Spâtlonî (Stories/Lore)

This is a repository of myths that I have started to either publish my own myths, or to (with permission and proper credit given, of course) share myths that spoke to us in a way that is compatible with our own specific tradition. Though I should note that there are many who have created excellent myths out there, whether compatible with our own tradition or not. The beauty of Galatîs of today is that there is great diversity in our traditions.

Why make myths? Other than the obvious fact that no myths survive from the Ancient Gaulish peoples, mythology is incredibly important in reviving and making pertinent and relevant a tradition. They’re newer creations, and no one denies this. Even had older myths survived, I think it is important that each new generation relates those old truths in a way that they understand. Stagnation is not tradition, it is death. Those undying concepts give bones to the body of culture. The people must give it flesh, and keep it alive.

In time, as my command of the Gaulish language improves, or with the help of others who wish to do so, there will be myths in Gaulish (Ancient and/or Modern versions of the language). For now, they’re simply in English prose.

Here is what we have as of now:

Alpetânon – A creation myth.

Mannus Etî Iemonos – A myth on the origins of humanity.

Taranis Etî Widucawarix – Taranis battles the Widucawarix (King of the Wood Giants).

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