The Celtic Druids; Or, an Attempt to Shew, that the Druids Were the Priests of Oriental Colonies who Emigrated from India ... Builders of Stonehenge, of Carnac ... in Asia and Europe

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Contents

Picts Towers
lxxv
Vitrified Fort Scotland
lxxix
Stones of Stennis Scotland
lxxxiv
CHAPTER I
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SECT
1
Theory respecting Figures
7
Ingenuity of Mr Ledwich
14
Hercules Ogmius
20
Possible Use of the above System
26
Virgil a Druid
32
137
33
Cromleh near Tobinstown County of Carlow
38
The Eleventh Chapter of Genesis misplaced
39
The Authors Hypothesis supported by Mr Bryant
40
Transposition of Part of the Eleventh Chapter of Genesis
41
Great Knowledge displayed in the Tenth Chapter of Genesis 6 Examination of Ararat and Armenia
42
DHerbelots Opinion
43
St Jerom respecting Babylon and Shinar 9 Nineveh near to Babylon
44
Baillies Hypothesis on a Primeval Nation 11 M Baillies Doctrines
45
Opinions of Baillie Buffon and Linné on the Earth and on
47
Baillies Reasons for his Hypothesis 14 Cycle of the Neros
48
Baillie on the Sevenday Cycle
49
Sir W Drummond supports Baillie
50
Mr Ledwich also supports Baillie
51
Persia India and China the Depositaries not the Inventors of Science 19 Who the Celtæ were
52
The Celtæ were Gomerians
54
Pezrons Summary of the different Opinions
56
Observation respecting the Opposition of Priests 23 Summary of the Argument
57
The Umbri and Etruscans
58
Affinity between the Latin Sanscrit and Celtic
59
Affinity between the Hebrew and the Celtic
62
Affinity between the Greek Sanscrit and Celtic
64
The Term Barbarian
66
The Celtic the First Swarm from the Parent Hive 31 Cimmerian Bosphorus Italy Cuma Spain Greece
67
Swarms cast off into the South
68
Nothing to impede the Advance of the Tribes
69
Example of the Cimbri
71
Reflections on the Example of the Cimbri
76
Reasons against the Existence of an Ancient Nation not valid
77
The Scythians
78
Colonel Vallencey impolitic
79
Arrival of Phænician Colonies in Ireland 40 Origin of the Irish Fables
81
Irish Bards
82
Mr OʻConnors Doctrines not approved by the Author
85
CHAPTER III
88
Digression respecting the Hero Gods
89
Derivation of the word Britain continued
90
Whitakers Derivation of the word Britain
91
Derivation of Bretagne in Gaul 5 Derivation of Bretagne in Gaul 6 Derivation of the word Albion Derivation of the word Druid
94
Derivation of the words Vates and Bards
95
Britain how peopled
97
Mr Daviess Opinion of the First Settlers
99
A Passage from a Poem of Taliessins
100
Population of Britain at the Roman Invasion
101
Britain known to Aristotle i
102
Britain first discovered by Pytheas of Marseilles
103
Phænician Trade to Britain ib 16 The Old Greeks knew more of Britain than their Successors
104
Geographical Ignorance of Strabo and the Greeks of his Time
105
Ireland known to the Early Greeks
106
Road to Britain lost like that to America and Australia
107
The Magnetic Needle
110
Telescopes known to the Druids
114
Gunpowder
115
CHAPTER IV
117
Two Nations of Hyperboreans
119
The Ancient Oracles founded by Celtæ
120
Abaris
123
Observations on the last Section
135
The Druids admitted the Creation of Matter
137
Cuvier on the Structure of the Earth
138
Observations on the last Section
139
Meaning of the First Verse of Genesis
140
Eternity of Matter 20 Doctrines of Pythagoras
141
Further Observations respecting Genesis
143
Mr OConnors Doctrines further considered
145
Difference of Opinion respecting Chronology 24 When Letters arrived in Britain
146
Sir Wm Drummond respecting Chronology 139 140
147
CHAPTER v
149
The Naurutz in India and Persia
151
Opinions of Faber Maurice and Collyer 4 The Question of the Bramin Backreckoning
154
A Practice of the Guebres of India 6 Antiquity of the Festivals
158
The Cushites of Mr Maurice
160
The Druid Festival of Christmas
162
Origin of the word Lord
164
Gods of the British Islands
166
System of M Pictet of Geneva
167
Aesar Intellectual Fire or Logh
168
The Mother of the Gods
169
Molloch
171
Cearas and Ceara or Ceres
172
Nath
173
Samhan or BalSab
174
Esmun
175
Explanation of some Ancient Doctrines
176
The first Cabiri Three in Number 21 Meaning of the word Cabiri
177
The Cabiri of the Phoenicians 23 Baal
179
CHAPTER VI
207
The different Uses of these Stones
213
RockingStones or Logan Stones
222
Deisul or Deiseal
228
Circular Temples Stonehenge and Abury
231
Stonehenge not a Roman Saxon or Danish Work
232
Circular Temples of the Israelites
233
Vallencey and others on Ancient Circular Temples
235
Number of the Circles is not a Proof that they are not Temples
238
Agreement of the Number of Stones in the Circles with the Ancient Cycles
239
The Crosses and Globes at Iona and the Ancient Cycles 25 Ancient Superstitions respecting Numbers
244
Theory of the Origin of Letters of the First Chapter resumed
247
Theory of the Origin of Numbers of the First Chapter resumed
250
Doctrines of Sir William Jones controverted
252
The Pelasgi
258
Subject of the last Section continued
261
Curious Proofs of the Truth of the last and of the Section preceding
264
Observations on Hebrew Chronology 33 Consideration of Circular Temples concluded 244 247 250 252 258 261 264
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CHAPTER VII
271
Hierarchy of the Druids
273
The Druids obtained the chief Power
275
The Druids the Assertors of their countrys Liberty 4 Celtæ and Druids in Germany
276
Same Priests in Persia Judea and Britain
279
Druids superintend the Education of Youth
281
Immortality of the Soul and Metempsychosis
283
Druids had an excellent System of Morals
284
Judges and Administrators of the
285
Misletoe and other Sacred Plants
286
Worship of the Serpent and the Anguinum
287
Worship of the Sun in Taurus
290
Human Sacrifices
291
The Institution of Priesthoods an Evil
297
APPENDIX
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