The Religion of the Ancient Celts (1911) Chapter 13: Tree and Plant Worship by J. A. MacCulloch The Celts had their own cult of trees, but they adopted local cults. This chapter also details how the Celts made their sacred places in dark groves, the trees being hung with offerings or with the heads of victims. Names Used in this Section Fagus Deus Sex Arbor Toulouse Dea Arduinna Dea Abnoba Fatæ Dervones Pliny Maximus of Tyre daur, dia Dr. Evans Marseilles The Irish bile Dindsenchas Fir Bile bile maighe Adair Maelocohlen Borrisokane Eburones Bituriges Guidgen (Viduo-genos, "son of the tree"), Dergen (Dervo-genos, "son of the oak"), Guerngen (Verno-genos, "son of the alder") Cyperissa Naisi and Deirdre Bailé Mac Buain Aillinn Amator, Bishop of Auxerre S. Martin of Tours Cúchulainn sùgh an daraich, "sap of the oak," Druidh lus, "Druid's weed." Selago Diancecht Mag-tured Religion of the Ancient Celts can be found on Sacred Texts. You can find out more about J. A. McCulloch on Wikipedia. Try the Celtic Myth Podshow for a dramatic re-telling of the Tales and Stories of the Ancient Celts at http://celticmythpodshow.com or in Apple Podcasts. Our theme music is "Gander at the Pratie Hole" by Sláinte. You can find their music on the Free Music Archive.