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Poll

Are you a Celtic Pagan?

\'m strictly a Celtic Pagan.
19 (22.6%)
\'m a Celtic Pagan, though I do non-Celtic stuff too.
34 (40.5%)
 do Celtic stuff, but I\'m not a Celtic Pagan.
8 (9.5%)
\'m not a Celtic Pagan at all.
3 (3.6%)
\'m not sure.
14 (16.7%)
biquitous other!
6 (7.1%)

Total Members Voted: 82

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Wrynn

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Re: Are you a Celtic Pagan?
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2011, 05:05:42 am »
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There are quite a few interesting parallels between various Indo-European cultures s'why ADF focuses on IE cultures rather than say just Celtic. :)

 
It is my heritage as well scottish, english and some irish, I am drawn to the tradition and im  still discovering and learning every day, but living in america western tradition is somewhat embedded.
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Re: Are you a Celtic Pagan?
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2011, 11:44:15 am »
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So I'm pretty sure that Brighid and Kwan Yin/Tara are in communication on some level. ;)

 
Holy crap, I'm not the only one who thinks that! I don't even. *contemplates starting thread no. 243 about Druidic Buddhism*
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Re: Are you a Celtic Pagan?
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2011, 02:51:14 pm »
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I'm curious about the diversity of our little SIG! SO I thought I'd make a little poll.

What about you?


I am Celtic (Welsh) and pagan but I would not call myself a Celtic pagan.

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Re: Are you a Celtic Pagan?
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2011, 03:00:18 pm »
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Holy crap, I'm not the only one who thinks that! I don't even. *contemplates starting thread no. 243 about Druidic Buddhism*

 
This is too funny! I was just talking with some friends about "dual belonging" to multiple religious traditions, during which one of them mentioned the name "JewBu" to describe Jewish Buddhists/Buddhist Jews. Which of course got us on a roll thinking of other silly names (we were drinking beer around a campfire, so, you know...).

Among my favorites:

- A Druid Buddhist or Buddhist Druid would be a.... DruBu
- Someone who just converted to Buddhism would be a.... NuBu
- A Buddhist who strictly adheres to the teachings (i.e. Buddhist fundamentalist) would be a.... TruBu
- A Buddhist who watches Jon Stewart religiously would be a.... StuBu
- Someone who converted to Buddhism to pick up chicks would be a... ScruBu
- A Buddhist on Zoloft would be a.... BluBu

I know there were others, but I can't remember them all.

Anyway, they were funny at the time. :)

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Re: Are you a Celtic Pagan?
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2011, 03:49:59 pm »
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P.P.S. Would that make me a EweDru?

 
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Re: Are you a Celtic Pagan?
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2011, 03:52:45 pm »
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P.P.S. Would that make me a EweDru?

 
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Re: Are you a Celtic Pagan?
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2011, 07:14:24 pm »
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This is too funny! I was just talking with some friends about "dual belonging" to multiple religious traditions, during which one of them mentioned the name "JewBu" to describe Jewish Buddhists/Buddhist Jews. Which of course got us on a roll thinking of other silly names (we were drinking beer around a campfire, so, you know...).

 
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Re: Are you a Celtic Pagan?
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2011, 02:45:35 am »
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IWhat about you?


I answered "I do Celtic stuff, but I am not a Celtic pagan".

I observe certain Celtic holidays (main ones being Imbolg, Samhuinn, and Bealtuinn), and worship Celtic-based Deities (Brighid, Cailleach, maybe Manannan), and even perform a specific Celtic duty (Cill work). It's even where most of my ancestry lies (from Ireland to France/Gaul). But I'm not following a Celtic pagan path. It's never felt particularly right to me.
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Re: Are you a Celtic Pagan?
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2011, 02:56:53 am »
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It is my heritage as well scottish, english and some irish, I am drawn to the tradition and im  still discovering and learning every day, but living in america western tradition is somewhat embedded.

I wouldn't worry too much about that. Western tradition is also embedded in England, Scotland, and Ireland ;)

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Re: Are you a Celtic Pagan?
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2011, 09:30:29 am »
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What about you?

 
I've got some of the Celtic-y leanings, but that's about it.  I don't really feel any tugs towards any other type of "area" though, and the more I really figure out what it is that I believe, the more it becomes less Celtic, and simply more "me".

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Re: Are you a Celtic Pagan?
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2011, 08:34:16 pm »
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What about you?

 
I'm a Celtic Pagan, but I do non-Celtic stuff too. Bast has apparently adopted me, and being part of an eclectic Wiccan tradition folks are always borrowing stuff from somewhere (sometimes in a half-backsided manner, but that's another comment for another thread, I think).

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Re: Are you a Celtic Pagan?
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2011, 08:59:04 pm »
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What about you?

 Celt to the bone.  Anything else I've ever explored, because I was raised to keep my mind open, well, either it has a direct and preexisting correlate already in my beliefs and practices or it doesn't fit and thus gets a pass.  So, I'm a Celt, Irish to be more precise, of the 'off the Island, doesn't speak enough Irish to fill a thimble other than the rites I was raised with' sort.
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Re: Are you a Celtic Pagan?
« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2011, 02:30:38 am »
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*snip*

What about you?

 
I have been interested in Celtic paganism for a fair amount of time; considering my father's family is originally from Scotland I naturally felt attracted to it when I first began looking at pagan religions in depth, and while I definitely continue studying and reading about Celtic pre-Christian religion, etc. I have been moving away from being purely Celtic in focus and have recently had a sudden surge in interest that's gone from Germanic to Hellenic - so I am kind of in between anything more than polytheist-with-a-lot-of-fingers-in-a-lot-of-pies. :o

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Re: Are you a Celtic Pagan?
« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2011, 01:54:17 pm »
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I'm curious about the diversity of our little SIG! SO I thought I'd make a little poll.

I voted 'I'm not sure.' which might seem strange coming from one of the SIG leaders! But, it's true. I do work with four Irish Celtic deities, and a lot of my worldview is informed by the Celts. At the same time, though, my practice also includes equal parts Hellenic and Kemetic influence, along with smaller influences from other sources. So I'm not really sure, right at the moment.

What about you?

 
Er, I worship two Gallic goddesses, but my first deity is Hermes. SO... not necessarily of the Celtic path, nor of the Hellenic, but a bit of both and neither?
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Re: Are you a Celtic Pagan?
« Reply #29 on: July 07, 2011, 02:29:41 pm »
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Er, I worship two Gallic goddesses, but my first deity is Hermes. SO... not necessarily of the Celtic path, nor of the Hellenic, but a bit of both and neither?

Well the Greeks&Romans considered their Olympians to be the perfect manifestation of the divine, that revealed themselves in other cultures, and the Romans equated the Gaulish Lugus(Irish Lugh, Welsh Lleu) with their Mercury(Hellenic Hermes), so you could be Celtic in that sense ;)

Just throwing that out there for the hell of it, and not saying that's the case. I know a lot of Hard Polytheists like to view every deity, and even different names&titles of the same deity as distinct, although technically that would mean a hell of a lot more deities than the 12 Olympians. I know for me personally, since my world-view is Gaelic, I see the Gods as Gaelic.

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