Kelts, Hindus and other Aryans are a vital part of the history and struggle of the White race. The author explains the links between the original Kelts and Hindus, including the ancient Harappan civilization, and extending even further back in time to a mysterious era of sunken civilizations. Even the Chinese can thank blonblue-eyed Kelts for bringing them the gift of civilization, says the author. Were Adam and Eve ruddy-complected Keltic types? The Irish Book of Invasions (Lebor Gabála Érenn) preserves many memories of a time now long gone.
The history of the ancient Kelts (also spelled Celts) is perhaps one of the most fascinating of all the world’s cultures. The Kelts were a very early branch of the Indo-European, or Aryan, family, which stretches back some 7,000 years, or even earlier, to the Pontic-Caspian region of the Russian steppes. Interestingly enough, the name Eden means “steppe” (not garden). Also, Adam means “rosy-cheeked.” One with a Biblical bent can envision the Kelts as the first true Aryans, the original Adamic bloodline.
There is no doubt that, with the leadership of their god-king Indra, the Aryans invaded India, perhaps at an earlier date than considered by the German scholar Max Muller, who placed the Aryan invasion at around 1500 B.C. If we accept an alternative chronology we might push this dispersal back to 4000 to 3500 B.C., long enough ago for the Aryans to have established the mysterious Harappan civilization.
There has not only been evidence linking them to a primordial lost civilization in the North Atlantic, but even to the Indo-Aryans and modern Hinduism. The more we examine Europe’s Keltic roots the more discoveries are made. It is becoming more than evi-dent that many of this Earth’s lost civilizations, includ- ing those of India and China, owe their very existence to the ancient Kelts. This essay examines both the myth-ical possibilities of a lost Keltic civilization of the north and speculation on their probable influence on India and surrounding regions. In brief, this essay sets to prove the dynamism of Keltic wisdom and heritage.
Tens of thousands of years before recorded history there existed a Europe so utterly dark and ancient that Europeans today have long since forgotten it. The glories and triumphs it enjoyed as well as its battles and long ages of peace have simply slipped from our racial memory and consciousness and exist now only in the form of mythology and folklore. In The Chron-icles of the Celts Peter Berresford Ellis said, “The mythology, legends and folklore of the Keltic peoples are among the oldest and most vibrant of Europe. The Kelts, were, in fact, the first European people north of the Alps to emerge into recorded history. They were delineated from their fellow Europeans by virtue of the languages which they spoke and which we now identify by the term Keltic.” (1999, p.9)
The Kelts who inhabited northwestern Europe at the time of Caesar and Vercingetorix took part in an oral tradition going back many thousands of years. This ancient record was Keltic Europe’s link to an all but forgotten past. According to one series of narratives—the Irish Cycles—the Gaelic ancestors came to Europe from a great western continent, or large island, during a time of darkness and mysticism. In fact, Irish and Keltic wordsmiths told of a vanished kingdom very similar to Plato’s Atlantis.
In Irish mythology, we learn of the Fomorach, a giant sea people. Their leader, Balor, guides them to the shores of Ireland following the Great Flood. They then became the native inhabitants of that island. While some scholars locate the Fomorachs’ point of origin in Spain or north Africa, others claim that the original homeland of these pre-Keltic giants was Atlantis, thought to have been located 200 miles west of Gibraltar.
Irish mythology is the most valuable resource in understanding the early prehistory of Ireland. The Book of Invasions is a long and detailed compendium of sagas that describes the rise and fall of Ireland’s different races and how Irish civilization was born from a series of gory, blood-drenched battles and mortal catastrophes. Complete with vast lineages, intersecting plots, and archaic characters, these ancient chronicles parallel the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, known for the mythical proto-European world called Middle Earth. Indeed, ancient Europe was once called Mittel-erthen.
Tolkien received much inspiration from The Book of Invasions and liberally borrowed from these stories throughout his major works. It’s not well known that, along with creating epic fantasies, he was trying to reconstruct what lay behind the myths he loved. For years, he and one of his sons both had a recurring nightmare that featured a tsunami. For Tolkien senior, the nightmare only abated when he began to write about Numenor, his version of Atlantis, in the late 1930s. Although he was a devout Catholic, Tolkien believed the tsunami dream could be explained as either a “racial memory” or as an event from a past life, and indeed he used the concept of reincarnation for his elves.
The Book of Invasions serves as an expanded explanation of the four cycles, which are the chief epics of Irish literature. It describes how waves of warring factions took control of the country and how each one added to the ethnic and racial composition of their island. Most of these early tribes were members of a master, godlike race that was said to have created Ireland from the foam of the sea, and whose roots probably could be traced back to the European mainland. (Childress 1996, 423–425)
The invasion of the Milesians and their conquest of the people of Danu are the central stories of Irish culture even now, even after the rise of Catholicism. The Book of Invasions begins with the aftermath of a great flood. A tribe known as the Partholon traveled from the west across the Atlantic to escape the deluge and found refuge on Erin. The Ireland that they found was not the one we would recognize today. Childress describes the early Irish nation (Childress 1996, 424): “There were just nine rivers, three lakes and one plain, called the Old Plain. Partholon and his people cleared away some of the forests and fought against a people called the Fomorians. Partholon and his group were eventually wiped out by a terrible plague, and Ireland was deserted for 30 years.”
