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Gaelic Polytheist (and related) websites

Gaelic Polytheist (and related) websites

Gaol Naofa FAQ – A frequently asked questions resource for Gaelic Polytheism from Gaol Naofa. Some of it deals with organisation-specific question, but a large portion of it answers questions about Gaol Naofa’s views on the basic tenets of Gaelic Polytheism which may be of wider interest.

CR FAQ – A frequently asked questions resource for anyone wanting to learn more about CR, written by several of the more senior members of the movement

Paganachd – A Celtic Reconstructionist Gateway, home of the CR FAQ and other articles that are well worth a read

Gaelic Polytheism : The Gaelic Polytheist web – An introduction to the basics

CAORANN – Celts Against Oppression, Racism and Neo-Nazism, recently relaunched and updated

Bandia.net – Kathryn Price NicDhàna’s personal site

 

CR Essay – A piece of CR history, largely out of date now according to some of those who collaborated on it but still worth a read

 

Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism – The Wikipedia entry on Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism, a good overview

 

Imbas – A now defunct organisation, and much of the content here is now out of date (not entirely reflecting modern scholarship or reconstructionist methodology per se, in a lot of places), but there is still some interesting stuff here

 

Land Sea and Sky – An introductory online book to CR by the late Francine Nicholson and other contributors

Mary Jones – A fantastic resource, well-researched and extensive, including an encyclopedia of all things Celtic and a compendium of myths

Celtic Reconstructionist and Gaelic Polytheist communities/social media

Gaelic Polytheism – Gaol Naofa’s Facebook group for members and non-members alike. Please read the guidelines before joining!

Gaol Naofa – Gaol Naofa’s official Facebook page

Gaol Naofa Youtube – Gaol Naofa’s official Youtube channel

 

Págánacht – A community for Celtic Reconstructionists on Reddit

 

Gaol Naofa on Twitter – Tweets from Gaol Naofa

 

Gaol Naofa on G+ – Gaol Naofa’s Google+ page

 

Tairis on Pinterest – *Flails around* I’ve no idea what I’m doing, really…

 

Gaol Naofa on Pinterest – Boards for sharing our memes, videos, and ideas for Gaelic Polytheist-related crafts, recipes, photos, and more

 

CAORANN – Celts Against Oppression, Racism, and Neo-Nazism’s Facebook page

Óenach – A community for Gaelic Polytheists on Livejournal, pretty much dormant now but some good discussions can be found there.

 

Paganachd agus Paganacht – A group for Gaelic Polytheists on Livejournal

 

 CR_R – The Celtic Reconstructionist group on Livejournal; check the User Info page for links to regional CR groups as well (US only), though they’re all largely tumbleweeds now

 

 

Useful Blogs

A selective list of what I think are some of the most useful and focused CR/GP blogs; for more suggestions see my list on Tairis-CR.

 

Tairis-CR – The sister site to this, my public blog for my personal musings on CR and my ramblings about my Gaelic Reconstructionist Polytheist path

 

Tairis Tales – Another imaginatively titled blog of mine, a collection of tales, myths, lore and more from the Gaelic countries

 

Amhran nam Bandia – Kathryn Price NicDhàna’s blog on Gaelic Polytheism, cultural preservation, and indigenous solidarity

 

Three Shouts on a Hilltop – The musings of Sionnach Gorm, Cúntóir Riaracháin of Gaol Naofa

 

Unfettered Wood – A blog from the lovely folks who run Nefaeria, with more focus on Gaelic Polytheism

 

Nefaeria – “Ramblings and musings” with a Gaelic Polytheist twist

 

Reul-iul Bride – ‘The Guiding Star of Bride’, by Kilmeny, mainly focusing on Brigid

 

Hearth Light – A Gaelic Polytheist blog from Marsaili

 

Seashells and Shamrocks – From Irish blogger and Gaelic Polytheist Lon dubh

 

Tumbling from the Hilltop – A Gaelic Polytheist Tumblr from Sionnach Gorm

 

Ailiu iath na – A Gaelic Polytheist Tumblr from Kathryn Price NicDhàna

 

Three and One-half Tines – An Irish Polytheist Tumblr from E

 

Fionnabhar – A Gaelic Polytheist Tumblr with added books and tea

 

An Geasadach Gàidhealach – A Gaelic Polytheist Tumblr from The Highland Peacock

 

Primal Heart – A Gaelic Polytheist Tumblr from Renegade Artist

 

Tír Tairnge – A great Brazilian CR blog, which also has some of my articles from here translated into Portuguese

 

