From Druidism to the Vedic Texts: The Hindu-Celtic Connection

By: of The Renegade Tribune

The history of the ancient Celts is perhaps one of the most fascinating of all the world’s cultures. There has not only been evidence linking them to a primordial lost civilization in the North Atlantic, but even to the Indo-Aryans and modern Hinduism. The more we examine Europe’s Celtic roots the more discoveries are brought to fruition. It is becoming more than evident that many of this Earth’s lost civilizations, including that of India and China, owe their very existence to the ancient Celts. This essay examines both the mythical possibilities of a lost Celtic civilization of the north and speculation on their probable influence on India and surrounding regions. In brief, this essays sets to prove the dynamism of Celtic wisdom and heritage.

Tens of thousands of years before recorded history there existed a Europe so utterly dark and ancient that Europeans today have long since forgotten it. The glories and triumphs it enjoyed, as well as its battles and long ages of peace, have simply slipped from our racial memory and consciousness and exist now only in the form of mythology and folklore. In The Chronicles of the Celts Peter Berresford Ellis said,

The mythology, legends and folklore of the Celtic peoples are among the oldest and most vibrant of Europe. The Celts, were, in fact, the first European people north of the Alps to emerge into recorded history. They were delineated from their fellow Europeans by virtue of the languages which they spoke and which we now identify by the term Celtic” (1999, p.9)

The Celts who inhabited northwestern Europe at the time of Caesar and Vercingetorix took part in an oral tradition going back many thousands of years. This ancient record was Celtic Europe’s link to an all but forgotten past. According to one series of narratives—the Irish Cycles—the Gaelic ancestors came to Europe from a great western continent, or large island, during a time of darkness and mysticism. In fact, Irish and Celtic wordsmiths told of a vanished kingdom very similar to Plato’s Atlantis.

In Irish mythology, we learn of the Fomorach, a giant sea people. Their leader, Balor, guides them to the shores of Ireland following the Great Flood. Then then became the native inhabitants of that island. While some scholars locate the Formorach’s point of origin in Spain or North Africa, others claim that the original homeland of these pre-Celtic giants was Atlantis, thought to have been located two hundred miles west of Gibraltar.

The Book of Invasions speaks of the Antediluvian homeland of the Tuatha de Denaan, who once were the blonde, blue-eyed and godlike inhabitants of Ireland. They ruled Ireland a thousand years before the arrival of the Celts. This homeland was called Murias. Scholars conclude this was the Irish version of the old Pacific legend of Lemuria. As their civilization sunk beneath the sea, they managed to salvage “The Cauldron of Dagda”, often called the basis of the Holy Grail, signifying that it had pagan, not true Christian, origins. This legend was found wherever the Celts were, in the British Isles and on the European continent. The Celts were gifted story tellers.

These legends mirror the stories of Krishna’s vanished cities. Many samples of Ogham, the ancient runic-style script of the Celts, have been found in India, including the Harrapan civilization and as far east as China and Japan. Some have even claimed as far as North America.

THE CELTIC LINK TO HINDUISM

The Celts were a very early branch of the Indo-European, or Aryan, family which stretches back some 7,000 years, or even earlier, to the Pontic-Caspain region of the Russian Steppes. Interestingly enough the name Eden means “steppe”, not garden. Also, Adam means “rosey-cheeked.” One with a Biblical bent can envision the Celts as the first true Aryans, the original Adamic bloodline. There is no doubt with the leadership of their god-king Indra the Aryans invaded India, perhaps at an earlier date than considered by the German scholar Max Muller, who placed the Aryan invasion at around 1500 B.C.E. If we accept a more extreme chronology we push this dispersal back to 4,000 – 3500 B.C.E., long enough for the Aryans to establish the Harrappa civilization.

What is not widely known, however, is the extraordinary parallels between Druidic and Vedic religion and culture, even similariries between Celtic languages and Sanskrit, the ancient language of the Aryans and Hinduism. Celtic expert Peter Beresford-Ellis writes:

The very name Druid is composed of two Celtic word roots which have parallels in Sanskrit. Indeed, the root vid for knowledge, which also emerges in the Sanskrit word Veda, demonstrates the similarity. The Celtic root dru means “immersion” also appears in Sanskrit. So a Druid was one “immersed in knowledge.”

