Celtic religion


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Celtic religion:

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, priests of ancient Celtic Britain, Ireland, and Gaul and probably of all ancient Celtic peoples, known to have existed at least since the 3d cent. BC. Information about them is derived almost exclusively from the testimony of Roman authors, notably Julius Caesar, and
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The ancient Celtic religion turned on two feasts -- Beltane (May 1) and Samain or New Year's (November 1).
It counters the overly sentimental and unhistorical view of Celtic religion and situates Celtic theology squarely within the institutional medieval Christian Church.
This means that the book may be read as a 'tour guide' of Celtic religion.
Almost every element of it harks back to the pagan Celtic religion that once held sway in England, and perhaps survived longer in the west of England than elsewhere.
There, the visitors make offerings and tie cloth to the trees, and consider the role of Celtic religion.
3) that a tenth-century Norse heathen would have felt at home with the Germanic or Celtic religion of a thousand years earlier is countered by the warning that |their religion could hardly be expected to remain static' (p.