Celtic Essays

  • Celtic Druids

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    language that tied all of them together, Old Celtic which is the descendent of the original Ur-Lnaguage. "Welsh, Breton the language of Brittany, in France- and the variants of Gaelic spoken in Ireland and Scotland are all Celtic languages"(Stokstad 485). Celtic Druids Evidence of their culture is basically archeological, it has also come from oral tradition, dating back to shortly before the fifth century AD. Knowledge of all the Druids besides the Celtic ones has been found from and around the

  • Celtic Lifestyle

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    Celtic Lifestyle During the period when the Celts existed, which is approximately 800 BC - 400 AD, they were just a little tribe compared to other large civilizations such as the Romans and Greeks. They still managed to conquer many regions and prove victorious in most of their battles. Who were these Celts that survived numerous struggles? Where did they originate? What kind of social structure did they have? What kinds of beliefs did they have? What sort of weapons and armor did they use in

  • The Celtic Appreciation of Nature

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    The Celtic Appreciation of Nature In doing this assignment, I was looking forward to becoming more appreciative of nature, and all that it has to offer us, wanting a better understanding of it all. It seems that we take all of the beauty of our earth for granted, we are spoiled and it shows. In completing this practicum, I hoped to return to a state of mind where everything I see has beauty in it, like a baby seeing things for the first time, when everything is so fascinating, that touching it

  • The Germanic and Celtic Tradition by George MacDonald

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    The Germanic and Celtic Tradition by George MacDonald One of the most interesting things about fairytales is how the author has borrowed ideas from ancient myths and legends and kept them alive in their writings. The Princess and the Goblin is one of these fairytales. In writing this novel, George MacDonald has incorporated much of the folk tradition in his characters and plot. Specifically, his concept of goblins seem to be drawn from the tradition of dwarfs, gnomes, and kobolds of Germanic

  • Boston Celtics Dominance

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    Celtics Dominance The Boston Celtics of the 60’s were like the Chicago Bulls of the 90’s or the San Antonio Spurs of the 2000’s. They had players that were game changing, like Michael Jordan or Tim Duncan. Their statistics in the 60’s were mind blowing. They had several winning seasons and many championship runs during this time. The Celtics were the most influential NBA team in the 60’s because they had game changing players, won several championships, and had record breaking statistics. One of

  • Celtic Mythological Motifs in Chretien's Yvain and Carroll's Alice

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    Celtic Mythological Motifs in Chretien's Yvain and Carroll's Alice Abstract: This is an analysis of celtic mythological motifs or themes (usually found Arthurian romances) in the medieval romance Yvain and the victorian classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland .} There are elements of the Arthurian romance in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Chretien de Troyes' Yvain . Both novels incorporate important aspects or reoccurring themes in Arthurian romances

  • Celtic Tiger In Ireland Analysis

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    brought the rise of what was known as the Celtic Tiger in Ireland. The Celtic Tiger was a label put on the Irish economy during the 1990’s. It was a new image for Ireland, one that mirrored the Asian Tiger in that it was young, vibrant and well educated as well. It also brought Ireland the idea of higher wages and lower taxes . This new identity was one in which set Ireland apart for the first time ever. This paper will look at the 1990’s phenomenon of the Celtic Tiger and how it shaped Ireland and its

  • Ancient Celtic Mythology: A Vision of Gods and Goddesses

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    Ancient Celtic Mythology: A Vision of Gods and Goddesses Upon investigating the supernatural reality that the Celts endured, it is necessary to somewhat overlook the myths to see what lies behind them. It is essential to find when and from where the myths originated and how true the storytellers, or narrators, really are. The Celtic gods and goddesses, in such an early mythological time defined as " 'a period when beings lived or events happened such as one no longer sees in our days' " (Sjoestedt

  • Boston Celtics Research Paper

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    The Boston Celtics home of Boston, Massachusetts and well known as the best basketball franchise to ever lay foot on the the hardwood floor. When the topic of the Celtics comes to mind. The names of Red Auerbach, Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, and the Dynasty team that won eleven championships between 1957-1969. Recently in the 21st century the Celtics have had their fair amount of success and currently are competing in the NBA playoffs to put up the 18th championship banner inside the TD Banknorth. The

  • The Influence of British/Celtic Myths and Figures in Haydn Middleton's Lie of the Land

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    The Influence of British/Celtic Myths and Figures in Haydn Middleton's Lie of the Land The following is a list of explications pointing towards British and Celtic myths and figures. While pursuing the Celtic influences of Middleton's novel, I found myself searching for the meaning of other present mysteries. This author's twist of two cultures creates a spectrum for possible explication. It seems that the Celtic material melds into British society throughout this novel. In search of specific

