The Celts and Their Mysteries
My goal with this section of the site is to gather some examples of what has become of the old knowledge. The Celts held so tightly and sacred that they rarely wrote it down...
Many know of The Celts or Celtic culture. That had well established societies in the Iron Age and Early Medieval Europe. Hundreds of theories float around of where these people came from, in recent years. Some have come to the conclusion that a certain amount of people from Northern India set out centuries ago across the Asian continent and further towards Europe. Where some tribes, because these Celts where in fact a number of individual tribes, and as the years passed they settled down in Europe.
Their myths and lore intermingled with the locals near their settlements. Well versed in trade, spiritual, political causes. They gained respect among some, however when the romans decided to take action. So did they, still a very tribal people, divided by tribal leaders and local deities. Women had as much to say as a Man would have, they could participate in warfare, politics, become leaders and gain the respect of their fellow tribesmen.
In a modern view we have many forms of "Celtic" there are still myths and folklore preserved by christian monks. Though they might have taken some liberties of their own. There is "Celtic" music, or denoted in folk music that carry notes of fiddles, flutes, drums and most often old folk songs. Or more modern classics. Many bands and artists embrace this genre, and it is one I personally enjoy.
Especially in modern spiritual movements. People and organisations have tried to preserve the Celtic forms of poetry and singing, along with trying to revive some of the lost knowledge. That one can guess a Druid some 1500 years ago or so would normally know. Some choose to go by archeological finds and research which does give some useful hints, along with articles and books written about the subject. Then there are the more spiritually inclined works that works with its main focus...on what, how and when the celtic people believed and did in the distant past.