54 episodes

Gary and Ruthie bring you readings from the Classic Celtic books - everything for lovers of the Lore and stories of the Ancient Celts. We will cover the Celts, Fairies, Myths, Legends, Folklore and stories from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and other Celtic realms. If like us, you have seen all those wonderful books that were once published about Celtic Mythology, Folklore, or the Fairies and wished that you had the time to read them, then you have found the right podcast to bring them to your fireside.

Celtic Tomes Gary & Ruth Colcombe

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    • 4.8, 31 Ratings

Gary and Ruthie bring you readings from the Classic Celtic books - everything for lovers of the Lore and stories of the Ancient Celts. We will cover the Celts, Fairies, Myths, Legends, Folklore and stories from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and other Celtic realms. If like us, you have seen all those wonderful books that were once published about Celtic Mythology, Folklore, or the Fairies and wished that you had the time to read them, then you have found the right podcast to bring them to your fireside.

    Cult Accessories

    Cult Accessories

    This chapter covers Temples, Altars, Images, Symbols, and the Cult of Weapons of the Ancient Celts.

    • 28 min
    Festivals

    Festivals

    The Celtic year was not at first regulated by the solstices and equinoxes, but by some method connected with agriculture or with the seasons.

    • 40 min
    Tabu

    Tabu

    The Irish geis, pl. geasa, which may be rendered by Tabu, had two senses. It meant something which must not be done for fear of disastrous consequences, and also an obligation to do something commanded by another.

    • 8 min
    Sacrifice and Prayer

    Sacrifice and Prayer

    The Celts offered human victims on the principle of a life for a life, or to propitiate the gods, or in order to divine the future from the entrails of the victim. We shall examine the Celtic custom of human sacrifice from these points of view first.

    • 34 min
    Cosmogony

    Cosmogony

    The Celts may have possessed the Heaven and Earth myth, but all trace of it has perished. There are, however, remnants of myths showing how the sky is supported by trees, a mountain, or by pillars.

    • 12 min
    Animal Worship

    Animal Worship

    Animal worship pure and simple had declined among the Celts of historic times, and animals were now regarded mainly as symbols or attributes of divinities.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

RainbowsareallIknow ,

Amazing show!

I have listened to every episode, it helped shape my trip back to the isles of tracking my family that moved to the Appalachian mountains USA. Thank you Gary and Ruth!

CajunTech ,

Pretty good

I enjoy the show a lot, but I do wish it was more well-rounded from a Celtic standpoint, seems like there’s an emphasis on Welsh folklore and other Celtic nations aren’t covered as much.

Greendragon9 ,

Brilliant

Full of delight!

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