Sequani (Coligny) Calendar

Introduction When the Romans invaded Gaul, they made it law for the people to use the Julian calendar. Despite this the Sequanii tribe, kept the old lunisolar calendar of the ancient Celts alive right up to the second century. How do we know? In 1897 at Coligny (near Lyon) an amazing discovery was made. TheContinue reading “Sequani (Coligny) Calendar”

The Dream of Oengus(Aengus)

This particular legend was found in the Book of Leinster surviving from the 15th century and maybe familar to theWelsh ‘How Culhwch won Olwen’. It is also the primary source of information that is behind WB Yeats ‘ The Dream of Wandering Aengus’. I am not going to reproduce the original prose as you can lookContinue reading “The Dream of Oengus(Aengus)”

Segontium

Segontium (Old Welsh: Cair Seiont) is a Roman fort on the outskirts of Caernarfon in Gwynedd, orth Wales was founded by Agricola in 77/ 78 CE after he conquered the Celtic tribe of the Ordovices. The fort survived until the end of the Roman occupation of Britain c. 394 CE. It was garrisoned by Roman auxiliaries from Belgium and Germany. According to Nennius “Here, Constantius the Emperor died.” Constantius Chlorus,Continue reading “Segontium”

Solstice blessings from the Order of Celtic Wolves

Solstice blessings to you all. “Solstice” (Latin: “solstitium”) means sun-stopping. The point on the horizon where the sun appears to rise and set, stops and reverses direction after this day. On the solstice, the sun does not rise precisely in the east, but rises to the north of east and sets to the north ofContinue reading “Solstice blessings from the Order of Celtic Wolves”

The Sun is Further North on the Solstice

For several years Inuit native Americans have observed that the sun is rising and setting further north on the June Soltice and further south on the December Solstice. The Earth’s axis tilt wobbles and many theorise that this has caused catastrophic effects due to climate change at least four times in Earth’s history. Indeed, theContinue reading “The Sun is Further North on the Solstice”

A Beltane Tale of Unrequited Love

Gwydion and Math worked together creating a woman using flowers of the oak, broom and meadowsweet and gave her the name Blodeuwedd (Flower-Faced). She was destined to be Lleu’s wife. However, love cannot be forced and Blodeuwedd loved another and whilst her husband Lleu is away, she falls in love with Gronw Pebr, Lord ofContinue reading “A Beltane Tale of Unrequited Love”

Myth busting – King Arthur’s Castle

Castles originated in the 9th and 10th centuries, after the fall of the Carolingian Empire resulted in its territory being divided among individual lords and princes. After the death of English King Edward the Confessor and the subsequent Norman conquest of Britain and Ireland, the first castles were built in Britain. In about 1138 GeoffreyContinue reading “Myth busting – King Arthur’s Castle”