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Early Scottish Christianity

It is likely Christianity in Scotland was not too far behind the rest of the British Isles, but the earliest surviving churches date to the 11th century, or later and excavated examples do not appear to date much earlier. But when it comes to evidence of the earliest Christian influences in Scotland scholars don’t have […]

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Deer Cult of Ancient Caledonia

Some notes from a 1930 article I recently stumbled across that discusses some Scottish folklore surrounding deer and their connections to supernatural beings. The author talked about evidence for deer cults or deer-goddess cults in the Highlands of Scotland that he had gathered from a number of scattered and unrelated sources that recounted various “tales, […]

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