Saint Patrick and the Serpents of Ireland

Saint Patrick and the Serpents of Ireland

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  1. Attention: These invaders of Ireland I speak of in this video are not the Tuatha De Danann. According to the "The Book of the Taking of Ireland" (Leabhar Gabhala), also commonly known as "The Book of Invasions", tells us of a series of invasions in multiple waves of peoples invading Ireland over several thousand years. It's a written account picking oral tradition and created by Christians, so it has obvious mythological parallels with Christian and Classical myths due to the religious panorama of the society in which the book was written, to legitimise the "right to rule" the church had over the Irish, by creating an Irish ancestry coming directly from Biblical figures such as Noah and Japheth. However, since the accounts are a Christianization of oral tradition, it contains true events in the history of Ireland as we can find by archaeological evidences. According to the accounts, Ireland was invaded 6 times. The book is mostly legend, but indeed it contains many traces of historical truth, particularly concerning the last two major invasions – The Tuatha De Dannan and the Milesians. The invaders I speak of in this video are the Milesians – these are the Gaels. Among the metaphors we can understand Central Celtic migrations into the Iberian Peninsula, adopting the native culture of the Serpent Worshippers, and from there, centuries after, the natives of what is now Northern Portugal and North-western Spain invade Ireland.

  2. Great video Arith. In ancient Druidism, as it is called today, the salmon takes the place of the snake. It regenerates in a similar way to snakes and due to having no snakes in Ireland the salmon took its place. The snakes sheds its skin and the salmon returns upstream to spawn (and die in the process) was seen as a symbol of the transmigration of the soul and regeneration.

  3. read a passage that the Irish and a deal with the Roman not to help the English and the Romans would not contest with the Irish???

  4. St Patrick was an Invention of the Áed of Sletty it's all in the History books . The Aed of Sletty commissioned a fellow named Muirchu Maccu to invent Saint Patrick in the 8th century ( 4 hundred years after St Patrick was said to have been in Ireland ) The idea was to Crush pagans , murder the druids etc It's even in the official story ( casting the Druids down Croagh Patrick , more commonly known in Ireland “The Reek” was a place of Pagan Pilgrimage long before the Christians .

    Saint Patrick is a fiction It represents Roman / Christian intolerance of pagan spirituality and native culture . Again it's all in the History books

    Croagh Patrick aka the Reek was once know as Cruchan Aigli or in English; Eagle Mountain, it is 2510 feet above sea level. It has always been a holy place with pilgrimage on the last Sunday of July (during Catholic times), which is of course the wrong day as the Sun magic happens later in the month but the plan was to disconnect the people from the Sun and connect them to a foreign religion.

    He also burned many Druid books if his confessions are to be believed. 150 Druid Books were burned and on Tara he caused a competition with a Druid Book and the Bible to be thrown into a barrel of water – needless to say the Druid Book sank proving that the Bible was a better book. But hang on, we are repeatedly told that the Druids did not have books !

    Also there is no archaeological proof of snakes anywhere in Ireland at any time in the past .

  5. don't the all in the desirer for control of the masses ,people are enslaved by them through intricately spin webs of what the god will do and how they must comply the great deception

  6. oh dear oh dear. Uses BCE silly nonsense. It's BC/AD. 5:20 Untol post WW2, Australia had British/Irish immigration only, as did NZ

  7. Great video Arith! You are such a great presenter of this material. You’re engaging and eloquent. Your work and dedication are very much appreciated and enjoyed!

  8. U r right in Norse there were many gods and people worshipped whatever god they wanted. Its those christians who came here and banned everything.

  9. Thanks Arith as time has shown recently the real snakes are the Catholic Church here in Ireland and people are walking away

  10. The snake or the serpent was the symbol for a ancient offering system called Tor.Tor is Tors hammer for the male and Clitories for the female.Every man has his snake or dragon and every women has her snake or dragon.If the dragon has wings it is female.There were 2 arms of the Christian church Roman Catholic and Greek orthodox.For the Greek orthodox they had the St.George killing the serpent with his Lance. One can also see the 2 snakes in the Häxa rune stone from Gotland.The snake with its tail in its mouth represents something called Valknut.. continued

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  12. If Saint Patrick didn’t come..
    you guys would not have had any monasteries to raid, years later. .
    Lol

  13. Thank you for explaining this so clearly. Indeed it is a topic most people have never heard of. My local pagan group holds an "All Snakes Day" ritual every March 17th as part of a week-long celebration of the divine feminine and the reawakening earth.

    Also, I have never heard the term "cultural genocide" before, but it perfectly describes the obliteration of my Celtic and Germanic ancestral spiritualities by Christianity. I have a theory that a lot of Western consumerism and narcissistic behavior represents attempts to fill the void left by not having connections to a meaningful culture or other people who share that history. That validation just isn't there in a religion that tells us our very existence is sinful.

  14. This is very deep and well thought out, I'm not big on Irish history but everything you've mentioned in this video makes a lot of sense.

