Looking at Symbols in Celtic Mythology, by Guest Blogger Dr. Gwilym MorusWe’re very proud to bring you a Guest Blog by Dr. Gwilym Morus, whose Doctorate in the field of medieval Welsh Bardic Culture and Welsh Mythology makes him uniquely qualified to help us explore the meaning of Celtic symbols. When looking at the symbols in the wonderful image of ‘Cernunnos’, the Celtic God, on one of the panels of the Gundestrup Cauldron, for example, we have to be deeply immersed in the symbols in the image to gain an understanding of their meaning. Symbols such as the Antlers, the Torc and the phallic-like, ‘horned’ serpent carry many subtle and deep meanings. Here he examines how mythological symbols are closer to living beings than dead archaeological remains.
Being at a Distance from the Culture that gave Birth to the Symbols
When trying to interpret myths and their symbols we usually find ourselves doing so at some distance from the culture that gave birth to them.
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