Celtic Culture



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  • Embark on an Adventure into Celtic Culture - its Art, Crafts and musics, Tales of undefeated warriors, Magik and fairy tales and an era long ago....
  • Journey with us and discover the beautiful art of the Celts. Long before they had a written language they expressed themselves with their ornate art and sculpture - leaving the mark of Celtic art across all of Europe and beyond.
  • Through the centuries, Celtic artisans gained a reputation for mastery in metal work. This reputation was furthered by their ability to defeat so many in battle with their superior, yet decorative, weapons.
  • A merging of cultures - Celtic history overview.
  • Overview of the "Celtic Calendar" used by the ancient Celts. Included you will find explanation of the basic calendar and the Coligny Calendar.
  • The celtic warrior class was the "soldier" class of the Celtic peoples. Because of their expert metal working knowledge they developed swords that were much stronger than any of the races they fought. In battle the Celts would break their opponents swords with one blow and then strike them down. They also had a unique style of fighting that was virtually impossible to defend against.
  • Celtic jewelry is intricate in its design for a reason. Learn more...
  • A brief history of the clauddagh ring, or "heart ring". What it means and how it is to be worn.
  • The Celtic Cross and its use in jewelry. These ornate crosses can be found across Ireland, Scotland, Wal;es and parts of England.
  • The roots and purpose of the Torc and how the Celtic Torc came into being.
  • Men's Celtic Jewelry traces the many styles and designs the Celts have fashioned for men.
  • The Celtic (Keltic) language still survives, in part, in parts of Ireland. Here we attempt to go over some of that language.
  • An overview of the Celtic Mythology and their Gods. Who were the Druids and what part of the Celtic Culture did they play?
  • Celtic religion - A portal to the many forms of Celtic spiritualty. These froms include wicca, druids, paganism and of course Celtic Christianity.
  • The Flowering of Celtic Christianity. Celtic Christianity was that form held by much of the Celtic population after they arrived in the British Isles.
  • St. Patrick is a patronized Irish saint and one of the most celebrated figures in all of modern Christianity. St. Patrick's home was Ireland. He had the firm belief of converting all the “pagans” to Christians. Even though he was arrested, by the Celtic Druids, several times he always managed to escape and never waivered in his teachings.
  • An introduction and overview to all the information we have collected on Celtic Culture symbols. learn the origins and meanings of the Celtic symbols.
  • An overview of the Celtic symbols and their meanings. This is an ever growing library of information and is constantly being added to.
  • With the rising popularity of getting a tattoo the Celtic Culture has seen its fair share of interest. The history of the Celts and their body painitng has given way to the modern tattoo using many of their symbols and ancient artistry.
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  • A typical Celtic wedding was a ceremony that all particpated in. So how does Celtic History reflect in the the modern wedding ceremony's of today?
  • Celtic engagement rings and wedding bands have a style all their own, but still lend themselves to adding your own personal touches. An antique gold ring with the telltale woven pattern is the perfect symbol of the blending of two lives.
  • One aspect of the Celtic Culture that still survives today is the artwork and this is most commonly seen in jewellery such as celtic wedding rings.
  • The Bagpipes of Scotland and Ireland
  • The Scottish bagpipes are the most well known of all the different "types" of bag pipes. They actually come in a couple of different sizes producing different music.
  • The Irish, or Uilleann pipes, have reached quite an advanced state of development. They are becoming increasingly popular in the modern world.
  • The Ullean bagpipes are a special breed of pipes. Read on to learn more about these unique pipes.
  • Were dragons real of imagined? What part did they play in the Celtic culture?
  • The Chinese Dragon is predominant through out Chinese cultures. Mainly associated with controllong water the dragon plays a large part of the ancient Chinese culture..
  • Japanese dragons are diverse legendary creatures in Japanese mythology and folklore.
  • European dragons are legendary creatures in folklore and mythology among the overlapping cultures of Europe.
  • Throughout the world's history we find numerous references to "dragons and serpents". It is said that myths come from fact. Were there ever "dragons and large serpents" that wondered our world since man has been here?