In his book Early Irish Astrology: An Historical Argument, Peter Beresford-Ellis writes:

Boudi and the stem budh appear in all the Celtic languages. It means – all victorious, gift of teaching, accomplished, exulted, virtue and so forth. In Breton today, for example, boud means “to be”. You will see the stem in the name Bouddica, more commonly referred to in English as Boadicea, the Celtic warrior queen of the Iceni who led an uprising against Roman rule in 60 AD. The important thing is that the word occurs in Sanskrit and Buddha is the participle of the stem budh, to know or enlightened. This is the title given to Sakyamuni Gautama – the Enlightened One. What is important is that in the Vedas the planet Mercury is also known as budh. Beresford-Ellis in the same article notes: The idea that in the Vedas the planet Mercury is also known as budh.”

On a website CelticBuddhism.org, the following has been posted:

The lineage of Celtic Buddhism was suggested in the 1970s during casual conversation between the renowned Tibetan lama Chohyam Trungpa Rinpoche and his student John Parks. The actual development is the result of the mixing of their minds. The lineage was formally incorporated as a Seonaidh Parks established the Anadaire Celtic cross. Also, we encouraged integrating everyday practices in art, music, healing modalities – including animals, and in the business world. As a group some of our members have gone on yearly retreats to Maine or, to further connect with the latent Celtic energies, Ireland and Scotland. One member has delved into thanks painting to explore the emerging Celtic Buddhist mandala. And in March 2010, we celebrated the ordination of Sister Gollin as Abbess of Glen Ard Abbey, the newly formed Celtic Buddhist monastary.”

As we can see efforts have been made to embrace this connection in a modern sense.

Throughout Central Asia, the signs of Celtic assimilation into later darker peoples is not to be mistaken. Throughout the Russian Stans, China, Northern India, even the Kurds of Iraq, are peole with red-hair and green eyes. Indeed, Kublai Kahn also was said to have red hair, gray eyes and freckles. The San Francisco Chronicle reported on May 26, 1999:

Analyses of the male Y chromosome, plus genes hidden in small cellular bodies called mitochondria, show that today’s genetic patterns agree with accounts of ancient Indo-European warriors’ conquering the Indian subcontinent. The invaders apparently shoved the local men aside, took their women and set up the rigid caste system that exists today. Their descendants are still the elite within Hindu society. Thus today’s genetic patterns, the researchers explained, vividly reflect a historic event, or events, that occurred 3,000 or 4,000 years ago. The gene patterns ‘are consistent with a historical scenario in which invading Caucasoids—primarily males—established the caste system and occupied the highest positions.’ The data implies then ‘that there was a group of males with European affinities who were largely responsible for this invasion 3,000 or 4,000 years ago’ said geneticist Lynn Jorde of the University of Utah. Further; when we look at the different components within the upper caste, the group with the greatest European similarity of all is the warrior class, the Kshatriya, who are still at the top of the Hindu castes, with the Brahmins.”

Jorde said:

The existence of the Caucasian Mummies of China is further evidence of Celtic presence and possible involvement not only in India, but even China. The Red Chinese have been hot to suppress any discussion of their highly controversial pyramids. These structures were denied to exist for generations. The obvious reason is that Chinese mythology states they were created by the sky-gods, beings that were tall, fair and with long blonde hair and blue-eyes. Indeed, we now know the wheel, iron weapons and many other innovation the Marxist academics claim China were the first to invent, now is revealed to be of Western European origin. These innovations were likely brought to them by the same people from which the Caucasian Mummies of China originated. Indeed, in March of the Titans, Arthur Kemp mentioned that the Chinese even said that there blond blue-eyed leaders who invented Buddhism and spread it to China.

Strangely enough, ancient Celtic stories seem to be virtually transplanted to the Rig Vedas. Their stories of constant wars, giant beings, godlike Aryans, and strange devices and magical powers as well as a greater antiquity to the human race, are featured in both Celtic paganism and Hinduism.

Ren Ed: blue-skinned & blue-eyed god?

This Celtic connection to Vedic and Buddhist beliefs is positive to us as Aryans. It is just another example, how the Aryan race has been the wellspring of ideas, advancement, beliefs system and innovation our entire tenure on this planet. The most important function of the pro white media, in this author’s opinion, is the establishment of white roots. No race can effectively wage war and hope for victory if it is not fully cognizant of the significance and glory of its past accomplishments, and the vitality and strength of its forefathers. Without a strong sense of white identity, any struggle is meaningless and will not succeed.

Multiculturalists love to talk about the noble Asians who brought about their many faiths and accomplishments independent of the West, and far earlier than our own barbaric beginnings. We now see that this is false. Our kind has been watching the stars, charting the heavens and bringing about new inventions and creation since time immemorial. Those who say whites have no culture, or even like Jared Diamond that says race, specifically the white race, does not exist, are living in Marxist fantasy land. Perhaps to them the Jews are the only legitimate race and culture to be concerned about.

