"This all said I don't find anything that furthers with
> my understanding Celtic beliefs? Though I cannot help but
> think of the Midgard serpent Jörmungandr...?"
For me, it links Celts with Scythians, and with Danu of Boyne river : India :Indonesia. Scythians reached Poland and arguably influenced Norse-UK. They ruled Greek Punjab, and their snake-ancestress legend was the royal basis of Angkor Wat, and evidently reached Australia. The Bali conference on SE Asia in June 09, has invited me to give a paper on that.
The Echidna snake /Python was the original oracle of Delphi (=Ogma?), and if Ogma=Herakles, then Ogma may be Cernunnos speaker and wealth-giver who holds the snake on Gundestrup. The snake with horns (sacred ibex, ia'ilu "yale"?) and lion-feet, of Babylon, has the 3 animals of Chimera daughter of Echidna. Tiamat snake and Echidna were mothers of people. The Vedic world-mountain Meru of 4 directions, and the king of 4 quarters of Babylon, are seen in Meath amid 4 kingdoms, including druid Morias and city Murias. Some Celtic troops received land-grants in Babylon 6th cent BCE (J Oates. Oxon.), and the Greek influence in Angkor Wat implies an inter-active system from Eire to Tahiti, at least.
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