Celtic mythology is the mythology of Celtic polytheism, apparently the religion of the Iron Age Celts. Like other Iron Age Europeans, the early Celts maintained a polytheistic mythology and religious structure. Among Celts in close contact with Ancient Rome, such as the Gauls and Celtiberians, their mythology did not survive the Roman empire, their subsequent conversion to Christianity, and the loss of their Celtic languages.
The mythology of pre-Christian Ireland did not entirely survive the conversion to Christianity, but much of it was preserved, shorn of its religious meanings, in medieval Irish literature, which represents the most extensive and best preserved of all the branch and the Historical Cycle. There are also a number of extant mythological texts that don't fit into any of the cycles.
The Wild Hunt (also known variously as Woden's Hunt, Herod's Hunt, Cain's Hunt, the Devil's Dandy Dogs, Gabriel's Hounds, and in North America Ghost Riders) is an ancient folk myth prevalent across Northern, Western and Central Europe. The fundamental premise in all instances is the same: a phantasmal group of huntsmen with the s of hunting, horses, hounds, etc. , in mad pursuit across the skies or along the ground, or just above it.
The Wicker Man was a large wicker statue of a human used by the ancient Druids for human sacrifice by burning it in effigy, according to Julius Caesar in his Commentarii de Bello Gallico (Commentary on the Gallic War). In modern times the figure has been adopted for festivals as part of some neopagan-themed ceremonies, notably without the human sacrifice element.
In the Fortunate Isles, also called the Isles (or Islands) of the Blessed (μακάρων νῆσοι makárôn nêsoi), heroes and other favored mortals in Greek mythology and Celtic mythology were received by the gods into a blissful paradise. These islands were thought to lie in the Western Ocean near the encircling River Oceanus; the Madeira, the Canary Islands, and Cape Verde have sometimes been cited as possible matches.
Celtic polytheism, sometimes known as Celtic paganism, refers to the religious beliefs and practices of the ancient Celtic peoples of Western Europe prior to Christianization. Celtic polytheism was animistic, believing in spirits existing in natural objects such as trees and rocks.
Early Irish astrology is the obscure astrological system practiced by the ancient Irish. Little is known about this native system of astrology, as it is only described in a few Old Irish manuscripts, none of which have been published or fully translated. However, it does seem to have been based on an indigenous Irish symbol system, and not that of any of the more commonly-known astrological systems such as Western, Chinese or Vedic astrology.
Troy Bond (born 14 July 1973) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in the Australian Football League. He played for the Carlton Football Club, wearing number 8 playing every game in their record-breaking premiership year (1995), but was dropped for the Grand Final, prompting him to immediately leave the Blues. He finished his career with Adelaide wearing number 18, tasting premiership success in 1997, kicking four goals in the grand final win.
Krobanów is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Zduńska Wola, within Zduńska Wola County, Łódź Voivodeship, in central Poland. It lies approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) east of Zduńska Wola and 39 km (24 mi) south-west of the regional capital Łódź.