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Author Topic: Pantheons and Narratives...  (Read 4219 times)
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« Reply #11: December 08, 2009, 11:21:04 am »

This is another reformed recon question. Sorry for the 20 questions, reformed recon just seems like a cool idea and Im curious. Hopefully I wont share the fate of the cat sating my curiosity with these posts!
Given the christian nature of the lit. and the christian origin of the half formed pantheons in the narrative of the early Irish lit we have, should we use the lit. and how much? Or should we strike out on our own completely?

Someone quoted the Reese brothers version of a pantheon to me on a forum the other day and it is a rationalisation of the narrative invasions from 'the book of invasions'. Everyone knows today that the narrative is a complete fiction constructed to fit Ireland into the world chronicle but its a good example of how pantheons can be influenced by the lit. Not to be disrespectfull to anyone, everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, go diversity! but I would say the Reese version is an example of taking the lit. too literally (puntacular Tongue )having a negative impact on the religion.


James I think you will find most CRs (reformed or not) do not hold with the idea of pantheon. We beleive it or not understand that it's all a tribal thing. If you go to some of the lists for Tuaths (either individual or for many tuath groups) you will find most of us talk about deities for the Tuath we belong to. Indeed the ADF (a reconstructionist Druid group but not a CR group) when you have a Gaelic, Gaulish, Briton, etc hearth culture tends to not talk on Pantheons. While the more classical Hearths do.

One has to remember that just because we do not live in the existing "six Celtic Nations" it does not mean that we did not carry (or import recently) the various Shinning ones with us/to us Wink Indeed like our Ancestors they came with us Wink Now the Spirits of the land.... that is different thing al together Smiley

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