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Classical Paganism

Discussion in 'Paganism' started by Werifesterian, 26 March 2016.

  1. Werifesterian

    Werifesterian Senior Member

    Clearly, there is great interest in the Germanic Pagan traditions here. Personally, I am more interested in the Classical deities. Does anyone else here work with the Greek and Roman traditions?
     
  2. Azaeroe

    Azaeroe Member

    I have read Homer several times, starting from school. From this, I developed an understanding of the Greek tradition. Recently I also read Ovid. Aside from that, I am currently doing an evening course in Classical mythology and religion, which is alright, mostly focusing on individual myths.
     
  3. JosephRex

    JosephRex Heroic Member

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  4. Coram Satanae

    Coram Satanae Junior Member

    I am currently working on a project to process all scela of Irish myth for a book I call "Am Belicha", which will include histories of more recent times involving all Goidelic people [and perhaps more] .The volume order so far:

    Diascela
    The book of Gods and Creation [Mythological cycle, Wonder Stories from Scottish Myth and Legend, *Lebor Gabala Erenn]

    Fiannadheacht
    Book of Fianna. For a true insight on the framework of breakaway societies and the path of Männerbund.

    Ruradheacht
    Book of Heroes. An insight into why some fellows fight for their reasons whether glory, honour or peace.

    Rigscela
    Book of Kings and Nobility. Includes any worthwhile history of Gael land.

    Immramma
    Book of Voyage. The spiritual foundations of folk settlement afar.

    Echtrai
    Book of Adventure.

    Senchus

    Book of Lore. For the esoteric and occult studies of the Acallam na Senorach and the druidic works such as the Lebor na Cert and Senchus Mor.

    Urnaicc
    Book of Chant. For all the song of the Duan tradition.

    Feilire

    Book of Feast and Rite. Includes literature pertaining to festivities and their meaning.

    Eireannacht

    Book of Eire.

    Albannacht
    Book of Alba.

    Sidheacht
    Book of Folklore.

    Taisbeana
    Book of Aisling. For prophetic stuff.

    The Hibernian Scela are a heavily overlooked compendium of European tradition easily being ignored for the more popular Greco-roman mythos and Norse sagas in its heathen stories and even more so in its christian pseudepigraphica despite being as exotic and specialised in its teachings as the Arians or oriental gnostics. It is a very deep undertaking to read so much and there are at least 1000 manuscripts from this one island some of which cannot even be found on the web [I tried] and predate the Prose Edda by several centuries. Its odd to think this horde of epics would not yet receive a detailed anthology outside dry academic writ in the innards of a dusty university.
     
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