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Celt mythology 1.

 

This triptych represents a reconstraction of Celt (Gaulish) mythology in terms of Gundestrup claudron mythological images interpretation what were suggested by J. J. Hatt and my scientyfic ideas.

 

Taranis and Cernunnos. (A. Fantalov. 2000).

The picture shows a fighting between thundergod Taranis and god of earth powers Cernunnos. This plots is in the various Indo-European traditions: Perkunas and Vels (Balt mythology); Perun and Veles (Slav mythology); Indra and Vala (Indian mythology). Staghorned Cernunnos is shown in his typical pose with crossed legs. His torso winded round by ramheaded serpent (it is Cernunnos's symbol). A stag and a bull are his symbols also.On this picture Cernunnos has got a resemblance with Rudra/Shiva of Indian mythology. Celt priests - Druids take Cernunnos's side. Taranis (this name like Thor of Scandinavian mythology). Staghorned Cernunnos is shown in his typical pose with crossed legs. His torso winded round by ramheaded serpent (it is Cernunnos's symbol). A stag and a bull are his symbols also.On this picture Cernunnos has got a resemblance with Rudra/Shiva of Indian mythology. Celt priests - Druids take Cernunnos's side. Taranis (this name like Thor of Scandinavian mythology) keeps a wheel in his hand. The wheel symbolises a thunderbolt. beast are assistent of the god of thunder. Beside we can see Lugh - a Celt divinity hero.

 

 

The exploit of Hero. (A. Fantalov. 2000).

The divinity hero defends the Great Goddess. He is fighting against the terrible dogs sent by infuriated Taranis. The Indo-European traditions suggest numerous examples of fighting between The Hero and wolf: Heracles against Cerber (Greek mythology); Odin and Fenrir wolf (Scandinavian mythology); Guya-Martan and wolf-warrior and wolf-warrior (Zoroastrianism mythology).

 

 

 

The God of Sky and the Hero. (A. Fantalov. 2000).

The picture shows plot, that is represented on the plaque of Gundestrup claudron. On the first plane we can see The Hero. There he has got some traces of Lugh and Oghma. As soon Oghma he is shown with chains. These chains connect his tang with hears of Celt people. Therefore we can i n tend, that Oghma like Odin of Scandinavian mythology and Varuna of Indian mythology. In terms of Celt tradition we also know that Oghma created sacral letters Ogam (Scandinavian mythology named Odin as an investigator of runes). The bull symbolised the Go d of Natural Powers. We can see also Celt God of Sky - Teutates. He has got a war and judge functions. His war weapon was a sword; sacral animal was a boar. Indo-European traditions know many characters, which belong to the type Sky god: Tyr of Scandinavia n mythology, Zeus of Greek mythology, Tin of Etruscian mythology, Dievas of Balt mythology, Dyaus of Indian mythology. The Hero and Teutates are forwarding the warrior to defend of the Great Goddess.

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