Hey this group still alive?
I have a question, perhaps subjective, for everyone identifying with Celtic Paganism in any way. What do you believe is the difference between the "Celtic" paths, especially those considered traditional? Folk tradition, Plain old Celtic Paganism, (which may be considered "Neo-Paganism" even though I hate the very term) CR/R, Druidry?
I've even heard a lot of people starting to identify as "British/Irish Traditionalist Pagans." I think the whole idea of Celtic Paganism is suffering the same treatment as modern Wicca - A million and one different traditions and paths all classified under the one umbrella. Wicca. Celtic Paganism.
Do you believe one particular Celtic Pagan path is any more valid than another, especially in a traditional sense of what was actually practiced in pre-Christian Celtic countries? If so, which, and why? And all of you who identify as "Celtic Pagan," which path do you follow? How does your paths and the sabbats you may (or may not) observe relate to Celtic Paganism?
The self-devouring serpent
I see an image in some Celtic knotwork that looks like a serpent, or perhaps a lion, or something, that is round and eating its own tail.
Does anyone wknow what this is, or have a picture of it?
Info on the Morrigan
I'm after some reliable information on the Morrigan - historically, or from myths, or even modern stuff, everything I can find on her.
Where does most of common Pagan knowledge on the Morrigan come from?
Also - does she bear any connection to the sea/water in any way?
Apologies for the x-posting
"A Wiccan rosary might have 13 beads, for the lunar months in a year, or 28 for the days in a lunar month. A Celtic rosary might be arranged in three groups of nine, and so on."
- Ceisiwr Serith - A Book of Pagan Prayer.
Since this is a Celtic Paganism
rather than a Celtic reconstructionsim
group, hopefully diverting from the but-the-ancient-Celts-didn't-do-that rule of questioning is allowed. I'm curious as to why he would suggest a rosary with a Celtic leaning in mind might be arranged in three groups of nine.
Anyone familiar with anything in Celtic Paganism that holds three, nine or the pattern of the two in significance?