Re: Celtic mythology
Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:06 pm
It would be wonderful to experience the remnants of silva hercyniana. I have so many times stepped in the paintings of Albrecht Altdorfer, the bacrgrounds of Durer's graphics and the many forested illustrations to Grimm's fairy tales.Cerastes wrote: ↑Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:45 pmI feel drawn to Celtic mythology very much as it was always closely connected to nature.
In the „Dreiländereck“ where Germany, France and Switzerland border each other is the so called „Belchen-System“ (probably named after the Celtic god Belenus). It is a formation of five small and mid-sized mountains with the same name. The Celts were the ones who gave the mountains their name. Their priests and teachers and the druids, have used the more favorable summits as a calendar and worshiped them as holy mountains. The geometric arrangement of these mountains shows regularities that are on a timetable, but also shows how interesting the relationship between the position of the sun and the calendar days is. For example, if you climp “Alcance's Belchen” at summer solstice, the sun rises over the 27 kilometers northeast, slightly higher “Little Belchen” (1272 meters) and at the winter solitice it rises over the 88 kilometers away south-east located “Swiss Belchen” (1099 meters).
One of those five Belchen mountains is in the Black Forst region and I spent quite a lot of time around it as a child. It's a very magical place.