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Re: Celtic Myth and Cultural Appropriation - Questions
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2019, 06:51:57 am »
I would be incredibly grateful for anyone's ideas, personal experience or critique of this (as you're comfortable with sharing, of course). It should be said that I'm relatively new to Paganism (3 years and running), but I'm looking forward to improving my approach to these issues going on.

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Nym
As you've said, being a Celt that has grown up in a contemporary Celtic culture yourself, your case is likely to be sympathetic to other Celts of the same. Too often I see posts of those trying to use DNA or some small % of a 23&me to justify their connection to the gods, or a culture, without understanding the cultural appreciation or identification involved.

I couldn't give a viewpoint from a sense in Druidry, as that's not my path, but as a pagan and citizen of Ireland, will further echo what Lora says in her videos, who is a personal friend and "sister" of mine. Anyone, anywhere, can be drawn to Irish gods. Incorporating them into your path respectfully would just require a certain degree of knowledge to the history, and cultural traditions that they're coming from.
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Re: Celtic Myth and Cultural Appropriation - Questions
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2019, 06:57:12 am »
I'm Welsh and follow the Welsh pantheon and mythology.

I'm somewhat sensitive about it given I've been told by more than one American ( not here!)  that I can't possibly be a Celt because I'm not Irish. I'm also liable to go off on long tedious rants about the use of Mabon for the Autumn Equinox.
That must be very annoying, and frustrating! Those issues deserve long rants  ;D
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