  15. Good report! That matches most of my research of that era as well. I spent some time on it a while back from knowing "keltic" neo- or reconstructive pagans. I even found a record of a druid in France in the 5th or 6th century, who had theological dialogues/debates with a christian priest, and in the end he left in peace but sad for the fate of the people, returning to his grove to continue his practices with his remaining followers.

    Regarding the "original" population of Ireland. We can go back another time scale from what you were discussing in this video, cross-referencing sea levels and mtDNA which tends to be more location stable than Y, which is more migratory. During the glacial max and post Younger Dryas (after the Agassiz event), Ireland was connected to mainland Europe by tundra & taiga by a continuous coastline. I just rechecked it.

    The depths of the current Irish Sea was at that point a glacial meltwater lake with a fresh outflow river, not a wide saltwater barrier. The genome project studies showed the oldest matriarchal lineages of southern Ireland to be related to the Basque, living along a common coastline.

    None of this invalidates your video, which is about a much later period of immigration that did change the native language and Y lineage dominance, leaving only the continental Basque with their original language, the mother of all linguistic enigmas. Unfortunately, more archaeology about the connection between the Irish and continental original populations is now under many meters of seawater and long since rotted away or buried in silt.

    Also: I think the main tragedy you are reporting here is not that christians "conquered" the north and west, but that local kings took the religion deal in order to 1) gain access to trade networks with the Mediterranean, and 2) to rid themselves of power-sharing and power-limiting rules with native priesthoods. They betrayed their own cultures and peoples for money and self-aggrandizement.

    Of course, perhaps this also tells us that the pagan priesthoods were at least as much of a pack of assholes as the christians who replaced them, to be so worth ridding oneself of their influence. It's the logical conclusion, and fair warning to people who would start up pagan priesthoods once again…

  16. wow so interesting. I've never really paid attention to Irish history before; I should research more into this interesting land and people

  17. https://youtu.be/JvYagRMu7b0 worth a watch . Irish DNA lining up with the Irish Annals. I’ll just make a note that the early Christians weren’t exactly like the later Catholic Church. They were Gnostics . The early Gnostics thought that in the story of Eden the snake was the god and the God was the devil . After Patrick had chased them out they ended up in Scotland and Iceland. During the last decades of the Viking age Many ended up in Norway , being the Celtic Christians brought in by Olaf Trygvasson after he’d been Christianised. The stave churches are testament to this . Even there layout on the Norwegian geography. Many Scandinavians ( the large majority) were forced into it .

  18. I just discover you… i don't understand haha, i've been looking for this kind of channel for years now. You are amazing. I am happy. It's a good day. I can't wait to watch all of your video.

  19. What if the idea of a 'king' changed in scandinavia, and christ is not just part of a pantheon, and opportunistically, a different way of defining a king?

  20. I could listen to you speak all day… very informative video. Thank you, Arith. Have you ever visited the US or do you plan on doing so in the future?

  21. Very synchronistic, Arith.. I've just started studying snake cults. Perhaps while you're at it, you could make some more videos about it? 🙂 It's a very interesting phenomena — the snake cults are scattered literally ALL over the world and nobody seems to understand why. Hell, there isn't even any academic book that tries to piece it up together and analyze it, aside from an old 19th century one from some noname guy with a lot of christian influence in his interpretation :/

  22. Your videos are great and the information you handle is excellent. It is clear that for those of us who do not speak English, you can subscribe to them in Spanish (some of your videos have it) Congratulations and thanks! –> from Argentina

  23. i remember hearing in school of somewhat similar happening in finland.. there used to be a happening called käärmeen pieksäjäiset (snake beatenings), could've been annually, in some point maybe in middle ages..

    sadly i can't find any mention of them in the google information system., and if there is any, they are buried under a ton of sport news for some reason..
    but i did find a small link to the happening in carta marina (olaus magnus): between botnia and carelia there's a man with two clubs in his hands and two coiled snakes in front of him, including a text "piet mado".. 'piestä' is 'to beat', 'mato' is 'worm'., so the happening could've been called madon pieksäjäiset.

    snake was in high appreciation in old finnic culture.. houses normally had a pet snake, tarhakäärme, that lived under the house (and kept mice away).. there was 'magic' to snakes too, as in some places there was a habit to bury a skull of snake into ground, under the door of house, that would do good for something like protection (can't remember what was purpose)..

    also there was personal snake 'magic' used by 'sorcerers/witches/knowers'.. i tried to search for a story from like two centuries ago (which now is buried in search engines under halloween topics), where was a formal written paper about a case by law /govt (whatever it was called back then) against a 'witch' in lapland.. can't remember what were accusations, but as he was finally caught, the 'police' of that time found that the witch was wearing a belt that was made over a snake.. wearing a snake (inside belt) would give some powers to the witch who made it/wore it..

    plus then there is the 'earth magic'.. of which i know nothing else except in some cases it (might have been/) was represented or utilized by snake-like patterns above ground.. i've found some possible examples in big stone arrangements on higher spots in our nearby lands..

    the most basic of information has been gapped out from us through out the centuries of church information system.. sorry for the lacking i provided.
    thank you for the video, and an interesting topic.

  24. Interestingly enough there are no serpents or snakes native to Ireland. There were Adders but not since the last ice age.