Thomas Rolleston, an expert in Keltic myth, de-scribed the Fomorians as follows:
Huge, misshapen, violent and cruel people, representing, we may believe, the powers of evil. One of these was surnamed Cenchos, which means the Footless, and thus appears to be related to Vitra, the God of Evil in Vedantic mythology, who had neither feet nor hands. With a host of these demons, Partholan fought for the lordship of Ireland, and drove [Fomorians] out to the northern seas, whence they occasionally harried the country under its later rulers. (Rolleston 1911, 97)
The second wave of invasions came when the Nemedians, led by Nemed, traveled from the Greek homeland. Amber was widely traded throughout Europe. The Nemedians exchanged amber, which they acquired in Denmark, Germany and Scandinavia, in the bustling port cities of the Mediterranean. The Invasion Cycle tells us that the Nemedians had 34 ships that traveled the open sea in search of new lands. They eventually caught a vision of a great golden spire reaching high above the horizon. They sought it out, hoping to steal its treasures, but before they could find it, gigantic waves converged upon them, drowning most of the Nemedians in the deep, cold waters of the North Atlantic. Despite this setback, some of them survived. The remaining Nemedians then wandered the ocean for over a year, looking for a place to settle. Finally, along the misty horizon, the Emerald Isle appeared. The Nemedians beached their vessels, settled throughout Ireland, and declared it their own. However, their newfound hopes were soon beset by catastrophe. (MacManus 1944, 19–22)
The Nemedians faced more than just the troubles of a new colony trying to establish a home. The mountain lakes burst and flooded huge tracts of fertile land. According to Childress, the Nemedians then faced another problem: The Fomorians returned to Ireland for their second major invasion of the island. On the order of their chieftain, Conan, the Fomorians constructed an inner tower on Tory Island, off the northwest coast of Donegal, where Conan assumed absolute power over Ireland. (Childress 1996, 452)
This new ruler was far from benevolent. He was a powerful tyrant who demanded an annual tribute of two-thirds of their wheat, milk, and children. The Nemedians requested a three-year grace period from the harsh taxes levied on their people, while at the same time they sent a messenger to Greece, their original homeland. The Greek king, who was related to Nemed through a royal marriage, summoned forth a vast army of druids and druidesses, as well as an invasion force of vicious animals and diabolical creatures, including scorpions and snakes. The animals and druids breached the tower and put to death many of those inside, including Conan. (Rolleston 1911, 105)
However, the Fomorians escaped and then returned with a great fleet, threatening to attack and eliminate the enclave of Nemedians. Nemed prepared to wipe the Fomorian race off the face of the Earth, but as his troops entered the port, a titanic tidal wave thousands of meters high crashed upon the harbor and destroyed almost everyone. Thirty Nemedians and one ship of Fomorians survived. The single group of Nemedian survivors then ventured forth and divided into three camps. The first consisted of those who went back to Greece. The second remained in Ireland under the jurisdiction of the Fomorian clans, and the third, under their leader Briton Mael, traveled to Scotland.
The Nemedians would not remain in exile for long. Waves of returning Nemedians from Greece, stronger than ever before, reconquered much of Ireland. Their triumph was short lived, however. A race of Keltic god-men named the Tuatha Dé Danann came to Ireland, known as Eire, with blood axes and magical swords. They also brought other items, both mystical and powerful in nature, such as the Stone of Destiny and the enchanted cauldron of Dagda, which might be the forerunner of the Holy Grail of Christian tradition.
The name Tuatha Dé Danann means, literally, “the folk of the god whose mother is Dana.” (Rolleston 1911, 103-104) Dana also sometimes bears another name, that of Brigit, a goddess held in high regard by pagan Ireland, whose attributes are in a great measure transferred in legend to the Christian Saint Brigit of the sixth century. Her name is also found in Gaulish inscriptions as “Brigindo” and occurs in several British inscriptions as “Brigantia.” (Caroli 2011, personal communication)
Eire, then, may be said to be the god whose mother was Dana, and the race to whom she gave her name are the dearest representatives we have in Irish myths of the powers of Light and Knowledge. Yet they do not appear as gods in the Irish legends that have been passed down to us. Christian influences reduced them to the rank of fairies or identified them with the fallen angels.
They were conquered by the Milesians, who are conceived as an entirely human race, and who had all sorts of relations of love and war with them until quite recent times. Yet even in the later legends, a certain splendor and exaltation appears to invest the people of Dana, recalling the high estate from which they had been dethroned. (Rolleston 1911, 106)
THE KELTIC LINK TO HINDUISM
There is no doubt that, with the leadership of their god-king Indra, the Aryans invaded India, perhaps at an earlier date than considered by the German scholar Max Muller who placed the Aryan invasion at around 1500 B.C. If we accept a more extreme chronology, we push this dispersal back to 4000-3500 B.C., long enough for the Aryans to establish the Harappan civilization in what is today Pakistan.
