DNA / Ethnicity update

I finally went and actually took a closer look at my DNA test results that I had done a ways back. According to the test, I’m: 43% of British descent; 10% Irish; 33% Western European, mostly German; and 14% various and sundry other stuff The ‘other...

Well, at least I’m Indo-European

I had a DNA test done, and it confirmed that yes, I’m Indo-European and probably 69% Continental Celt and 29% Viking. The other 2% is undetermined. My DNA is shown to come directly from Austria / Switzerland, Slovenia, Southern Germany into Northern France, and...

Neimheadh

I always wondered where, in the literature, the Druids worshiped in a ‘nemeton’, which was the idea of a sacred ring of trees, because ‘nemeton’ didn’t sound Gaelic, or Celtic, if you will. According to many sources, it is Celtic. So,...

My Tradition has a name

As I research and work deeper into the Hearth culture and studying the Gaelic language, I had the opportunity to study a Gaelic language course put together by Alexander Mearns, in his home Parish of Sutherland. He calls this course ‘An Ceathramh’. This is...

Tradition Research

Quarterland A Quarterland or Ceathramh was a land measurement. It was used mainly in the west and north. It was supposed to be equivalent to eight fourpennylands, roughly equivalent to a quarter of a markland. However in Islay, a quarterland was equivalent to a...