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Celtic Tarot Cards Meaning from Nature

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Introduction D.N. Frost It is with great pleasure that I introduce D.N. Frost, an exciting fantasy author with a passion for Celtic mythology and traditions. She has graciously provided a guest post about the rich symbolism of nature used in Tarot cards. Welcome D. N. Frost! I encourage everyone to learn more about her and the […]

Caesar Second Invasion Britain

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   THE STANDARD PATH of the mythological adventure of the hero is represented in the rites of passage: separation, initiation, and return—Joseph Campbell   Introduction The unpublished epic historical fantasy [First Novel: APOLLO’S RAVEN] is envisioned to be a series set in Celtic Britain, Gaul (modern day France) and Ancient Rome prior to the invasion […]

Celtic Heroines: Golden Age of Warriors and Queens

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“We have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us. The labyrinth is thoroughly know. We have only to follow the thread of the hero path…And where we had thought to be alone, we will be with all of the world.”—Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth […]

Golden Age of Celts: Status Built by Battle or Feast

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Tweet The whole race [Celts] is made for war. High-spirited and quick to battle. — Strabo, Greek Historian GOLDEN AGE OF CELTS Status-Building in Battle During the Golden Age of the Celts (Le Tène Period), cattle thievery, slave raiding, and vendettas between clans and tribes formed the basis of low-intensity warfare that permeated the Celtic […]

Celtic Warrior Nobility—Hierarchical Society

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Tweet We have only to follow the thread of the hero path, and where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god. Where we had thought to travel outward, we will come to the center of our own existence. And where we had thought to be alone, we will be with […]

Celtic Warrior: Greek and Roman Accounts

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      Their [Celtic warriors] songs as they go into battle, their yells and leaping, and the dreadful noise of arms as they beat their shields in some ancestral custom, all this is done with one purpose: to terrify their enemies — Livy, Roman Historian Age of the Warriors As discussed in a previous post […]

Ancient Celtic Chieftains, Raiders, and Traders

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 The greatest contribution of the Celts was, and still is, myth. It has always been the prime function of mythology and rite to supply the symbols that carry the human spirit forward, in counteraction to those constant human fantasies that tend to tie it back–Joseph Campbell Introduction The word “Celtic” conjures different images—magic, warriors, castles, […]