What is not widely known, however, is the extra-ordinary parallels between Druidic and Vedic religion and culture, even similarities between Keltic languages and Sanskrit, the ancient language of the Aryans and Hinduism. Keltic expert Peter Beresford-Ellis writes: “The very name ‘Druid’ is composed of two Keltic word roots that have parallels in Sanskrit. Indeed, the root vid for knowledge, which also emerges in the Sanskrit word veda, demonstrates the similarity. The Keltic root dru means ‘immersion’ [and] also appears in Sanskrit. So a Druid was one ‘immersed in knowledge’.”
In his book, Early Irish Astrology: An Historical Argument, Peter Beresford-Ellis writes:
Boudi and the stem budh appear in all the Keltic languages. It means all-victorious, gift of teaching, accomplished, exulted, virtue and so forth. In Breton today, for example, boud means “to be.” You will see the stem in the name Bouddica, more commonly referred to in English as Boadicea, the Keltic warrior queen of the Iceni who led an uprising against Roman rule in A.D. 60. The important thing is that the word occurs in Sanskrit, and Buddha is the participle of the stem budh, to know or be enlightened. This is the title given to Siddhartha Gautama Shakyamuni–the Enlightened One, the Buddha. What is important is that in the Vedas the planet Mercury is also known as Budh.
On a website known as CelticBuddhism.org, the following has been posted:
The lineage of Keltic Buddhism was sug-gested in the 1970s during casual conversation between renowned Tibetan lama Rinpoche and student John Parks. The actual development is the result of the mixing of their minds. The lineage was formally incorporated as a Seonaidh. Parks established the Anadaire Keltic cross. Also, we encouraged integrating everyday prac-tices in art, music, healing modalities—including animals, and in the business world. As a group, some of our members have gone on yearly retreats to Maine or, to further connect with the latent Keltic energies, Ireland and Scotland. One member has delved into thangka painting to explore the emerging Keltic Buddhist mandala. And in March 2010, we celebrated the ordination of Sister Gollin as abbess of Glen Ard Abbey, the newly formed Keltic Buddhist monastery.
As we can see, efforts have been made to embrace this connection in a modern sense.
Throughout Central Asia, the signs of Keltic assim-ilation into later darker peoples is not to be mistaken. Throughout the Russian “stans,” China, northern India, even the Kurds of Iraq, are people with red hair and green eyes. Indeed, Kublai Kahn also was said to have red hair, gray eyes and freckles. The San Francisco Chronicle reported on May 26, 1999:
Analyses of the male Y chromosome, plus genes hidden in small subcellular bodies called mitochondria, show that today’s genetic patterns agree with accounts of ancient Indo-European warriors conquering the Indian subcontinent. The invaders apparently shoved the local men aside, took their women and set up the rigid caste system that exists today. Their descendants are still the elite within Hindu society. Thus, today’s genetic patterns, the researchers explained, vividly reflect a historic event, or events, that occurred 3,000 or 4,000 years ago. The gene patterns “are consistent with a historical scenario in which invading Caucasoids —primarily males—established the caste system and occupied the highest positions.
[The data implies then] that there was a group of males with European affinities who were largely responsible for this invasion 3,000 or 4,000 years ago,” said geneticist Lynn Jorde of the University of Utah.
Further, “when we look at the different components within the upper caste, the group with the greatest European similarity of all is the warrior class, the Kshatriya, who are still at the top of the Hindu castes, with the Brahmins,” Jorde said. “The existence of the Caucasian mummies of China is further evidence of Keltic presence and possible involvement not only in India, but even China. The Red Chinese have been hot to suppress any discussion of their highly controversial pyramids. These structures were denied to exist for generations. The obvious reason is that Chinese mythology states they were created by the sky-gods, beings that were tall, fair and with long blond hair and blue eyes. Indeed, we now know the wheel, iron weapons and many other innovations the Marxist academics claim Chinese were the first to invent, now [are] revealed to be of Western European origin. These innovations were likely brought to them by the same people from which the Caucasian mummies of China originated. Indeed, in March of the Titans, Arthur Kemp mentioned that the Chinese even said that there were blond, blue-eyed leaders who invented Buddhism and spread it to China.
Strangely enough, ancient Keltic stories seem to be virtually transplanted to the Rig Veda. Their stories of constant wars, giant beings, godlike Aryans, and strange devices and magical powers, as well as a greater antiquity to the human race, are featured in both Keltic paganism and Hinduism.
This Keltic connection to Vedic and Buddhist beliefs is positive to us as Aryans. It is another example of how the Aryan race has been the wellspring of ideas, advancement, beliefs systems and innovation during our entire tenure on this planet. The most important function of the pro-White media, in this author’s opinion, is the establishment of White roots. No race can effectively wage war and hope for victory, if it is not fully cognizant of the significance and glory of its past accomplishments, and the vitality and strength of its forefathers. Without a strong sense of White identity, any struggle is meaningless and will not succeed.
Multi-culturalists talk about noble Asians, who brought their many faiths and accomplishments independent of the West, and far earlier than our own barbaric beginnings. We now see this is false. Our kind has been watching the stars, charting the heavens, and bringing about new inventions and creations since time immemorial.