a reply to: Blue_Jay33
Oh Gods, you are really going to go this path? Ok then, to avoid thread drift, I will play along. However its rather transparent why you are doing
this. Are you going to start a thread for the Jewish poster who is also on my side of the debate in the other threads? Just curious. The Hindu person?
I mean all this over a group of threads on abiogenesis and evolution? Sigh
“Druid” Creation myths. One assumes you mean “Celtic” though more specific than that is needed. Cymric (Welsh) Celtic? Gaelic Celtic? Gaulish
celtic? It is kin of important. Similarly “Druid” in the modern context means “Celtic (usually specified to the above levels) preChristian
Spirituality. Similarly Wiccan? You will get a dozen or more “creation myths” for them, because they tend to be eclectic in the cultures they
cherry pick form.
There are a number of Indo-European creation myths which have survived, they can all generally be traced back to a reconstructed Proto Indo European
myth or myths. I am going to rely one of my favourites. It’s a myth reconstructed by one of the leading researchers into Proto Indo-European (PIE)
religion, Ceisiwr Serith. It comes from his book Deep Ancestors: Practicing the Religion of the Proto Indo-Europeans. Any one vaguely interested
should grab a look at it .
Everything was water.
Everything was Chaos.
From this Chaos arose land.
As the Land expanded the great serpent of the deep awoke.
The serpent encircled the new formed land and kept it for its self.
From the endless sky the Thunderer came, with his spear of lighting and his flaming wagros (club)
He struck the serpent three times (once for each of its heads)
With the first strike he released the cows onto the land
With the second strike he released the maidens
With his last strike he released the waters that the serpent had trapped in the land.
These waters poured forth and made the land fertile. Yet there was still Chaos.
At this time the divine twins Yemmos and Mannus came to the land.
Yemmos claimed kingship over it, and sort council from his brother.
In time they fought, and Mannus killed Yemmos.
From his brothers skull he made the sky and his brains the clouds
From his eyes the stars, the planets, and the moon
From his hair the plants and his flesh the soil.
From his bones the rocks and the mountains
From his bloods flowed the rivers and streams
The cosmos was ordered, and the order was known as Xartus.
Thus this is a prototypical version of the creation myth many find in the Indo-European cultures we study. This is very similar to the Scandinavian
creation myth for example
But back to the Celts. We don’t have a surviving myth of the creation of the universe, of life.
There quite possibly was one, but notice I use the term “surviving”. There are myths for the creation of nations however
These myths are meant to be seen as allegories, ways to explain mystical things. As a Neopagan Druid and a Celtic Reconstructionist (google is your
friend), I seek to gain inspiration, be that through divine Imbas, or mundane knowledge, I still seek to understand the universe batter. Science is
one of these tools. Gnosis is another. The problem with gnosis is that it is (by its very nature) unverifiable, as it comes from a Divine source (viz
Imbas, also google will help). One should never try to apply science to solve gnosis, or gnosis to solve science.