Breton mythology

From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Jump to: navigation, search

Breton or Armorican (Gaulish word Latinized as Aremorica or Armorica) mythology is the mythology or corpus of explanatory and heroic tales originating in Brittany, now in France. Bretons were a subset of Celtic people who adopted Christianity. The Celtic people of Armorica recognize in their Celtic mythology many gods and mythical creatures specifically associated with nature cults. In this tradition of gods and creatures rooted in nature, there exist traces of certain Breton Catholic saints. This mythological background was accepted by Romans who were soon Christianized, resulting in the irrevocable loss of grand epics and the destruction or conversion of pagan landmarks and places. Celtic tradition predominates the Bretons' mythology:

See also


External links