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Author Topic: Celtic Creation Myth?  (Read 14894 times)
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« Reply #4: April 27, 2008, 12:42:39 pm »

This is strictly UPG, but I wonder if the different invasion stories aren't a form of creation myth. It is shown that the Celt's did have some conception of an under realm, so it is possible that the first four were constructing the under realms (fairy world for all intents and purpose). Then humans come onto the scene (the origins are irrelevant in the stories) and one of them speaks a poem, something akin to saying a spell and almost like speaking the world into existence. This overlays the human world ontop of the original fairy world.

I don't know that I'd agree with that entirely; creation myths in all other cultures that I've ever heard deal with not only the creation of land but the creation of people. If the various invasions and their subsequent banishments in essence "creates" the world, where do the people fit in? Even if the Irish took an unusual creation route and made the people first (it's my understanding the land comes first in extant creation myths), and that the people willed the land into existence, where did they come from?
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