Arianrhod - holder of the Corona Borealis
Once upon a time Cuchulainn came over the fair green of Brl Leith,
and he saw at the edge of a well a woman with a bright red comb adorned with
gold, washing in a silver basin wherein were two bluebirds with little, bright gems of
purple carbuncle in the rims of the basin.
A red gold mantle Áine
had, a forest green cloak,
a brooch of fairest
A kirtle she wore, long, hooded, of green silk, with red
embroidery of gold.
clasps of gold and silver in the kirtle on her breasts.
glistening of the gold against the green silk was manifest to men.
There she was, undoing her red gold tresses to wash,
her arms out through the
sleeve-holes of her smock; white as snow
the two hands, soft and
even, and red as foxglove were the two clean beautiful cheeks.
Dark as the back of a
stag-beetle the two eyebrows.
a shower of pearls were
the teeth in her head.
Green as an olive were
Red as rowan
berries the lips.
smooth and soft-white the shoulders.
White as the foam of a wave was the flank: slender,
tender, soft as wool.
Polished and warm, sleek and white were
the two thighs.
Round and small, hard and
white the two knees.
The bright radiance of the moon was
in her noble face.
The loftiness of pride in
her smooth eyebrows.
light of wooing in each of her regal eyes.
A dimple of delight in each of
dignity in her voice; a step steady queenly gait was hers.
seemed to Cuchulainn
that she was from the elfmounds.
Of her was said: "Shapely and dear are
all till compared with Áine."
A longing for her straightway
seized the Cuchulainn; so he
Asking tidings of her: "Shall I have an hour of
dalliance with thee?"
"Tis for that we have come hither under thy
safeguard," quoth she.
"Query, whence art thou and whence hast thou
come?" quoth Cuchulainn.
"Áine am I, daughter of Etar, King of
the cavalcade from the elfmounds.
I have been here for twenty years
since birth in an elfmound."
"Thou shalt have welcome, and for thee
every other woman shall be left by me, and with thee alone will I live so long
as thou hast honour," quoth Cuchulainn.
"My proper bride-price to me!"
she quoth, "and afterwards my desire."
"Thou shalt have both," quoth
This great Celtic
oath calls the very elements to witness.
Celts held a
primal holistic concept of
powerful manifestations of gods,
not to be trifled with.
This great Celtic oath is
a most solemn pledge to the elements to
destroy those who do not keep their word and repay their debts.
state of the land is always a reflection of the kingly rule.
in the sky, the soil no longer
growing crops, the
rains coming at the wrong times, unseasonable cold and hot waves,
all pointed to poor stewardship
on the part of the king who directed the activities of the people.
Or did these omens point
to bad advice ?
"Good is his reign. Since he assumed the kingship,
no cloud has veiled the sun for the
space of a day from the middle of spring to the middle of autumn. Not a
dewdrop has fallen from grass till midday."
The word druid (Irish
drui, Welsh derwydd) is derived from the
Sanskrit: veda - to see
or know, combined with the word for oak: Gaulish dervo, Irish
dour, Welsh derw.
The words for wood and wisdom are very
close: Irish fid and fios mean tree and knowledge; Welsh
gwydd and gwyddon mean tree and
This close connection suggests a druid is 'a knower of the tree' or
'tree-sage', give a closer feel of what the druid really was -
a seer of great
knowledge, whose closeness to the natural world put him or her in the
position as a Walker of the
Thinspace between the
subconscious of mankind and
the unseen collective consciousness of
The druids, sons and daughters of the Oak, were distinct by
reason of the gift of reading
The gathering place for Galatian druids was called
Drunemeton, literally "Oak Sanctuary".
Male and female druids
were gifted people who exhibited excellence in various arts (talents or skills) while
maintaining shamanic roles.
Druids were the repositories of
Druids, who searched for
deeper understanding in the
patterns revealed throughout Nature, used that wisdom/knowledge to note the
right time for spring
sowing, autumn harvest or
the prognosis of an injured
Some druids specialized in
Branches of Nature,
becoming seers or
battle strategists as
well as advisers to
A druid is a
person with natural wisdom whose advice is sought on matters of daily life;
one who perhaps also practices a
craft; one who married
and had a family; one
who brought people together for common celebrations.
