Course Syllabus: Celtic Mythology 101
with CEU Certificate*
Celtic mythology is a world unlike any you've ever discovered before. It is a place where gods are both dead and alive, where a parallel world lies over top of the world you live in every day, filled with mystical beings that can contact you whenever they please. The Celtic world was one of covens of ancient Druids who spent their entire lives memorizing the totality of Celtic lore in order to pass the knowledge from generation to generation. It was a place of grand celebrations and bloody wars, all of which became anchored in the Celtic mythology.
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. Meet devious gods and oppressive kings, learn about mighty conquests and the unconquerable Tuatha Dé Danann.
You will also learn about how Celtic mythology has lived on in the role of globally celebrated holidays, inspiration for some of the world's and history's greatest writers, and in newly founded religions that seek to tap into the ancient wisdom of the Celts. Learning about the Celts and their mythology is truly learning something new--it's a world unlike anything you've learned about before!
This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.
Lesson 1: Celtic Worship
Lesson 2: The Celtic Gods
Lesson 3: The People of the Goddess Danu
Lesson 4: The Rennes Dendshenchas
Lesson 5: The Lebor Gabala Erenn
Lesson 6: Art and Iconography
Lesson 7: Celtic Mythology Today
Lesson 8: Celtic Mythology and the World
|Lesson 1: Celtic Worship||10|
|Choose a Celtic God||25|
|Lesson 2: The Celtic Gods||9|
|Lesson 3: The People of the Goddess Danu||10|
|Lesson 4: The Rennes Dendshenchas||10|
|Lebor Bagala Erenn||25|
|Lesson 5: The Lebor Gabala Erenn||9|
|Lesson 6: Art and Iconography||10|
|Celtic Mythology Today||25|
|Lesson 7: Celtic Mythology Today||10|
|The Final Assignment||50|
|Lesson 8: Celtic Mythology and the World||10|
|The Final Exam||25|