Talk:List of Celtic deities

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2006 post[edit]

To be finished.--Rhydd Meddwl 23:16, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

Some of this may already be covered by Celtic mythology or the pages linked from there. You may want to consider merging the pages. Choess 01:27, 6 April 2006 (UTC)
Or else make this into a list of Celtic gods (and goddesses). I find a lot of unnecessary duplication in Wikipedia's Celtic mythology material already, and a comprehensive list (shorn of summaries) would fill a useful niche. It would be handy to organize the list of gods by provenance – e.g. classical sources (which are mainly archaeological), Welsh literary sources, and Irish literary sources. QuartierLatin1968 El bien mas preciado es la libertad 17:04, 13 April 2006 (UTC)
I think that this is a better, simpler layout than the original version. But I don't think that this page should be merged to the mythology article, as now it gives readers an easy list of Celtic Gods to refer to.--Rhydd Meddwl 17:57, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Copyvio[edit]

I've discovered that the verbal commentary on the various gods is reproduced verbatim from http://www.paralumun.com/celticgod.htm . I'm therefore cutting it as copyright violation; it was going to be a nightmare to have to verify and wikify the material anyway. I'll also move this article from Celtic gods to 'list of', since that's basically what we'll be left with. QuartierLatin1968 El bien mas preciado es la libertad 17:11, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

No great loss, since that is just one of many terse, unreferenced and error prone deity lists floating around the Web. They tend to get copied over and over, accreting both new material and new errors. They are usualy copyvios themselves.

I prefer instead to work from the detailed to the general - start with individual deity pages, make each one list the actual evidence (epigraphc, archaeological, literary) for each one, and include them in a category such as Category:Ancient Gaulish and British goddesses or [:Category:Ancient Gaulish and British gods]]. --Nantonos 19:07, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

Mullo[edit]

Who is Mullo? I can not find any reference to him as a Celtic deity. Mullo is a different creature altogether. --Sean Lotz 08:32, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

Ok, I found this: [1] --Sean Lotz 08:39, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

Gender-inclusive[edit]

I would like to propose that we consider changing the name of this page from "Celtic gods" to "Celtic deities". --Kathryn NicDhàna 06:22, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

So, no thoughts? Not many things link here, so link repair would be easy. If there are no objections I'm going to rename it. --Kathryn NicDhàna 21:34, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

OK, move/rename commencing. I'll fix the links and set the redirect. --Kathryn NicDhàna 21:36, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

Scottish?[edit]

Some (in some ways all) of the characters under Scottish mythological characters could be considered Irish. I suggest Irish and Scottish should be merged into Gaelic mythological characters due to the fact that both are Gaels and for the most part share a pantheon. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ó Laithimh (talkcontribs) 04:48, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Yes, I get the feeling that somebody zipping around the web found it odd that there was only material on "Irish mythology" and "Welsh mythology", thinking to her- or himself, "Where are the Scots here?". But in fact there is no literature that comes down to us from Scotland and is old enough to carry forward any relics of pre-Christian mythology. It's a miracle we have the Irish material we do. However, what is now Scotland plays a not insignificant part in both Irish and Welsh mythologies. Q·L·1968 22:54, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

"Gods"? - "Goddesses"? - "Deities"?[edit]

It could be said that the only well-attested to instances of ANY known non-christian "deities" worshipped by the Irish/ Welsh/ Scottish/ British, etc. are those named in inscriptions on Romano-Celtic altars. I have left reminders on this elsewhere on Wikipedia discussion pages and so it seems especially appropriate here. I would like to see some serious discussion on the merit of the near universal custom of elevating to god/goddesshood virtually any of the primary characters in the stories of the so-called "Celtic" corpus. Related articles could start responding to this issue by briefly (-somehow?) defining their usage of the terms "gods" and "celtic". Earrach (talk) 16:07, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

I agree. A case can be made for the Tuatha De Danann as former Irish gods but some of the characters in the Welsh section are clearly not deities. Some are even thought to be historical figures like Taliesin and Myrddin Wyllt. It's misleading to call all these characters deities. I changed the heading and included a note about this point. Rajah1 (talk) 20:41, 5 January 2011 (UTC)