10 Facts About Celtic mythology


Celtic mythology is the body of myths belonging to the Celtic peoples.

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Irish Celtic mythology has the largest written body of myths, followed by Welsh Celtic mythology.

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Some figures in Insular Celtic mythology myth have ancient continental parallels: Irish Lugh and Welsh Lleu are cognate with Lugus, Goibniu and Gofannon with Gobannos, Macan and Mabon with Maponos, and so on.

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From what has survived of Celtic mythology, it is possible to discern commonalities which hint at a more unified pantheon than is often given credit.

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Celtic mythology is not found in a number of distinct, if related, subgroups, largely corresponding to the branches of the Celtic languages:.

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Celtic mythology gods were considered to be a clan due to their lack of specialization and unknown origins.

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Celtic mythology was known as the Morrigan, but the different sections she was divided into were referred to as Nemain, Macha, and Badb, with each representing different aspects of combat.

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Celtic mythology is most commonly known for her involvement in the Tain Bo Cuailnge.

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Celtic mythology is evidently a residual of the earlier, more widespread god Lugus, whose diffusion in Celtic religion is apparent from the number of place names in which his name appears, occurring across the Celtic world.

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Important reflexes of British Celtic mythology appear in the Four Branches of the Mabinogi, especially in the names of several characters, such as Rhiannon, Teyrnon, and Bran the Blessed.

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