But we do exist. We are a people. The Celts are a vital part of our history and our struggle. No one, not even by tearing down our monuments and burning our records, can take that reality and that eternal spirit away.

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2 thoughts on “From Druidism to the Vedic Texts: The Hindu-Celtic Connection

  1. Good one!! I’d like to see more on this. I’ve seen drawings of “giant rock eggs’ in Indo-European history. It is obvious they are Shiva Lingams. Shiva by another name. There are some obvious parallels like Saraswati = Athena, etc… Anyway. thanks..

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  2. Contrarily to what Indian marxists claim, the vedic Indo-aryans in their most ancient state were a matriarchichal people (female lineage not female dominance, pro-motherhood not pro-LGBT) not a patriarchichal one :

    “The most ancient Aryans were under the Matriarchate, the feminine recognized as the creative power. The word “ma” from which all descendants of those peoples derive their names for mother, was synonymous with ‘Creator.’ Renouf, the great antiquarian authority upon the Aryan’s,gives the songs and ceremonies of the wedding. In these, the woman is represented as having descended to man from association with divine beings in whose custody and care she has been, and who give her up with reluctance. In Sanscrit mythology, the feminine is represented by Swrya, the Sun, the source of life, while the masculine is described as Soma, a body. Soma, a beverage of the gods especially sacred to Indra, was the price paid by him for the assistance of Vâyu, the swiftest of the gods, in his battle against the demon Vritra. A curious line of thought is suggested. The marriage of the man to the woman was symbolized as his union with the gods. Soma, a drink devoted to Indra, the highest god, signified his use of a body, or the union of spirit and body. In the same manner, woman representing spirit, by her marriage to man became united with a body. (…)

    During the purest period of Aryan history marriage was entirely optional with woman and when entered into, frequently meant no more than spiritual companionship. Woman equally with man was entitled to the Brahminical thread; she also possessed the right to study and preach the Vedas, which was in itself a proof of her high position in this race. The Vedas, believed to be the oldest literature extant, were for many ages taught orally requiring years of close application upon part of both teacher and student.

    The word “Veda” signifies to-know; the latter from “Vidya” meaning wise. The English term widow is tracable to both forms of the word, meaning a wise woman-one who knows man. Many ages passed before the Vedas were committed to writing. At that early day the ancestral worship of women–departed mothers-was as frequent as that of departed fathers, women conducting such services which took place three times a day. In the old Aryan Scriptures the right of woman to hold property, and to her children, was much more fully recognized than under the Christian codes of to-day. Many of the olden rights of women are still extant in India. The learned Keshub Chunder Sen vigorously protested against the introduction of English law into India, upon the ground that it would destroy the ancient rights of the women of that country. It was primal Indian law that upon the death of the husband the wife should heir all his property. Marriage was regarded as an eternal union, the two, by this act, having so fully become one, that upon the husband’s death, one half of his body was still living. The property and the children were held as equally belonging to the husband or the wife.

    Colebrook’s Digest of Hindoo Law, compiled from the writings of the Bengal Pundit Jergunnat, `Na Tercapancháma, from those of Vasist ha, Cátayana, and other Indian authorities says:

    In the Veda, in Codes of Law, in sacred ordinances, the wife is held as one person with the husband; both are considered one. When the wife is not dead, half the body remains; how shall another take the property when half the body of the owner lives? After the death of the husband the widow shall take his wealth; this is primeval law.

    Though a woman be dependent, the alienation of female property, or of the mother’s right over her son by the gift of a husband alone24 is not valid in law or reason;

    The female property of wives like the property of a stranger, may not be given, for there is want of ownership.

    Neither the husband, nor the son, nor the father, nor the brother, have power to use or alien the legal property of a woman.

    We hold it proper that the wife’s co-operation shall be required in civil contracts and in religious acts under the text.

    A gift to a wife is irrevocable.”

    In Matilda Joslyn Gage “Woman, Church and State”, Chapter I “The Matriarchate”.

    We can also check this :
    http://voiceofdharma.org/books/hvhb/ch7.htm
    http://voiceofdharma.org/books/hvhb/ch8.htm

    This clearly differs from what can be found on women for example, well, in Judaism, where marriage is compulsory for women, means enslavement for the wife (“Baal” means “husband” as well as “owner”), where women are not allowed to learn anything but home economics (I don’t condemn this per se, it’s a good thing to teach it and Indian vedic women learnt it too, but the seclusion of women in her house), where they are married off before puberty against their will, etc.

    The Vedic Woman’s condition was in fact the same as the Celtic woman.

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