Celtic Culture

 

 

Celtic Religion

Celtic religion covers a wide range of topics. Religion is a word that encompasses all cultures of the world, from Pagan to Christian and from Hindu to Buddhism. In the Celtic Culture that covers the Druids, Wiccans and, of course, Celtic Christianity itself.

It would seem when we look at many of the artwork's placed onto rocks by peoples of various lands, that many of them have some connection in one form or another from all corners of the world. People have asked for centuries why there is so much similarity between religions while at the same time totally different interpretations - even amongst followers of the same religions?

The Celtics weren't terribly different. There belief systems and religious practices changed with time and outside influences. In the beginning there were the Druids, who were the "educated sect". They were also the priests, the judges and the law makers.

We also have the Wiccans. This sect practiced forms of magic and the Wicca worships the earth and her seasons. However, as in all these representations of spirituality the two most important words are "harm none".

Celtic Christianity was that form of Celtic worship that ran from about the 6th century AD to around the 13th century AD. It was during this period that we find most of the artistry the Celts are know for showing up in carvings, paintings and the like.

  • Celtic Christianity
    The Flowering of Celtic Christianity. Celtic Christianity was that form held by much of the Celtic population after they arrived in the British Isles.
  • Saint Patrick
    St. Patrick is a patronized Irish saint and one of the most celebrated figures in all of modern Christianity. St. Patrick's home was Ireland. He had the firm belief of converting all the “pagans” to Christians. Even though he was arrested, by the Celtic Druids, several times he always managed to escape and never waivered in his teachings.
  • St. Patrick's Day
    The St. Patrick's day celebration is celebrated worldwide. As a part of the celebration, most Irish people would wear shamrocks on their lapels, or caps, on St. Patrick's Day. Most children would wear small tricolored (green, white and orange) badges. The young girls would traditionally wear green ribbons in their hair (of which to this day many still do).

 

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