The Celts: A Historical and Religious Survey

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The Celts: A Historical and Religious Survey

Time: February 5, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Cooley Home in SE Area
Street: 608 Val Verde Dr SE
City/Town: Albuquerque
Website or Map: http://dce.unm.edu
Phone: 505-277-0077
Event Type: class
Organized By: UNM Continuing Education
Latest Activity: Jan 17, 2013

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This course will begin with the sources about the Celts, what we know about their origins and migrations, by looking at the archaeological evidence and writings of the Greeks and Romans. Following this we will discuss the roles of women, craftspeople (builders, artists, metal workers, etc.), kings and Druids in their society. We will then begin covering their religion: myth, cosmology, gods and goddesses. The story of Arthur and how it was brought together with the Holy Grail will occupy this class. Following this, the last few weeks will be spent on the coming of Christianity and how it developed (quite differently from the rest of Europe) particularly in Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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