  25. THE SNAKES ST. PATRICK CHASED OUT OF IRELAND WERE SATANISTS BEING WITCHES, WARLOCKS, WIZARDS, ETC WHO WERE SACRIFICING PEOPLE WHICH IS THE WORK OF THE DEVIL SATAN HER/HIMSELF. THE STANDING STONES (STONEHENGE) WAS A SATANIC SACRIFICIAL ALTER WHERE THEY SACRIFICED PEOPLE. THE SERPENT IS THE DEVIL FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN THAT THEY WORSHIPED. ARITH, THE DEVIL IS A REAL ENTITY, SHE/HE IS THE god OF THIS WORLD AND MANIFESTS ITSELF IN EVERY CULTURE THROUGHOUT MAN'S HISTORY, THE LEPRECHAUN BEING ONE OF THEM AS WELL AS THE GREEK AND ROMAN gods TO THE HINDU AND BUDDHIST DEITIES.

  26. One) the Romans commented on the navel capacity of certain Gaulish tribes, specifically in modern day Brittany (which is considered a Celtic nation) which may have had cultural, social, and economic interaction with the British Islands for centuries before the Roman occupation and after the invasion of the beaker people.

    Two) The roman Conquest of Britain is fuzzier than traditional accounts since several "roman"-brythonic villa's predate the documented invasion, which suggest various brythonic tribes allied themselves with the romans, makin the conquest a bit more politically complicated than Caesar's conquest of Gaul.

    Three) thank you for discussing the historical problems with conflating Druids and snakes. I make annual corrections every year when people inevitably say that.

    Four) Saint Patrick's day in the U.S. has less to do with the saint, and more to do with celebrating a cultural heritage. The Saint Patrick's day Parade really took off during a time of widespread discrimination of the Irish in the Americas, more specifically, during the black 47, when the potato famine began (and the British mysteriously forgot that the Irish are fully capable of eating the wheat and barely that was produced in large quantities in Ireland during the mid 19th century). So the holiday has very much to do with maintaining a cultural uniqueness in the face of overwhelming forces to assimilate (which, those forces of assimilation unfortunately won, evidence by the modern St. Patrick's day "plastic paddy" merchandise).

  27. Celtic languages did not come from Iberia – racially the modern Irish are the same as the Bell beaker invaders who did not speak celtic. There were trade connections between beaker people in british isles and iberia but no substantial migrations. The Beaker folk who invaded ireland invaded from Holland NOT iberia. That is proven with DNA and not my opinion, it may be that the pre Beaker folk of britain had a stronger affinity with the iberians but 90% of them were replaced by dutch beaker folk. Beaker folk in iberia and ireland were not similar genetically. Celtic languages came neither from iberian nor British beaker folk – but more likely from beaker folk in central europe who spread across europe and into asia minor.

  28. My irish ancestry brought me here, however your well researched and referenced talk will subscribe this seeker of knowledge to your channel. Fantastic work Arith.

  29. Great to hear you as other's elsewhere, more and more acknowledging the Bronze Age, Indo-European genocide of the Neolithic people…In myth bursting St Patrick and the Druids, you are also indirectly myth busting the biggest issue of all in modern Paganism. Namely the false connection between the Druids and the megaliths. We now know the Druids were Indo-European. This is a very recent revelation to hold with such certainty. The Druids always had this fog of mystery around them concerning their origin, which allowed modern Pagans to associate many things together that are not related. The main one being that the Druids worshipped at Stonehenge and other such megalithic sites. We can now say with real confidence the Druids had nothing to do with the megaliths and that Neolithic and Bronze Age religions were completely different. If you are spiritually connected to the megaliths these are exciting times because now you can start to filter out Druidic concepts that do not belong to them…Perhaps we will always have to blend Indo-European Paganism with our connection to the standing stones but now we can do that with more honesty. For many years I considered myself a Druid but I can no longer do that in the knowledge that the Indo-Europeans wiped out the Neolithic culture…

  30. THE SNAKES ST. PATRICK CHASED OUT OF IRELAND WERE SATANISTS BEING WITCHES, WARLOCKS, WIZARDS, ETC WHO WERE SACRIFICING PEOPLE WHICH IS THE WORK OF THE DEVIL SATAN HER/HIMSELF. THE STANDING STONES (STONEHENGE) WAS A SATANIC SACRIFICIAL ALTER WHERE THEY SACRIFICED PEOPLE. THE SERPENT IS THE DEVIL FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN THAT THEY WORSHIPED. ARITH, THE DEVIL IS A REAL ENTITY, SHE/HE IS THE god OF THIS WORLD AND MANIFESTS ITSELF IN EVERY CULTURE THROUGHOUT MAN'S HISTORY, THE LEPRECHAUN BEING ONE OF THEM AS WELL AS THE GREEK AND ROMAN gods TO THE HINDU AND BUDDHIST DEITIES. I ALSO WANTED TO ASK YOU IF GOD IS REAL OR A FAIRY TALE?

  31. this might piss my wife off haha. she is catholic she thinks it was literal snakes he drove out of Ireland Lol!!!

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