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7th-Oct-2006 08:07 pm(no subject)
For those whose ethnic identity dates back to the Norse-Gaels--how many of you find that historical pagan syncretism lacking everywhere on the Islands, that you honor parts of the culture that doesn't make up the majority of your recon tradition by seperate rituals?
How do we include traditionalists and volkish elements within the larger Celtic-Germanic traditions without openning our selves up to racist and supremist ends? I see a lot of the Universalist, Folkish, and Tribalist debates (and I consider myself somewhat of a Tribalist, language defines me FAR more than "race" or even ethnicity) and thing how much time is wasted fighting it out when we need to target SPECIFIC groups that are fronts for non-religious white supremist groups.

x-cross posted to personal journal.
3rd-Oct-2006 04:34 pm(no subject)
Okay, for those of you who don't know, I write philosophy and religious collumns for The Green Triangle.  We have finished a series of three interviews on Gnostic Revivalism.  In November, I am finally getting to where my heart is and starting a series on Pagan Reconstruction/Heathenry. I am in the middle of three Celtic Recon interviews (although I am open to those who feel like those are Gaulish or Welsh recons since most everything we currently have are Gaelic cultures). We will probably be running these through December.

Anyway, my point in the otherwise off topic post is simple: I would like to interview experienced and long standing heathens for the next section of the Recon series. Now I have plenty of time, but if you are interested, I will tell you how to contact me. 

The url is http://www.thegreentriangle.com/

Also, we are accepting pagan articles (and I would LOVE some on germanic-celtic pagan relations).
30th-Sep-2006 08:20 pm(no subject)
I was reading stuff on Lugus (or in insular Celtic cultures, Llew/Lugh) and the relationship to Odin/Wotan/Wodanaz and I found something interesting--that there may be a relationship between Loki and Lugus, although it seems based of only two things: 1) the can be seen as having cognate elements in the names and 2) the description of Loki as "hypostasis of Odin" by pwople like Folke Ström.

What interests me about this is while there are few accounts of Lugus directing from Roman or Greek sources on Gaul, there does seem to be some relationship with the Chatti and, as macnacailli points, during the La Tene period. Are some of the Loki myths rememants of the relationship to Lugus.

And while all this is scholarly interesting, what could this mean, religiously?
30th-Sep-2006 02:56 pm(no subject)
How much stock do you folks put into the common Proto-Indo-European mythology as the reason for the Gaulish/Germanic connections...
28th-Sep-2006 11:57 pm(no subject)
Let's start this with a simple question: those of you have historical syncretic practices (like those of us with Scottish traditions that deal with Picts, Scots, and Norse in ancestory--and I know each group was Christianized at differing times which makes dealing with this more difficult--or Manx traditions), how do your respective communities deal with it?
28th-Sep-2006 01:50 am(no subject)
Provided by a helpful hand at allheathen, this site is really helpful for digesting Norse/Pictish relations in Orkney islands, http://www.orkneyjar.com/index.html
27th-Sep-2006 03:21 am(no subject)
I am looking for evidence or scholarly relationships between Celtic Polytheism and possible late (but still pre-Christian) syncretism with Anglo-Saxon and Norse Heathen religions... anyone have any leads?
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