  • Brigid: From Celtic Goddess to Irish Saint

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    is intimately familiar with large parts of her history and lore, as well as Celtic culture. Brigid was originally a Celtic triune goddess who eventually, through a druidess, became Saint Brigid patron saint of Ireland. Brigid was originally a Celtic goddess. The Celts are an ancient people who are still thriving to this day making them one of the oldest people groups in the world. Today the terms Celt, Celts, and Celtic are primarily used to refer to the people, culture, art, and languages of the

  • The Importance of Celtic Culture in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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    The Importance of Celtic Culture in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, one can discover a variety of reasons why the Green Knight is indeed green.  Some can be found in open text while others one has to search for.  There is possibly another aspect involved in the holly leaf he carries in his first appearance.  The deeper aspect of the Green Knight is how he ties into the beliefs and culture of the Celts. The most obvious reason why the green knight is

  • A Comparison Of The Celtic God Sucellus Silvanus And The Norse God Thor?

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    A Comparison of the Celtic God Sucellus Silvanus and the Norse God Thor The Gaulish hammer-god, Sucellus Silvanus, is among the most important of the Celtic deities with respect to religious expression and influence as well as the iconography that depicts him (Green, 1992). In fact, Sucellus Silvanus is depicted on more than two hundred bronze and stone representations that indicate he was a complex god that had a broad ranging sphere of influence (Green, 1992). In addition, Sucellus Silvanus is

  • Celtic Metalwork

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    Throughout the ages art has been one of the most important aspects of being human. Yet one of the big break through for art came in the middle-ages. The art of Celtic Metalwork. Celtic metalwork is a thing of beauty, through a process of hard work, and moderate hands the Celts produced beautiful art through out the mid-ages and changed art forever. The Historical Celts were a diverse group of tribal societies in Iron Age Europe. Originally being a central European tribe, in places like France

  • Celtic Warriors

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    In this paper it will tell and describe almost everything about Celtic warriors. This paper will have the different weapons and armor that the Celtics used in combat. Also, there will be information about the different fighting tactics that they used on the battle field. And you cannot know these things without knowing the origin of the Celtic cross and how it came about. In conclusion this is what this essay will be teaching. The Celts were much feared warriors. There were various people who were

  • Celtic Life

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    Upon hearing the term ‘Celtic,’ the first things that come to mind are the awe of their intricately patterned jewelry, lively music, and the flowing tunics they wore. These people are also known for being fierce warriors and for their superstitious, nature-centered religion. Celtic customs are still alive and well in places like Ireland and the western reaches of Britain, but within this essay I shall explore their origins and traditions. To start off, I will address the Tumulus peoples. They were

  • Celtic Heros And Heroines

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    The Anglo Saxons 449-1066 1) The Celtic Heros and Heroines: A Magical World A) Greek travelers from the 4th century found an island settled by celts B) The religion of the celts formed in animism (spirit) C) The mythology of the Celts influenced English and Irish writers to this day D) Celtic Stories and Anglo Saxon stories are different 1) Tall, strong, blonde warriors settled with the Britons or Brythons (known as Britains) 2) The Celts saw spirits in everything (rivers, trees, ponds,stones,

  • Avalon: Isle of Mystery

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    Avalon: Isle of Mystery The island of Avalon has been shrouded in mystery throughout the history of the Arthurian legend. Named Ynyswytryn, meaning "the glassy isle", it was famous as the Celtic paradise "The Happy Island of the Blest" (Webb 11). In the earliest religion it was believed that the souls of the dead were borne westward to "…an Island in the Western Sea, to the abode of Glast and Avallac….Thus in later times was Arthur to be borne to the 'Island Valley of Avillion' " (Webb 11).

  • Paganism: The Celtic Cross

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    surprise to find out that in many places in the world the Celtic Cross is not seen as an ancient, powerful symbol, but instead as a negative, ‘evil’ symbol that represents the worst of the white supremacist. The Celtic Cross is an equal-armed cross with its intersection being surrounded by a circle. This symbol once spanned many cultures and religions, being used by Christians and Pagans alike. However, despite its ancient and long history, the Celtic Cross has become twisted and corrupted in the majority

  • The Sidhe, the Tuatha de Danaan, and the Fairies in Yeats's Early Works

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    became involved with Irish nationalism as well. His desire to express this nationalism was given voice through a Celtic literature that he hoped would inform and inspire his countrymen. Falling in love with a beautiful firebrand Irish patriot (who also had a taste for the occult) only served to further ignite the Celtic flames of imagination in Yeats. References to supernatural Celtic beings and the Irish spirit world abound in Yeats's early poetry. To make these passages seem less arcane, a look