July 20, 2011 at 4:05 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: Celts, links, meetings, Vikings, women
A couple meetings ago, we had a brief discussion on women in Celtic society. I’ve been very interested in updating my understanding of the subject since. Today I saw this post in “The Mary Sue” about Viking women. The author doesn’t link to the research/findings she references, though. I thought some of you would enjoy it.
So, if anyone has any good, recent articles about women in IE cultures, share some links below!
June 27, 2011 at 5:05 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: bards, Beltaine, Book Club, books, business meetings, Celtic culture, sacrifice, Summer Solstice, warriors, women
Most of you know that we’ve been reading Bard the Odyssey of the Irish by Morgan Llywelyn. As planned, we discussed the first twelve chapters at our Beltaine meeting. We had scheduled our discussion of chapters thirteen through twenty-four for our Summer Solstice meeting, but an emergency put it on hold. I suggested moving our second discussion to the blog. Now I’m wondering if those participating would like to finish discussing the book here. Let me know what you think. If you haven’t shared your thoughts on the beginning of the book, feel free to add those thoughts to this thread.
Our last discussion of the book includeded:
- the role women play in Celtic societies and their strength
- the role of the bard, warrior, and sacrificer
- the complicated character of Colptha
- brief thoughts on the portrayal of the Tuatha de Danann
I will post some questions about the next section shortly. I look forward to more discussions!