Beanie – Mad Wolf
Modern Celtic Clothing. Beanie Hat Wolf
Fits all Adult Head sizes.
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FUN TRIVIA: For the ‘Celts’, (Pronounced Kelts NOT Selts), we need to distinguish different regions of the Celtic World, different periods, notably between the Continental ‘Celts’ and the Insular ‘Celts’, between Antiquity and the post-Roman Christian period. The pre-Christian (Medieval) ‘Celtic World’ is of course much larger, in the darker ages, covering most of Europe for over one millennium, from the Hallstatt period down to late Antiquity. In several regions of pre-Roman Europe, the wolf iconography shows similarities to Norse mythology shpwing the people shared similar meetings and stories.
Their ancient myths and legends were written down unfortunately in a Christianising context, and we similar to the Roman story of Romulus and Remus. Example: A future king, Cormac mac Airt, was reared by a she-wolf and grew up to become an important High King of Ireland. In many Irish/Welsh myths, the wolf is usually a helper and a guide. Deities in wolf form, have shown up in literature like the goddess Morrigana who appeared in wolf form, but was defeated by the hero Cú Chulainn – the ‘Hound or Wolf of Cuainn’.
The old Gaelic/Irish month faoilleach, which which means wolf moon, or “Moonth of the Wolf“, because it was where wolves may be more present.
We seem to find depictions of the Celtic mythical stories on Celtic coins. The wolf, with open mouth, in combination with a number of symbols, frequently depicting the moon and/or the sun. Just like the Norse myth of Sköll and Hatti chase the moon and the sun across the sky. In fact these Norfolk Wolf coins, found from the territory of the Celtic Iceni tribe in eastern Britain, provide a comparable iconography, (c. 56-53 BC) which shows a stylised wolf about to swallow the moon. We now know that this represented a lunar eclipse.
If you do a little excursion to the Iberian peninsula, we find populations that are categorised as Celts, Iberians and Celtiberians: and there is a vase interpreted wrongly by those who looked at it from our modern skewed view because of Christianities world influence. Instead if we look at it from the old rites and Celtic view, we learn that once again, the wolf is not evil but likely symbolises the perfect ‘warrior’, in forces of nature, symbolising ‘the survival of the fittest’ for the a boys rite of passage into manhood. The wolf is a guide, both in this life and in the afterlife. This does not represent a fight, especially when we consider the decoration of the entire vessell. We also should not forget the wolf’s role as teacher.
So a lone wolf must learn to form a pack to overcome the elements and other forces for survival. Wolf bands… inspired the tales of werewolves in the forest stemming from the boys that did not survive or did not return.
|Dimensions||28 × 26.8 × 1.25 cm|