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The Religion of the Ancient Celts

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Sacrifice of aged, 242.

Sacrifice of animals, 140, 181, 189, 205, 242 f., 260, 265.

Sacrifice, foundation, 121, 238 f.

Sacrifice, human, 57, 79, 165, 190, 198, 233 f., 261, 265, 269, 304, 308, 313, 337.

Sacrifice to dead, 165 f., 234, 337.

Sacrificial offerings, 6, 174, 181, 185, 190, 194, 198, 233 f., 299, 308.

Sacrificial survivals, 244 f.

Saints, 115, 209, 251, 285 f., 288, 331 f., 386 note.

Saints and wells, 193.

Saints' days and pagan festivals, 258.

Salmon of knowledge, 149, 187, 377.

Samhain, 56, 70, 80, 167-168, 170, 222, 256 f., 258 f.

Satire, 326.

Saturn, 47.

Scandinavia and Ireland, 148.

Scathach, 129, 135.

Scotti, 17.

Sea, 110, 178.

Sébillot, 342.

Segomo, 214.

Segovesus, 19.

Selvanus, 37.

Semnotheoi, 298, 301.

Sequana, 43.

Sergi, Prof., 9, 296.

Serpent, 35, 166, 188, 211.

Serpent with ram's head, 34, 44, 166, 211.

Serpent's egg, 328.

Serpent's glass, 328.

Setanta, 349.

Shape-shifting, 105, 117, 130, 131, 150, 221, 322 f., 350, 356 f.

Síd, 63, 64 note, 65, 78.

Silvanus, 29, 36, 218.

Sinend, 187, 191.

Sinnan, 43.

Sirona, 42.

Skene, Dr., 16, 108.

Slain gods and human victims, 159, 168 f., 199, 226, 235, 239, 262, 269, 272.

Sleep, magic, 327.

Smertullos, 35, 136, 289.

Smiths, god of, 76.

Smiths, magic of, 76.

Solar hero, 133.

Soma, 76.

Soul as animal, 360.

Soul, separable, 140, 162, 270.

Spain, 375.

Spells, 254, 325 f.

Squatting gods, 32 f.

Sreng, 84.

Stag, 213.

Stanna, 42.

Stokes, Dr., 16, 56, 71, 77, 222, 264.

Stone circles, 281.

Stonehenge, 27, 121, 200, 281-282.

Stones, cult of, 174, 284, 329.

Sualtaim, 128.

Submerged towns, 231, 372.

Sucellos, 30 f.

Suicide, 234, 345.

Sul, 41, 69, 125.

Suleviæ, 46.

Sun, 178, 268.

Sun myths, 83.

Swan-maidens, 82.

Swastika, 290.

Swine, 25, 106, 117, 209 f.

Swineherds, The Two, 349.

Symbols, 290.


Tabu, 69, 102, 128, 132, 144, 186, 191 f., 210, 219, 252 f., 276, 304, 306, 323, 372. See Geasa.

Tadg, 221.

Taghairm, 249.

Tailtiu, 167, 273, 376.

Táin bó Cuailgne, 127, 130 f.

Taliesin, 95, 97, 116, 323, 335, 356, 358.

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Taran, 124.

Taranis, 29, 30, 234.

Taranos, 124.

Tarbh Uisge, 189.

Tarvos Trigaranos, 38, 137, 208, 289.

Tattooing, 17, 217.

Tegid Voel, 116.

Teinm Laegha, 249.

Tempestarii, 175, 180.

Temples, 279 f.

Tethra, 58-59, 71, 75, 374.

Teutates, 125, 234.

Teyrnon, 111.

Three-headed gods, 32 f.

Thumb of knowledge, 149.

Thurnam, Dr., 12.

Tír na n-Og, 151, 362, 364.

Tombs as sacred places, 165.

Tonsure, 311.

Torque, 34.

Totatis, 125.

Totemism, 149, 187, 201 f., 216, 323, 360, 379.

Toutatis, 28.

Transformation. See Shape-shifting.

Transformation Combat, 353.

Transmigration, 334 f., 348 f., 356, 359 f.

Tree cults, 162, 169, 174, 194, 198 f., 208, 265, 269, 331, 379.

Tree descent from, 202.

Trees of Elysium, 380.

Trees of Immortality, 377 f.

Triads, 34 f., 39, 109, 113-114, 115, 118, 120, 123, 124 note.

Triple goddesses, 44 f.

Tristram, 103.

Tuan MacCairill, 57, 357, 375.

Tuatha Dé Danann, 49 f., 60, 61, 63 f., 66, 92 f., 146, 158, 168, 173.

Tutelar divinities, 40, 45, 73.

Tuag, 87.

Twrch Trwyth, 108, 119, 211.

Tyr, 84.


Underworld, 60, 102, 112, 341.

Urien, 101.

Urwisg, 189.

Uthyr, 120, 122.


Valkyries, 72.

Vegetation cults, 3, 215.

Vegetation gods and spirits, 38, 92, 139, 159, 162 f., 199, 208, 215, 243, 265, 269.

Venus of Quinipily, 289.

Vera, 70.

Vesta, 69.

Vierges noires, 46.

Vintius, 180.

Virgines, 47.

Viviane, 122.

Vortigern, 121, 238, 315.

Vosegus, 39.

Votive offerings, 185.

Vulcan, 47.


War chants, 246.

War goddesses, 71, 93.

War gods, 4, 27 f., 48, 71, 92, 115, 118, 123, 136.

Warrior, ideal, 132, 136.

Warrior, power of dead, 338.

Washer at the Ford, 73.

Water bull, 189.

Water fairies, 70, 73 note, 190.

Water, guardians of, 195.

Water horse, 188.

Water world, 192 note, 371.

Waves, fighting the, 178.

Waves, nine, 179.

Weapons, 291.

Wells, 77, 180 f., 191, 193 f., 321, 372.

Wells, origin of, 230.

Wheel, god with, 29.

Wheel symbol, 29, 271, 327.

White women, 73.

Wind, 180.

Windisch, Prof., 16.

Wisdom, 74.

Wisdom from eating animal, 149 note.

Wolf god, 36, 216, 218.

Witch, 203, 262, 268, 318, 321.

Women and magic, 319 f.

Women as first civilisers, 41, 45, 192, 317.

Women as warriors, 72.

Women, cults of, 3, 5, 41, 69, 163 f., 225 f., 274 f., 317.

Women, islands of, 385 f.

World catastrophe, 228, 232.

World, origin of, 230.

Wren, 221.


Yama, 101.

Year, division of, 256.

Yule log, 170, 259.


Zeus, 84, 199 f.

Zimmer, 56, 141, 147.







End of the Project Gutenberg EBook of The Religion of the Ancient Celts
by J. A. MacCulloch

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