Work in Progress for Recons and Trads


Work in Progress for Recons and Trads

This group is for people interested in more information on non-eclectic paths. These can include all Reconstructionist religions as well as witchcraft traditions such as BTW.

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Latest Activity: Aug 6

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1. In this particular group please expect that all answers will be given according to historical, anthropological, or traditional information. Anything that is outside of this, often labeled UPG, should be noted as such before hand to avoid confusion.

2. All Real Pagan rules apply, but it is worth reiterating that this is not the forum for werewolves, vampires, or the like. 

3. Everyone is to be respected and treated fairly, however, we WiPers aren't accustomed to handling everyone with kid gloves. If someone offends you in any way just do everyone a favor and ask for clarification and intention before getting upset. Constructive criticism is often an unpleasant but necessary aspect of life. YOU WILL BE OK. 

4. Please read any and all responses through completely. Repeating oneself in the same thread is just as annoying as "Post Redundancy". 

5. Because it bears repeating, Also, "Prevent Post Redundancy-- Check First with Search!". Also, please remember that we generally have a lot of great discussions and pages to offer. Checking through everything not only prevents redundancy but often informs you on things you didn't even know you didn't know. 

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Comment by Amara Ravenwood on September 25, 2014 at 14:12

*waves* Been busy with school but wanted to drop in and say hi and that I miss you all.  :)

Comment by Lark on September 18, 2014 at 9:26

Although Wikipedia isn't always a wonderful source for information, it can point you at references that are worth investigating.  In regards to the Celts taking and displaying the heads of their enemies two sites in what would have been Gaul, and particularly involving the Belgae are Gournay-sur-Aronde and Ribemont-sur-Ancre.  Archeology Magazine ran an excellent article on the finds at these two cult centers in Volume 54 Number 2, March/April 2001.  I'd also recommend the book "Dying for the Gods" by Miranda Green as an interesting look into the human sacrificial practices of the Celts.

Comment by Bryn Judysdottir on September 13, 2014 at 12:50
That is crazy interesting. I always enjoy reading your conversations. :)
Comment by Bryn Judysdottir on August 20, 2014 at 20:17
Wicked article. Quite illuminating. :)
Comment by Bryn Judysdottir on August 20, 2014 at 20:07
Thanks, Edan. Interesting. :)
Comment by Callisto on August 4, 2014 at 23:15
I found that Perkwunos is one of the major gods in Baltic folk religion (Romuva), in Latvian his name is Perkon:

There's also an entry on him at Encyclopedia Mythica

There's a traditional Latvian folk song considered to be Latvia's unofficial anthem called "Saule, Perkons, Daugava":
Comment by Callisto on August 4, 2014 at 20:37

As I recall, "Gods, Temples and Religious Practices - The Transformation of Religious Ideas & Values in Roman Gaul" by Ton Derks is considered a seminal analysis of interpretatio Romana. If you have access to a university library, it would be worth locating.

Comment by Bryn Judysdottir on August 4, 2014 at 1:03
Tacitus' Germania holds some examples of that. Part of me wonders if it's just a method of saying "they worship a deity similar to "Jupiter"" so readers of his reports had something to compare and understand. Is there a consensus among scholars that they thought "they worship our gods, but by different names"? I'd be interested in reading a report on that. :)
Comment by Bryn Judysdottir on August 3, 2014 at 13:53
Only in the sense that both deal with Thunder and Lightning. Romans are funny. :p
Comment by Amara Ravenwood on August 2, 2014 at 14:16

No mosquitoes!  No snakes! No poisonous spiders!  And... I love all things Celtic.  Wonder if we could swing a move once I'm out of college. LOL



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