A Tailcenn (bald-head) will come over the raging sea, With his perforated garments, his crook-headed staff, With his table (altar) at the east end of his house,And all the people will answer — ‘Amen! Amen! Continue reading St. Patrick and the Druids.
remain a likely possibility that the connection between Patrick and the banishment of snakes may owe something to his abolition of the druidic cult of Nathair the snake god instead of an actual purge on snakes. I believe that snakes have served as an allegory for paganism, which St. Patrick “banished” when he brought the Catholic religion to Ireland’s shores, even though there is no such relation mentioned in the early lives of the Saint. Continue reading The Celtic religion prior to the advent of Christianity
Strong Celtic connotations were retained by Brittany, Scotland and Ireland for centuries, keeping that torch of Ancient Tradition ablaze and Celtic music being the conveyer by which the most sensitive individuals and those less conditioned by political and religious ideas were brought back into the collective conscience, a new stimulus and the driving force to action according to the Ancient Code of the Western world. Continue reading Celtic spirituality in Druidic Europe