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    Celts In Greek Mythology

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    The Celts were a group of people who began to spread throughout Europe around 1000 B. C. At the peak of their power, they took over an area that started in the British Isles in the west and went as far as Turkey in the east. They conquered northern Italy and Macedonia. In the process of doing so, they took down Rome and Delphi as well. They were known to be fierce, courageous, and fearless warriors. The Romans treated the Celts with a lot of respect because of this. "They are very tall in stature, with rippling muscles under clear white skin. Their hair is blond, but not naturally so: they bleach it, to this day, artificially, washing it in lime and combing it back from their foreheads. They look like wood-demons, their hair thick and shaggy…

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    Martin J. Dougherty states in the Celts: The History and Legacy of one of the oldest cultures in Europe that the Celts “…were far more complex than at first it might appear” (13). The birth place of Celts came from Keltoi which has been created from the Greeks, except another term they are called as is barbarians, by none other than the Romans (19). These Keltoi’s, barbarians, Celts, or however you decide to call them, are being hired by the Greeks for their mercenary skills to help the Greeks…

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    Magic traditions have long fascinated people, but none have been as captivating as the Celtic traditions. The Celts influence had a wide reach at their height of power that stretched from Ireland to Turkey, which was strengthened by their ferocity. Most of the written history and traditions of the Celts came from the Romans during their time of conquest, as the Celts passed down their traditions orally, which has added to the mysticism that surrounds them. Their spirituality was holistic,…

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    Era, a group of people called the Celts emerged. From about 450 BC to 250 BC, the Celts were the most powerful people living in Europe. They were not originally named the Celts until the eighteenth century. Before, the Brits would call them Britons. The Celts were consist of small tribes rather than one large group. Each tribe had their own king and land. However they all followed the same religion, political structure, and all looked fairly the same. Even though the Celts did not not have a…

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    The History of Halloween Why do we celebrate Halloween? When Halloween is mentioned today what comes to mind is candy, costumes, trick-or-treating, and mischief. But Halloween was celebrated very differently when it originated. The first form of Halloween was believed to originate 2,000 years ago from the Celts, who were located in what is today, Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France. Their celebration called Samhain (pronounced Sah-ween) is translated to mean “summer’s end”, it was…

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    What is Halloween All About? Halloween is the direct descendent of the Celtic celebration of Samhain. Samhain was the introduction of the New Year and a time to celebrate the end of a successful year. Samhain marked the beginning of the winter, the time of year that is most associated with death. The Celts believed that the night before Samhain, the veil between the living and the dead became a little blurred. They thought that ghosts could return to the Earth and cause havoc by destroying…

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    Celtic Gods and Goddesses Religion and mythology is an important part of every major culture around the world, as far back in history as imaginable. The Celts were no different. Before Christianity became commonplace, the Celtic people had their own myths, gods and goddesses, and religious rituals. A main source of Celtic legends were Christian monks who recorded them, giving further insight to how the Celts viewed life. Celtic gods and goddesses played an important role in the Celtic people’s…

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    Halloween Halloween is a time where people can dress up. They can be whatever they want scary or cute. However where does halloween originate from? Halloween originates far back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. They celebrated their new year on November 1. Which marked the end of summer and harvest and the beginning of the dark, and cold winter, a time where death tolls would rise. The Celts believed the night before the new year, a boundary “portal” between the dead and the living…

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    La dia de los muertos, known as The Day of the the dead, is celebrated similar to Halloween. Both Halloween and The Day of the dead include spirits but they are incorporated in different ways. These holidays share similarities and differences through their history, festivals, and and they way the spirits are incorporated. While Halloween is celebrated only on October 31st, Day of the dead is celebrated starting on October 31st and ending on November 2nd. The day of the dead was started…

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    claiming roots in the primordial past. In reaction to the growth of secularism throughout the 20th Century, various groups self-organized based upon a revived ‘natural spirituality’. The ‘natural’ element therein emphasizes the organic community, typically with ecological and cultural overtones, and usually in contrast to ‘mainstream’ societal attitudes. A common resource utilized by these widely divergent movements is the ancestral heritage of a given community; whether national community…

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