Friday, September 08, 2006

Looking for Celtic Stories and Ritual

Recently, I've been prompted to write my own rituals for the holidays of the year (currently following the traditional Celtic fire-festivals and the solstices and equinoxes--nothing new here!), and I'd like to base them in Celtic legends, myths and folklore, but placing more emphasis on my own personal mythology.

What I'm really looking to the stories for are symbols and traditions, or songs, chants and poems typically associated with those times. I'm looking primarily to Irish sources, but I am also looking at Scottish sources, particularly the folklore surrounding Bride.

My question is has anyone ever done anything like this? If so, what stories and legends have been especially inspiring or helpful to you? Any advice or suggestions are very much appreciated.

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