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Religion of Ancient Origin: Celtic

Year 11 SOR

Oliver

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS...

Ancient Origins

Gaelic Matters

It can be hard to get a real understanding of Celtic religion anywhere in Europe because there is little recorded. However, in Ireland, Christian monks did write down many of the ancient Celtic tales and Celtic traditions which helps us to understand religious practice in early Gaelic Ireland. 

ClickView

The Celts: Ancient cities, palaces, temples and monuments are brought to life through computer animation in this landmark series.

Discover the Golden Age of the La Tene Celtic warror & how their world extended as far as Central Turkey.

YouTube

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

Images

Britannica

The Celts, an ancient Indo-European people, reached the apogee of their influence and territorial expansion during the 4th century bc, extending across the length of Europe from Britain to Asia Minor.

Ancient Symbols

There are very few written records of Celtic mythology. The little that can be surmised about the Celts and their religious beliefs and practices must be pieced together from the surviving mythology and from the abundance of icons and symbols they so generously left behind for us to decipher. 

World Book Online

Search 'Celtic' in World Book using the Bennies username and password

The History Channel

             

Useful Links

Celtic Religious Beliefs It can be hard to get a real understanding of Celtic religion anywhere in Europe because there is little recorded. However, in Ireland, Christian monks did write down many of the ancient Celtic tales and Celtic traditions which helps us to understand religious practice in early Gaelic Ireland.