One of the last Celtic kings to rule at Tara before the arrival of St. Patrick in A.D. 433 was Dathi, whose military expedition into Alba (Britain) and later to the Continent was said to have been ordained by the Druids. The expedition, celebrated with a magnificent Beltane feast at Tara, founded when Dathi was struck down by lightning while storming a tower in the Rhine Valley. The area enclosed by the headwaters of the Danube and the Rhine rivers is said to have been the original home of the wandering Celtic tribes. Dathis body was brought back to Ireland by his followers and lovingly buried at Religh na Righ, the royal cemetery at Rath Cruachan, where a 7 foot pillar stone still stands marking his grave among the numerous earthworks.
When St. Patrick arrived in Ireland, King Laoghaire was on the throne and it was not long before the saint felt obliged to make a direct challenege to his rule. It was the eve of May and while waiting for the roal fire to be lit at Tara, the assembled Druids were amazed to see smoke rising from the nearby hill of Slane. Summoned into the king’s presence to explain this sacrilege, St. Patrick (for it was he who had lit the fire) some how managed to get royal assent for a contest of magic during which 2 huts were set afire, one containing the magician with the robe of the saint wrapped around him.
Almost as many countries arrogate the honour of having been the natal soil of St. Patrick, as made a similar claim with respect to Homer. Scotland, England, France, and Wales, each furnish their respective pertensions; but whatever doubts may obscure his birthplace, all agree in stating that, as his name implies, he was of a patrician family. He was born about the year 372, and when only 16 years of age, was carried off by pirates, who sold him into slavery in Ireland; where his master employed him as a swineherd on the well known mountain of Sleamish, in the county of Antrim. Here he passed 7 years, during which time he acquired a knowledge of the Irish language, and made himself acquainted with the manners, habits, and customs of the people. Escaping from captivity, and, after many adventures, reaching the Continent, he was successively ordained deacon, priest, and bishop; and then once more, with the authority of Pope Celestine, he returned to Ireland to preach the Gospel to its then heathen inhabitants.
The principal enemies that St. Patrick found to the introduction of Christianity into Ireland, were the Druidical priests of the more ancient faith, who, as might naturally be supposed, were exceedingly adverse to any innovation. These druids, being great magicians, would have been formidable antagonists to any one of less miraculous and saintly powers than Patrick. Their obstinate antagonism was so great, that, in spite of his benevolent disposition he was compelled to cuse their fertile lands, so that they became dreary bogs; to curse their rivers, so that they produced no fish; to curse their very kettles, so that with no amount of fire and patience could they ever be made to boil; and, as last resort, to curse the Druids themselves, so that the earth opened and swallowed them up.
Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. III $54.00
The Untold History of The White Races Cir. 700 – 1700 a.d.
585 pages 720 pictures
- ISBN-10: 1943820074
- ISBN-13: 978-1943820078
Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. III is divided into 2 parts. The First part of this volume goes over The Catholic Church’s history during the Dark Ages & Medieval Times. These are a some of the things that are discussed: The Castrati (Castrated Boy Choir), Holy Blood & Organs, Jesus’s Holy Prepuce (Foreskin), The Penance & Anathema, The Fish Bishop, Saints that Levitate, The Incorruptible Saints, The Nun Manias, All Religious Holidays explained, The Heretics: The Luciferians, The Spanish Inquisition. The Second half of this book is a focus on the art of the times. These are the subjects reviewed: Monsters & Gargoyles, Castles & Knight Armory, More on Medicine & Magic, More on Werewolves, Demons & Hell, Over 100 Different Black Madonnas & Moorish Saints, The Catacomb Bone Churches, The Bejewelled Saints, Aliens, Astrology & Alchemy………………….
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