Online Class: Celtic Mythology 101

This course will take you from the mysterious rites of the Druids to meetings between the great Julius Caesar and the land he could not conquer, and back again. By the end you will have an entirely different view of what religion or mythology can be, and has been in the past.

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  • 8
    Lessons
  • 18
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 1,961
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 5
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.5
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

Celtic Mythos Unveiled: A Journey into the Heart of Ancient Lore

Venture into the enchanting realm of Celtic mythology, a dimension where gods transcend life and death, where an ethereal world coexists with our own, inhabited by celestial beings capable of intertwining with our realities. The Celts lived in a tapestry woven with rich traditions, where covens of revered Druids, custodians of knowledge, dedicated lifetimes to absorbing and perpetuating the profound lore, ensuring its legacy for generations to come. Their vibrant landscape was marked with jubilant festivities and fierce battles, narratives that have etched their way into the heart of Celtic legends.

Dive deep into this course and traverse the intricate rituals of the Druids, witness the strategic encounters between the formidable Julius Caesar and the lands that remained elusive to his dominion. Unravel the tales of crafty deities and formidable rulers, and become engrossed in the chronicles of the indomitable Tuatha Dé Danann. Your perspective on religion and mythology will undergo a transformative evolution, as you delve into the annals of the past.

But the echoes of Celtic mythos aren't just confined to bygone eras. Its legacy lives on, leaving its mark on global festivities that millions celebrate, kindling the imagination of renowned literary maestros through the ages, and inspiring modern-day spiritual paths that reverently draw from the age-old Celtic wisdom.

Engaging with the Celts and their mythological tapestry isn't just about adding another chapter to your knowledge book; it's about immersing yourself in a universe profoundly distinctive from anything you've encountered before.

Join us in "Celtic Mythos Unveiled" as we embark on a captivating voyage, unearthing tales, traditions, and truths of a civilization and its stories that continue to mesmerize, influence, and inspire. Step into the arcane, embrace the allure, and be transformed!

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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Celtic Worship

There are things we know for certain about Celtic polytheism and mythology, and things upon which we can only speculate. 40 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video A
  • Lesson 1 Video B : Lesson Discussion
  • Lesson discussions: Celtic Mythology; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete Assignment: Celtic Worship
  • Assessment: Lesson 1: Celtic Worship

Lesson 2: The Celtic Gods

When we are tackling a strange mythology, we seek instinctively an Olympus where the gods abide, an Erebus, kingdom of the dead, a hierarchy of gods, specialized as patrons of war, of the arts, or of love. 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video A
  • Lesson 2 Video B : Lesson Discussion
  • Complete Assignment: Choose a Celtic God
  • Assessment: Lesson 2: The Celtic Gods

Lesson 3: The People of the Goddess Danu

Danu is the mother-goddess, and the namesake of the beings of the Otherworld. A common name for all the gods collectively is Tuatha De Danann, or "The People of the Goddess Danu". Additional lesson topics: The Celtic Otherworld 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video A
  • Lesson 3 Video B : Lesson Discussion
  • Complete Assignment: Goddess Danu
  • Assessment: Lesson 3: The People of the Goddess Danu

Lesson 4: The Rennes Dindshenchas

The Dindshenchas is one of two books of Celtic myths written down in Medieval times. Additional lesson topics: Nice Poems For Your Assignment 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video A
  • Lesson 4 Video B : Lesson Discussion
  • Complete Assignment: The Dindshenchas
  • Assessment: Lesson 4: The Rennes Dendshenchas

Lesson 5: The Lebor Gabala Erenn

The Lebor Gabala Erenn is the second of the surviving texts we have that tried to record Celtic mythology for the ages. 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video A
  • Lesson 5 Video B : Lesson Discussion
  • Lesson discussions: Celtic Texts
  • Complete Assignment: Lebor Bagala Erenn
  • Assessment: Lesson 5: The Lebor Gabala Erenn

Lesson 6: Art and Iconography

As was stated earlier, there is not a great deal of literature that can be relied upon in a study of Celtic mythology. The key to expanding our understanding of this ancient culture, comes largely from archaeology. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video A
  • Lesson 6 Video B : Lesson Discussion
  • Complete Assignment: Celtic Art
  • Assessment: Lesson 6: Art and Iconography

Lesson 7: Celtic Mythology Today

Celtic mythology is somewhat unique in the western world, as it is in many cases still practiced. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video A
  • Lesson 7 Video B : Lesson Discussion
  • Lesson discussions: Worship
  • Complete Assignment: Celtic Mythology Today
  • Assessment: Lesson 7: Celtic Mythology Today

Lesson 8: Celtic Mythology and the World

Classical writers were influenced by the memories of the violent impact of the Celts on the Mediterranean world, especially, the invasions of Italy and Greece. 85 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video A
  • Lesson 8 Video B : Lesson Discussion
  • Lesson discussions: Let us know what you think of this course; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: The Final Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 8: Celtic Mythology and the World
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
333
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe Celtic worship.
  • Describe the Celtic gods.
  • Describe The People of the Goddess Danu.
  • Describe The Rennes Dindshenchas.
  • Describe The Lebor Gabala Erenn.
  • Summarize the art, iconography, and Celtic mythology today.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: Celtic Mythology 101
Course Number: 8900138
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (1,074 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: October 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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