Download PDF by Sean Egan: Celts and Their Games and Pastimes

By Sean Egan

ISBN-10: 0773471715

ISBN-13: 9780773471719

This research examines the Celtic psyche and tradition. It examines the entire Celtic peoples - Scotland, eire, Wales, Cornwall, Isle of guy, Brittany, Basque area, and Icelandic connections. It additionally covers kid's Celtic video games and dance and track. It sees them via many eyes, via these of the archaeologist, the classical writers, the historians, the folklorists, the activities writers, the psychologist, the sociologist, the artist, the dancer and the musician to call yet a couple of. The origins, the constitution, the features of those video games from some of the Celtic geographical components are tested.

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The swinging and blocking and feints used in sword fighting could also be used in hurling and vice versa. The same muscles of the upper-body are involved in both. The footwork utilized in attack and defence is also quite similar. Spear throwing, bow and arrow shooting, sling shooting, and boating were other activities engaged in by the Celts. They had the curragh style boat which was propelled with oars and the Veneti style boat which was propelled using sails and possibly oars. 30 Tailteann Games Reference to the Tailteann games is made in many old Irish history books (O'Donovan, 1851; Keating, 1857; and Murphy, 1894).

In Ireland, learning and physical exercise went hand-in-hand from times long beyond chronological history (Nally, 1924). Each province, in Ireland, had its own battalion of selected warriors. They were all tested champions. Each one had to pass fourteen tests in order to be accepted into the Fianna Eireann. Fionn Mac Cool often visited the Tailteann Games in order to recruit warriors for his army. They first had to pass the fourteen tests. It was no disgrace to fail, as few athletes could reach such a high standard of athletic proficiency.

The game is often played upon the ice, by one parish against another, when they come to blows if intoxicated, the players legs being frequently broke, may give itthe name ofshiney". Two: "many people remember their fathers' stories of this rather ferocious game. In Strathdeam, at the time of the New Year, the ball was hit off the High Road, at the old boundary between Moy and Dalarossie, it was then played over walls and fields and ditches until it got too dark to see, or until it ended in a free fight; almost the entire male population joining in the fray.

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