Irish Poets Uncover the Kabbalah in Celtic Creation Myths

Irish Poets Uncover the Kabbalah in Celtic Creation Myths

In the early ninth century an Irish warrior-priest Cormac mac Cuilennáin, who would become king, wrote Sanas Cormaic in which he presented the ancient creation myths of the Celts. In the early 20th century the Irish literary geniuses, Æ and W.B. Yeats, both unearthed traces of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life within the metaphysical structure of these ancient Irish creation myths. The works of Æ and Yeats present the deeper dynamics surrounding the emergence of the Celtic Irish gods; Lir, Manannán and Dana, the creation trinity of the Tuatha Dé Danann.

William Butler Yeats photographed in 1903 by Alice Boughton (Public Domain)

William Butler Yeats photographed in 1903 by Alice Boughton (Public Domain)

Cultural Diversity of the Tree of Life

The cosmic, sacred or world tree is a transcultural archetype of ancient religious, mythological and philosophical traditions and with its roots in the underworld the tree symbolically connects our terrestrial plane with perceived higher, or heavenly realms.


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