In the druid we
see the earliest form of tribal
leadership - which was spiritual rather than
Distinctions between king and druid are blurred in Celtic
Although the king is the assumed leader, the druid rules
Rome banned the Druidic arts after sacking Anglesey in AD
The function of the seer or fáithi, to divine the
course of human affairs through
a close observation of human
nature, is still associated with people of Celtic extraction, many of whom
possess 'the second
4000 BC The ancient Celts
are a branch of the Indo-Europeans, an ethnico-linguistic group that includes
Germanic, Slavic, Greek and Indo-Iranian people.
From the the
Pontic-Caspian Steppes, the Proto-Indo-Europeans conquer most
of Europe, Central Asia and South Asia
thanks to the advent of the Bronze Age in the North Caucasus.
Proto-Celtic people enter Europe from the Balkans equipped with horses and
superior bronze weapons quickly
conquering Western Europe, from Iberia to the British Isles.
1200 Classical Celtic culture emerges in central Europe around
modern Austria, Bavaria and Switzerland as found in Hallstatt, Upper Austria.
600 to 400
BC La Tène culture spreads from the Alps to most of Western and
People in these areas speak a similar language, share
the same religion, have similar traditions and beliefs and engage in the same
arts and techniques.
Celts are more advanced than the Romans in
science, law and economics.
Celtic calendars are much more accurate than the Roman one.
tribe was organized in four septs (clans), each ruled by a tetrach (chief),
assisted by a judge, a general and two deputy generals.
Each sept sent
25 senators to a central shrine called Drunemeton.
Celtic society gave much more freedom and power to women than
the Greeks and Romans did.
Greco-Roman housewives were prohibited to do
business and mostly sequestrated in their home under the supervision of male
Celtic women could become powerful tribe leaders and go
BC Celts plunder Rome.
Oaks are of primordial importance in
Druids ritually cut mistletoe off oak trees.
Celts believed in recycling - automatic reincarnation of the Eternal
The Celts practice ritual human sacrifice to the
gods, typically near water (lake, river, spring) and/or in forest groves.
Offerings appear to be war prisoners or criminals.
being both judges and priests, combining judicial executions with
the honouring of the gods.
Romans crucified political opponents and
had prisoners killed or
eaten alive by wild
beasts in arenas.
Celtic religious sacrifices were
less barbaric than Romans
Many ancient Celtic tribes gave their names to modern
Bohemia was named after the Boii, and Belgium after the
The ancient name of Switzerland was Helvetia, from the
Celtic Helvetii tribe.
In France, Paris is named after the
Parisi tribe, and Lyon is a corruption of Celtic name Lugdunon, meaning
the "hill fort of Lugh" (one of the most important Celtic deity).
A Cisalpine branch of the Veneti tribe gave their
name to Venice and the Veneto region in Italy.
The Italian cities of
Belluno, Bergamo, Bologna, Brescia, Brianza, Genova and Milano all have Celtic
300 BC Celts invent chainmail and the
helmets later used by Roman legionaries.
Celtic swords and shields are
at least as good as the Roman's.
The decoration of the Celtic weapons,
chariots and artifacts was in many ways superior to those of many Mediterranean
58 BC The Celts are immensely rich and
They have a built a road network across the European
The Celts active trade with the Mediterranean world,
exchanging notably their iron tools and weapons for wine and pottery.
They import amber from the Baltic to resell to the Romans and
Gauls are described as wearing shiny, gold-like armours and
Julius Caesar, an opportunist, makes his move.
Celtic gold mines are found in France alone.
The Romans have little
gold on the Apennine Peninsula so the conquest of Gaul will be a tremendous
boost to their Mediterranean power.
Julius Caesar, Patrician, decimates
the Celts slaughtering 10% and enslaving another 10% to be marched back to Rome
|Green Man has survived
countless transformations and cultural diversities.
