BIBLIOTECA VIRTUAL KELTIKA
Kerry Ann McKevitt, Universidade da Coruña
Following in the tradition of nineteenth-century Galician historians, who claimed to establish links between Galicia and other alleged Celtic nations, the Xeración Nós maintained the legacy of Celtic ancestry by importing and translating Irish literature. The most important translation for affirming the alleged Celtic identity of Xeración Nós was a selection of chapters from the Irish text Leabhar Gabhála (Book of Invasions). This article will provide a general overview of the historical works which established Galicia's Celtic ancestry. It will also consider why intellectuals chose to translate an Irish myth. By examining these issues, I will demonstrate how this text was influential in the Xeración Nós' agenda of enhancing the Galician language as well as establishing an alleged Celtic identity and a filial relationship with the Irish.
Celticism, Rexurdimento, Vicetto, Murguía, Xeración Nós, Risco, Otero Pedrayo, Leabhar Gabhála
Celts – powerful lords in the heart of Europe
2,500 years ago Saarland, together with Luxembourg, Lorraine, Rhineland-Palatinate and Wallonia in Belgium, form an important European centre. Celts live here. Their princes are much feared as warriors. They lay the foundations for a new culture, the Latène culture.
Their smiths have the skills required to forge iron into terrifying weapons and innovative tools. For the fist time the exhibition presents a comprehensive insight into a forgotten chapter of our culture. More than 150 groups of exhibits bring of Celtic innovation, culture and power to life in the 6,000m2 of the blower hall.
The Celts are surrounded by a veil of mystery and the mystical. Many people know Celtic culture through the Asterix and Obelix comic books. The Celts were the first to perfect the forging of iron. New weapons and tools were created.
The Celts were the first to dominate Europe; their domain was today’s Saar-Lor-Lux region. The exhibition shows, for the first time, a cross section of the unimaginably rich princes’ graves of Central Europe and at the most important site of industrial iron production brings most the beginnings of the iron age most vividly to life.
The Heroic Age focuses on Northwestern Europe during the early medieval period (from the early 4th through 13th centuries). We seek to foster dialogue between all scholars of this period across ethnic and disciplinary boundaries, including—but not limited to—history, archaeology, and literature pertaining to the period.
Sob a sombra do carvalho: a espacialização do imaginário neodruídico na metrópole paulistana
Marina Silveira Lopes
Dissertação de Mestrado em Ciência da Religião - PUC-SP - 2008, 219 páginas.
A Nova Era, movimento característico dos centros urbanos e aceito por grupos com uma intelectualidade efervescente, permitiu a reinvenção do Paganismo. A metrópole paulistana, cosmopolita e globalizada é palco das mais variadas vivências neopagãs. O intuito desse trabalho é verificar como os druidas contemporâneos da BDO/Druidnetwork vivenciam o seu cotidiano e espacializam, na cidade de São Paulo, uma religiosidade fomentada pelo imaginário dos antigos celtas. A idéia foi centrada na premissa de que seus adeptos chegaram ao Neodruidismo via uma farta e intensa produção literária e cinematográfica do período arturiano que se alastrou no Brasil a partir da década de 1980. O trabalho de campo e a análise das entrevistas mostraram que a procura por essa religiosidade não está centrada em tais produções, mas sim numa necessidade iminente de uma espiritualidade que contemple o ser humano/natureza e rompa com um caráter institucional das religiões tradicionais. Na ansiedade por essa reconexão, os druidas contemporâneos sacralizam a paisagem geográfica adaptando-a às suas necessidades imediatas e expressando seus desejos em prol do planeta de maneira discreta e diária. Em espaços físicos, mentais ou virtuais trocam vivências e aprendizados, com a certeza do porvir de uma sociedade mais justa e harmoniosa.
The New Age movement, primarily an urban phenomenon accepted by groups with an effervescent intellectual stance, made possible the reinvention of paganism. The cosmopolitan and globalized city of SãoPaulo is home to a variety of neo-pagan practices. The objective of this study is to verify how one group of contemporary druids, members of the BDO/Druidnetwork, experience their daily lives and spacialize a religiosity that is informed by the imaginary of the ancient Celts. An initial hypothesis was that practitioners initially became acquainted with Neo-druidism due to the massive spread, since the 1980s in Brazil, of literary and cinematic works about the Arthurian period. Fieldwork and analysis of interviews showed that this religious path is not directly related to such products but rather to an imminent need for a spirituality that comprehends human being/human nature and that breaks with the institutional character of traditional religions. Anxious for this reconnection, contemporary druids sacralize the landscape by adapting it to their immediate needs and expressing their concern with the natural world daily and discretely. They exchange experiences and lessons, in physical, mental and virtual spaces, confident in the emergence of a more just and harmonious society in the future