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!
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.