It is with the
coming of the empire that his images are noted as spanning religions, as he has
been found both within the empire and at its borders..
Jerome of Stridon
notes that the language of the Anatolian Galatians in his day is still very
similar to the language of the Treveri (from the region of Trier
on the border of Germany and
Celtic languages progressively disappear during the
They only survive in Brittany, Corwall, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and
for a time also in Galacia (north-western Spain).
Only a minority of
people still speak Celtic/Gaelic languages, and they are
confined to Wales, Brittany
and western Ireland.
2001 The Basque language
is considered to be a language isolate; a language which is not known to be
related to any other in the world.
The Basques are thought to be the
closest descendants of the Palaeolithic people who established the first
settlements in Britain more than 10,000 years ago.
Welsh and Irishmen
are genetic blood-brothers of the Basque people.
The evidence of a link
is in a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy
of Sciences by James Wilson and Prof David Goldstein of University
College London, with colleagues at Oxford University and the
University of California, Davis.
findings provide the first direct evidence of a close relationship between the
people thought of as Celts and the Basques.
The team looked for
similarities between the Y chromosomes - only carried by men - of 88 "Celtic
fringe" individuals from Anglesey, North Wales, 146 from Ireland with Irish
Gaelic surnames, and 50 Basques, revealing "remarkable" similarities.
The Celts carry the early Y chromosome, said the study, which provides
the first clear evidence of a close relationship in the paternal heritage of
Basque and Celtic speaking populations.
"They were statistically
indistinguishable," said Prof Goldstein.
Study Shows Ties Long Veiled In Europe
This web site is not a commercial web site and
is presented for educational purposes only.
This website defines a
new perspective with which to engage reality to which its author adheres. The
author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
forged a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their
agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race.
Religious intolerance occurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious
practices, religious beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This
web site marks the founding of a system of philosophy named The Truth of the
Way of the Lumière Infinie - a rational gnostic mystery religion based
on reason which requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme
leader, no church buildings and in which each and every individual is
encouraged to develop a personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer
through the pursuit of the knowledge of reality in the hope of curing the
spiritual corruption that has enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of the
Truth of the Way of the Lumière Infinie are spelled out in detail on
this web site by the author. Violent acts against individuals due to their
religious beliefs in America is considered a "hate crime."
This web site
in no way condones violence. To the contrary the intent here is to reduce the
violence that is already occurring due to the international corporate cartels
desire to control the human race. The international corporate cartel already
controls the world economic system, corporate media worldwide, the global
industrial military entertainment complex and is responsible for the collapse
of morals, the elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction of
global ecosystems. Civilization is based on coöperation. Coöperation
does not occur at the point of a gun.
American social mores and values
have declined precipitously over the last century as the corrupt international
cartel has garnered more and more power. This power rests in the ability to
deceive the populace in general through corporate media by pressing emotional
buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population through prior
corporate media psychological operations. The results have been the destruction
of the family and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to
the corrupt international elites vision of a perfect world. Through distraction
and coercion the direction of thought of the bulk of the population has been
directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt international elite that
further consolidates their power and which further their purposes.
views and opinions presented on this web site are the views and opinions of
individual human men and women that, through their writings, showed the
capacity for intelligent, reasonable, rational, insightful and unpopular
thought. All factual information presented on this web site is believed to be
true and accurate and is presented as originally presented in print media which
may or may not have originally presented the facts truthfully. Opinion and
thoughts have been adapted, edited, corrected, redacted, combined, added to,
re-edited and re-corrected as nearly all opinion and thought has been
throughout time but has been done so in the spirit of the original writer with
the intent of making his or her thoughts and opinions clearer and relevant to
the reader in the present time.
Fair Use Notice
This site may contain
copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically
authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our
efforts to advance understanding of criminal justice, human rights, political,
economic, democratic, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe
this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for
in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C.
Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those
who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for
research and educational purposes. For more information see:
www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted
material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you
must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
© Lawrence Turner
All Rights Reserved