Native European Women

Women have always had an important place in Native Culture, as well as the Celts and the Baskunes, More so when to look at the woman’s place within the other main Cultures, like the Greek and Romans, whose women were second class citizens. Not much different from the Saxon view. Women could also own land, slaves, and other property, and were given important jobs and status within the tribe, and it has been documented that Woman were in the front line in battles, that they were also warrior trainers, and several high profile and important Heroes from Irish myth were sent to Warrior Woman for their warrior training. In fact it is believed that most young men were sent to these woman to learn the art of fighting, add to this the Imazighen (Berber) women enjoy more freedom than that common among Arab women. They are not veiled, they can chose to divorce and they retain their dowry. This is because they like our ancestors were here before the migration of the tribes out of the Middle-East.

Women were doctors, judges, Rulers, blacksmiths, priests, In fact any job a man could do, so could a woman, and both were given equal status. This is most keenly noted in the Temple of Brid, where no man is ever allowed to set foot, (see more on Brid later), and when She was Christianised to Saint Bridget, her temple was converted to a Convent. And when the local male Bishop demanded entrance to check if things were being done correctly to the Irish Church’s way of thinking, he was refused entrance by the Mother Superior, and told to appoint a female Bishop to do the check. This led to Bridget being de-canonised, losing her Sainthood, on the grounds that She had not in fact performed any miracles. While Saint Patrick performed the Miracle of ridding Ireland of snakes!

In pre-Christian Ireland, as in the other “Celtic” lands, everyone had a family name. There were no “Bastard sons” and I will tell you why. We took the family name from our Mother, rather than the Christian idea of Father, and everyone knew who their Mother was, even if they never knew their Father. This Fact proves once again that women held a higher place in Native,Baskunes  and “Celtic” society than almost any other race or creed. The Romans and Greeks treated their women as second-class citizens, and I will not even go into the Saxon View. That is just one of the major differences that the Christian Religion gave to the Native peoples of these Islands and Western Europe as a whole. Why do you think that it is “Mother Earth” and not Father Earth? Mother is the Creator of life, Mother is the one who will bear the next generation of the tribe, and thus guarantee the continuation of the Tribe.

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God

I am not into religion bashing, and I will fight tooth and nail to everyone to believe in what they want to have Faith in. I have shouted at Christians and “Pagans” and Wiccans with regards to this.

But today God has many forms and functions. The Jews have one, Muslims have another and the Christians another, and then there are the different sects and Paths within each of these. But these are the official Faiths of God.

Saturday afternoon 20,000- 40,000 gather in their temples and sacred places to watch heroes play football (soccer to all you Americans) and they sing and pray and ask God to let them win, or to save the shot and then if they win they are joyful and “Thank God we won” or “Thank God he saved that shot” And during the Summer they drift to another sport, or watch Football from another Country and do much the same.

Friday Night and Saturday Night the Faithful gather around their TV’s and via Facebook pray that their favourite will go through and thank God when they do or OMG how did they get through?

Both of these are the new breed of Faith, but geared still towards God, and within the Markets, where millions of pounds are traded, lost and gained, God is there, with whispered prayers that they made the right deal.

But what is my point? Why this post?

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