Celtic culture

Celtic culture

Druid

  • Member of the learned class among the ancient Celts.
  • They acted as priests, teachers, and judges.
  • Their name may have come from a Celtic word meaning “knower of the oak tree.” Very little is known for certain about the Druids, who kept no records of their own.
  •  They studied ancient verse, natural philosophy, astronomy, and the lore of the gods, some spending as much as 20 years in training. The Druids were said to believe that the soul was immortal and passed at death from one person into another. wikerman fire
  • Roman writers also stated that the Druids offered human sacrifices for those who were gravely sick or in danger of death in battle.
  • Huge wickerwork images were filled with living men and then burned; although the Druids preferred to sacrifice criminals, they would choose innocent victims if necessary.Celtic culture

Ross Lunula (Sun/Moon Calculator or clock ?)

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  • The Lunula is one of the best known of the early Irish gold styles as its shape does suggest the New Moon.
  • There are two definite centers within its form, in a proportion of approximately two (inner) to three (outer) circumferences.

Collar of Druidic monk

  • This magnificent gold collar from the Bronze Age was worn round the neck of Druidic monk. (National Museum in Dublin, Ireland)
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  • Examine this collar and you will find the fact that there are 11 sun-discs on each flanges (totally 22 discs on both), then count the elliptical bows of the collar, there are 7 elevated lines (representing 7 rays of light).
  • As you know, 22/7 is Pi or π (3.14、、、、、), mathematical proportion of circular and three dimensional geometry.
  • Three is sacred number for druids.
    Origin of “Temple or Shrine” is from “Chimple” meaning round enclosure or circled spot.