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1 Image from Google Images (ancient-origins.net)

2 In the Beginning... ●There are many myths, but this one is the most popular. ●According to this myth, in the beginning, there was no time, no gods or humans. ●There was the Sea and where the sea met the land, a mare named Eiocha was born from sea- foam Image: Education Scotland

3 The First God ●Eiocha ate the seeds/berries from a nearby Oak Tree to stay alive. ●These seeds became a child. ●She birthed Cernunnos, and in the process, created the Giants. Image: Google Images

4 More Gods ●Cernunnos was lonely so he ‘coupled’ with Eiocha to make: Maponos, Tauranis, and Teutates, and the goddess, Epona. (Epona) Image: Google Images

5 Tethra: Goddess of the Sea ● Eiocha got tired of the land because she was from the sea. ● She returned to The Sea and became Tethra (or Tethys); Goddess of The Deep. Image: Google Images

6 First Man and Woman ●The Gods became lonely because they had no one to command rule over and they had no worshippers. ●They made Man and Woman from the wood of the Oak Tree. ●(The Green Man is an ancient mystery that appears all over the world) Image: Google Images

7 First Animals ●Cernunnos used the Oak Tree to create animals. ●Cernunnos was God of Animals and made the deer, and the hound, the boar and the raven, & the hare and the snake. ●Commanded the Tree to make a forest for them to live in. ●Epona made the horse in remembrance of Eiocha. (Google Images + Blogspot)

8 The Gods and The Tree ●Teutates (God of War) used limbs from the tree to fashion a bow, arrows, and a club. ●Tauranis used the tree to make thunderbolts made from fire and noise. ●Maponos used the tree to make a Harp instead of a weapon. Images: Google Images

9 Giant Betrayal ●The giants grew jealous that the Gods had people to worship them and wanted some of their own. ●The plotted against them, planning to overflow the land and take it under the sea image from: Google Images

10 Giant Battle ●Tethra heard about the Giants plans from the deep and warned her children. ●The Gods took refuge in the Oak Tree and attacked them with Thunderbolts, the sky, and arrows. Image from Google Images

11 The Battle is Won ● The Gods overwhelmed the Giants but could not destroy them ● The Giants returned to the sea where they faced Tethra, but some escaped. Image from Google Images

12 The Aftermath ●The Gods repaired the land, the sky, and the sea. ●They rescued one man and one woman from the battle who would become the ancestors of the humans. ●The Gods returned to the Oak Tree Image from Google Images

13 New Gods ●The pieces of sky that Maponos ripped down mingled with the sea and created new gods ●Belanus, Danu, Lir, Manannan, Branwen, Bran, Dagda, Nuadha of the Silver Hand, Dienceght, Goihbhio, Morrigan, and Brighid Image From marvel comic (Google Image)

14 Commonalities and Allusions ●Number 3 ●Oak Tree ●Sea Foam ●Betrayal ●Epona (Zelda) ●Bran (Game of Thrones) ●Danu (Game of Thrones) ●Tree God (Game of Thrones, Pocahontas, etc.) from Google Images

15 Works Cited Eva. Celtic Creation Story. Sept. 6,2004. History Archive. 2 Sept. 2014 Celtic Creation Myth. Education Scotland. 2 Sept. 2014 Wigington, Patti. The Green Man, Spirit of the Forest. About Religion. 2 Sept. 2014


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