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Celtic Deities Resources?
« on: March 04, 2019, 06:55:50 am »
Hi all, wonderful to be part of this board.

I've been reading through some books on Celtic mythology - I'm far from being well informed on the topic yet, so bear with me!
I've noticed that the gods and goddesses I've heard a lot about don't tend to turn up that much in the myths I've read. A lot of what seems to have gotten through the ages have been folk tales and hero stories.
Why is that? Is it because the mythology was filtered through a Christian culture by time they were written down? And if so, can anyone recommend some books for me to come to understand the Celtic gods? I've looked through some of the reading lists pinned here, but maybe I've missed something.

I'm currently working through Orr's Principles of Druidry and Ellis' Mammoth Book of Myths and Legends.

Thank you for your time!

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Re: Celtic Deities Resources?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2019, 11:27:46 am »
Hi all, wonderful to be part of this board.

I've been reading through some books on Celtic mythology - I'm far from being well informed on the topic yet, so bear with me!
I've noticed that the gods and goddesses I've heard a lot about don't tend to turn up that much in the myths I've read. A lot of what seems to have gotten through the ages have been folk tales and hero stories.
Why is that? Is it because the mythology was filtered through a Christian culture by time they were written down? And if so, can anyone recommend some books for me to come to understand the Celtic gods? I've looked through some of the reading lists pinned here, but maybe I've missed something.

I'm currently working through Orr's Principles of Druidry and Ellis' Mammoth Book of Myths and Legends.

Thank you for your time!

"Celtic" is a very broad term - there are distinct differences between the different Celtic countries.

For Welsh deities the main surviving source is the Mabinogion.  The original translation by Lady Charlotte Guest is available as a free download on sacredtexts and numerous other places but it is very dated and not terribly accurate.  Her version is coloured by the sensibilities of the time and is somewhat sanitised!  The currently accepted "best" version is that by Sioned Davies. She is much more accurate but has also managed to capture the magic of the tales which were lost in some of the other academic translations.

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