Scrawls at the Hearth Fire – A Gaelic Polytheist blog from one of Gaol Naofa’s council members, Breandán

International (non-English language) Celtic Reconstructionist sites and resources

 

Nertho – United Pagans of Europe – A message board for discussing CR, catering for a variety of languages/countries

 

Celtoi Net: Die Community für Neokeltischen Glauben – German CR portal

 

Reconstruccionismo Celta – Spanish-language CR portal

 

The CR FAQ – Brazil – A translation of the CR FAQ into Portuguese

 

Celtopedia – Google thinks this is in Spanish, but it also translates “Con la lengua -familia lingüística-” as “Cunnilingus-linguistic family” so errrr….yeah…

 

Reconstruccionismo Celta – A Spanish-language CR forum.

 

FAQ Recconstruccionismo Celta – A Spanish-language version of the CR FAQ

 

 Temraig – A Brazilian, Portuguese-language CR website with articles and resources

See also (CR and non-CR links of note)

 

Reconstructing Ireland at Home – an article by Andrew Nusca, with Kathryn Price NicDhàna, Paul Pigman, about CR and the controversy surrounding Tara, originally published by Irish Voice (pdf)

 

Cornerstones of Wisdom: Poetry, Permanence and Wildness in Gaelic Polytheism – an essay by Treasa Ní Conchobhair published in Written River: A Journal of Eco-Poetics Summer Solstice 2012 edition

 

Interview with a Gaelic Polytheist – Some interesting stuff here, in spite of a few misapprehensions on the part of the interviewer

 

Imbas Creations – Beautiful jewellery, metalwork and artwork from Ingrid Houwers, a fellow CR living in Ireland

 

Ceisiwr Serith – A great site for Proto-Indo-European studies and religion, with some good information to mine through here

 

Interview with a founder – A good bit of history about how CR came about

 

Interview with a founder – An interview from another founder, straight from the horse’s mouth

 

 

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Celtic – General

History, Myth, and Literature

 

Gods in the Hood – by Angelique Gulermovich Epstein

 

Internet Medieval Sourcebook – includes work by Nennius, Giraldus Cambrensis and Gildas

 

Sacred Texts Celtic page – lots of books that you’ll want to read. Although outdated, it’s a good resource

 

Druids and Brahmins: A Case of Mistaken Identity

 

Tripartite World (pdf)

 

IndoEuropean Caste Systems and Cosmologies

 

‘Humans as ritual victims in the later prehistory of Western Europe,’ – By Miranda Green

 

Notes on Celtic Paganism – some useful notes on the Celts and religion, from a university course

 

 

Language

 

Teacht Na nGealt (Celtic Writing)

 

Celtic languages on Wikipedia

 

Gaelic dictionaries online – a selection of Manx, Irish and Scottish dictionaries

 

The Celtic League

 

 

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Ireland

History and Archaeology

 

Ireland’s History in Maps

 

Roots Ireland – Irish Ancestry

 

EMAP – Early Medieval Archaeology Project

 

EMAP Blog

 

Celtic Interlace: An Overview – an overview of the origins and history of Celtic knotwork

 

Irish Megaliths – interactive map of places of interest

 

 

Folklore and Tradition

 

Irish Culture and Customs

 

Ireland’s Eye – Recipes, History, Folklore, Culture

 

Custom, Lore and Legend of Other Clare Days

 

The Joe Heaney Archives

 

 

Myth, Legend and Literature

CELT – Corpus of Electronic Texts – an excellent resource

 

Luminarium – lots of resources for Irish myth and literature

 

The Celtic Literature Collective: Irish

 

Medieval Irish Poetry

 

Irish Script Onscreen – includes the Book of Leinster

 

The Triads of Ireland

 

Táin Bó Cúalnge – The Cattle Raid of Cooley

 

Cath Maige Tuired – The Second Battle of Mag Tured, translated by Elizabeth Grey

 

Lebor Gabala Erenn (Book of Invasions)

 

The Voyage of Bran

 

De Gabail in t-Side in So Sis – Vernam Hull’s translation

 

Echtra Nerai – Kuno Meyer’s Translation (pdf)

Sengoídelic – Quotations from Early Irish Literature

 

Banshenchas – Part one of the ‘Lore of Women’; the rest is not (yet) available online

 

5 Minute Irish Stories

 

 

Cosmology

 

The Fifth Direction: Sacred centres in Ireland

 

Kingship in Early Ireland – Charles Doherty

 

Pagan Celtic iconography and the concept of sacral kingship – Miranda Aldhouse-Green

 

Sacred topology in early Ireland and India

 

Imbas Forosnai by Nora Chadwick

 

Samhain: Not the Celtic New Year(?)

