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> John stated:
>>I had long been puzzled by the fact that evidence for the
>>innumerable, named, Celtic
> deities begins in the early Roman Imperial period, and that even
> the existence of
> unnamed Celtic deities does not go much further back than that.
> The material
> evidence for Celtic deities is very slight and is open to
> interpretation. We do not
> have a lot of statuary etc. from the La Tène period that we can
> safely associate
> with any god that is later recorded.
> When Euan MacKee mentioned the discovery of alignments at Maeshowe
> that showed that
> Imbolc and Samhain could be accurately calculated, I became very
> excited and shared
> with him my problems with the Celtic pantheon. This communication
> solidified some
> vague ideas that I had been forming over the years concerning the
> continuity of
> megalithic symbology into the La Tène period, especially between
> Ireland and
> Armorica. Ultimately, this led to my Celtic A and B hypothesis
> which I posted here
> on Feb. 6th.
> John, I find this most intriguing, and I have been trying to find
> some articles, at least posted to the web, which state how the
> stone alignments at Maeshowe themselves align or indicate the
> dates of Imbolc and Samhain.
> Do you have specific references on the web to this? I could read
> those without subscribing to a journal.
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