  • The Druids were the religous order of the ancient Celtics. In the Celtic culture the handled the sacrifices, the prayers and all things dealing with the gods.
  • It was John Aubrey, writing in the 17th century, who first thought it a "probability" that stone circles, such as Stonehenge , "were Temples of the Druids"
  • Probably the most famous of all the Druid wizards, or magicians, was Merlin - of the King Arthur era. He is one of the many legends that have come out of the Celtic Culture and the Celtic history.
  • In the United Kingdom, fairy legend mainly began in Celtic Scotland, Ireland and Southwest England, with its roots leading back to Paganism. The peoples of ancient Ireland were split into two races, the visible race (Celts) and the invisible race (Fairies/Faeries or Sidhe).
  • A rich collection of fairy tales from days gone by. Many of these are several hundred years old but still classics!
  • Research the heraldry of your family and its Coat of Arms. Information form Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales on heraldic information.
  • Ireland is the current home of what's left of the Celtic cuture. Throughout Ireland you will find 100's of examples of the original Celtic Cross.
  • The celtic landmarks are found all over the British Isles. They are unique historical markers of the past Celtic Cultre and Celtic hstory.
  • The History of Ireland in a brief chronological order of. Major dates and milestones are noted.
  • Brian Boru was no legend although his life deeds were legendary. He was very much a real man and was in fact the last great High King of Ireland and perhaps the greatest military leader the country has ever known.
  • The 1798 rebellion in Ireland along with the other events of the last decade of the 1700's was a most important time in Irish history. Republicanism and Loyalism both found real identity, the Orange Order and Maynooth College were both founded as the century ended with the rebellion in Ireland and the subsequent Act of Union. The repercussions of these events define Irish history even up to the modern day.
  • The Irish Famine of 1846-50 took as many as one million lives from hunger and disease, and changed the social and cultural structure of Ireland in a number of profound ways. Reliance on the potato, bad agricultural practices and reliance on a failing potato crop all played their roles in the cause and effect.
  • The Great Famine resulted in millions of Irish dying and/or moving to America. They created a new "Irish nation" within America whilst remembering the injustice of the English occupation of their homeland and harboring a deep hatred of landlords.
  • The Children of Lir is from that time in ancient Ireland when the people believed in magic and in Druids and spells. These were the days of the Tuatha De Danann tribe, the Goddess Danu and of Lir, the lord of the sea.
  • Wales has a stunning coastline which is handsomely protected by its many historic castles and fortresses that stand steadfast in your gaze. It has its own language - said to be one of the oldest living languages in Europe. This language can only be described as a song of angels, radiating out of the valleys below whilst you journey its paths of wonder. As you travel down the mountain roads you see before you
  • Interested in your family roots? Wheere did your ancestors come from and who were they? Easily answer those questions using the Internet and these resources. My family did and we have now tracedour family back to the early 16th century!
  • How to start a Family History search - part 1. Read our series to get a better idea of how to go about beginning your family history search.
  • Part 2 of the series on Family History searches. Please read all the articles at our site.
  • Wicca is considered a type of "magic religion" and there are thousands of practicing "Wiccans", as they are called, in the world today.
  • The origin of "Wicca" is a matter of some debate. Some practitioners see their inspiration and traditions as coming directly from the gods. Others see it as...
  • Wicca - a religous practice of the Wiccans OR is it the ancient art of practicing magic used by the Celts centuries ago?
  • What IS wiccan magic, or majik?
  • There has been a lot of talk about the witchcraft and paganism practiced by the Celtics. Actually that is partially true and mostly untrue at the same time.
  • A brief overview of witchcraft and paganism as it relates to the ancient Celtic civilization. We also discuss the basics of the wicca religion.
  • You will find many helpful Celtic resources here.
  • Information about the authors, writers and the webmaster for the site Celtic-Culture.com.
  • Contact information for Celtic-Culture.com website.
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  • Site map for the Celtic Culture website. Celtic Culture is all about the history, mythology, art, music and sprituality of the Celtic Culture.