 

 

Gods and Goddesses

 

The Heroic Age: Milk Symbolism and the Bethu Brigte – explores the connection between Brigit and milk

 

Brighid: What do we really know?

 

The Names of the Dagda – Scott A Martin

Hags, Queens and Wise Women: Supernatural Females of the Irish Otherworld – Gearoid Ó Crualaoich (index of radio show on RTÉ)

 

From Manannan to Bercilak: The Green Knight and the Gaelic Otherworld-god-in-disguise – by Charles MacQuarrie

The Morrigan and Her Germano-Celtic Counterparts – dissertation by Angelique Gulermovich Epstein

 

 

Language

 

Irish Gaelic Translator forums

 

Irish lessons

 

Irishlanguage.net

 

Daltai na Gaelige

 

Beginners guide to Irish Gaelic pronunciation

 

The Philo-Celtic Society

 

Old Irish Dictionary

 

The Gaelic League of New England

 

In Dúil Bélrai – Old Irish dictionary online

 

Old Irish Online

eDIL – Online Irish dictionary

 

Old Irish Spelling and Pronunciation

 

Old Irish Links

 

 

Environmental Issues

 

Tarawatch

 

 

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Scotland

History and Archaeology

Canmore – look up information on archaeological sites in Scotland

 

Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports

 

Scottish Books and Articles – a huge resource of antiquarian books

 

Were the Scots Irish? by Ewan Campbell

 

Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness

 

Artur mac Aedan of Dalriada

 

World of the Ancient Britons

 

National Library of Scotland

 

Historical Handfasting – an excellent article on the actual history of handfasting

 

 

Folklore and Tradition

Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o’ Riches – a wealth of sound recordings and songs from around Scotland

 

Am Baile – (Scottish) Highland History and Culture

 

The School of Celtic and Scottish Studies Archive – some really good articles on folklore and customs, along with a huge amount of sound recordings and picture archive

The Carmichael-Watson Project – An extensive archive of Alexander Carmichael’s notes from his fieldwork

 

The Carmichael-Watson Blog – A huge amount of folklore from Alexander Carmichael’s notes

 

Undiscovered Scotland

 

Rampant Scotland

 

Seanchas ìle – Islay’s Folklore Project

 

The Whirlpool of Corryvreckan – some fantastic bits of lore here

 

Brighid – Goddess and Saint

 

 Cailleach’s Herbarium – An amazing website with loads of resources here (with content added regularly)

Picts

 

A consideration of Pictish names

 

Pictish Arts Society

 

The Problem of the Picts

 

 

Myth, Legend and Literature

 

The Coming of Angus and Bride

 

Wonder Tales From Scottish Myth and Legend

 

Scottish Fairy and Folktales

 

Popular Tales of the Western Highlands

 

 

Gods and Goddesses

 

More than Winter’s Crone: The Cailleach in Scotland – by Insa Thierling

 

The Cailleach: Harvest Old Wife

 

 

Language

Dwelly-d – Faclair Gàidhlig air loidhne

 

Macbain’s Dictionary

 

An Comunn Gàidhealaich Ameireaganaich

 

Gaelic Council of Nova Scotia

Beag air Bheag: Scottish Gaelic for beginners

 

Sabhal Mor Ostaig

 

Scottish Gaelic news

 

 

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Isle of Man

History, Archaeology and Folklore

 

A Manx Notebook

 

Manx National Heritage

 

Studeyrys Manninagh – e-Journal of Manx Studies

 

Manx Music Database

 

Manx Heritage Foundation

 

Tynwald – The Isle of Man’s Parliament

 

Chiollagh Books – First Series

 

Chiollagh eBooks

 

Manx Notes

 

 

Language

 

Gaelg/Manx

 

Manx language

 

Ynsee Gaelg – Learn Manx

 

 

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Academic Resources

Journals

Celtica – Journal of the School of Celtic Studies

 

E-Keltoi – Journal of Interdisciplinary Celtic Studies

 

Éigse – Volume 33

 

Éigse – Volume 34

 

Éigse – Volume 35

 

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland – pdf versions of all articles from 1851-1999

 

Heroic Age

 

Celtic Cultural Studies: An Interdisciplinary Online Journal

Revue Celtique (up to volume 52)

 

 

Academic Resources and Repositories

Edinburgh University Celtic and Scotties Studies Archive

Enlighten – Glasgow University ePrints

Glasgow Theses Service

Ulster Institutional Repository

List of Captured Texts at University College Dublin

Celtic Digital Initiative

 

 

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