The solar and lunar origins of Irish pagan ‘saints’

We are always happy to see others investigating the pre-Christian mythological origins of various deities. In this way, ancient traditions can be restored to the people whose ancestors devised them, based on observations of their natural world from a local perspective.

In this regard, here’s a very good lecture on Irish mythology by an Irishman named David Halpin with the YT channel of “Night Land” who is explaining the astrotheological origins of various deities reworked as Christian “saints.”

For example, the Irish Catholic “St. Brigit” is actually a pagan goddess, Brigid, whose myth evidently represents in part the vernal equinox. I’ve written about Brigid previously, as well as other such deities that were rehashed falsely as “saints.”

David discusses the “Triple Goddesses” as associated with the sun and moon. The lunar phases of waxing, full and waning moon are represented in pagan goddess mythology as the maid, mother and crone. He also discusses the number three in Pythagoreanism and other numerological aspects, including the lunar number of 19.

These various motifs and elements can be found within the Christian versions of these Irish stories, demonstrating that they are indeed myths reworking ancient Irish deities. In this regard, Halpin also examines the supposed historical accounts for these “saints,” showing that they are unreliable.

He delves into other European myths, as well as goddess symbolism and archaeological alignments. If you like Irish and European mythology, as well as astrotheology and archaeoastronomy, you’ll want to have a look!

Indo-European Connection

I would be interested to see someone compare Irish and Indian language and mythology, as was done in previous centuries.

Those who think the idea is strange are not comprehending the INDO-EUROPEAN connection. If it’s true that most non-African culture moved through India out of Africa – based on a popular genetics theory – that fact would explain the Indo-European linguistical connection. With language, however comes much culture, including and especially religion and myth.

The Irish culture could be very ancient and little changed because of isolation, thus closer to its Indian roots.

See: World’s ‘oldest religion’ honors Mother Goddess and nature

3 comments

  • Very good piece, here – thanks.
    The term ‘India’ in Classical Antiquity did not mean the Subcontinent, but the eastern region conquered by Alexander, to become Greco-India. Later Greek kings expanded Greek influence across the northern Subcontinent and even across the Himalayas. In this manner, India was part of the Greco-Roman world and Rome traded a great deal with India by sea and the Silk Road. (Wheeler was able to date cultural layers in India using the Roman coins he found there.)
    Ireland traded with the Roman Empire. We must therefore expect to find in Ireland some Greco-Roman influences.

  • You should see the University of British Columbia! No restriction on their vast property.
    They own everything.

    Come here and give a talk. Guaranteed audience. Of course, thousands of Asians.
    The silk road is nothing. Vancouver is the number one overseas target.

    Then on the third day – Ta-D-A-A
    QE theatre downtown seats 3,000. You’ll love it! They don’t come here without a purpose.

    Arrangements are – possible.

    • D.M. Murdock/Acharya S

      Thanks. I can’t do all the arrangements and pay for trips, so until people are willing to do that, I’ve had very limited public speaking engagements.

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