> On a scholarly note, is there any evidence that the
> Celts (Pre or Post-Christian) had a concept of fate or destiny.
The word "d/an" means "what is fated for one." This is not a
generic "Fate" but one's personal destiny. One version of the story of
the conception of Conchobhar says that anyone conceived on that day will
become king. C/u Chulainn takes up arms on a specific day because he
hears the druid's statement that anyone who takes up arms that day will
have a short life but everlasting fame. The Morrigan tells C/u Chulainn
that she has charge of his death.
Is that scholarly enough for you?
> *feelings* about this are that Celts would think the deeds of one's
> rather than Fate or Destiny, would be the basis of one's next
There is no evidence, scholarly or otherwise, for what the Celts
thought was the basis of the next incarnation. In fact, the evidence is
far from certain that reincarnation was a widely-held belief. And I
think you've imposed the Greek notion of Fate on the Celtic notion of
what is fated for one. As noted in other posts, there is no evidence for
a deity who functioned like the Fates.