Where we got our information
An analysis of the K15 stone. This is useful in gathering a degree of understanding in what was understood in the era and how that information was disseminated between people and over generations.
Written by Koch, John T. 2005 CE; This is an academic source in particular used with regards to the link or relationship between modern, old and proto variants of names and there meanings.
Anecdotal information regarding Celtic governance
Written by Mallory, J.P. and D.Q. Adams 1997 CE; This is an academic source in particular used with regards to the link or relationship between modern, old and proto variants of names and there meanings.
Used to remove the Roman and Christian names by looking at the names of the months used by other related cultures.
Written (Originally) by Claudius Ptolemy in Greek at Alexandria circa 150 CE. This body of work is an atlas, treatise on cartography and gazetteer compiling the geographical knowledge of the 2nd century Roman-Empire.
In particular it is a useful set of place names and annotations that can be used to link folk information with information we know to be known be people of the early era seeing that this work was compiled in the early era and is well studied today.
Note the original does not survive so current versions are adulterated from that original information but the source is from the correct period and seemingly reasonably intact.
"The Book of the Taking of Ireland" also known as "The Book of Invasions"
This is a text of deliberate miss information Many sources treat this as "historical" or at least accurate folklore. It is however a complete fabrication in the same guise as other pseudo-historical works from the Christian efforts of the middle ages. It is assumed the content is in some level derived from an underlying folklore though it is understood that the intent of the work is to supplant the indigenous culture and tie the heritage of the population to a Christian friendly origin both chronologically and heretically. This work is a compilation or works starting as early as 800 CE and reaching its final form around 1100 CE
This work is based on similar works such as
- St Augustine's De Civitate Cei 413-426 CE
- Orosius' Historiae Adversum Pagano 417 CE
- Eusebius' Chronicon translated to Temporum liber 379 CE
- Isidore of Seville's Etymologia or Originies from around 600 CE
A genetic study used to understand the rough time frames and populations related to the era of lore we are researching.
Academic resource from the University of Texas at Austin Linguistics Research Centre
A research article found on www.wales.ac.uk associating English terms with Proto-Celtic terms.
From R. Darcy & William Flynn 2008 CE; this is a review of Geography by Claudius Ptolemy attempting to reconcile location names as described by the 2nd century Roman with the modern day Irish map.
An assessment of the geomatical and astronomical achievements of prehistoric Britain
An essay looking at the examples of knowledge known for Neolithic and early bronze age peoples in north Europe including Ireland.
Lucian was a satirical writer in the 2nd century CE who wrote about Celtic beliefs. Its from his works that we get a visual description of Ogmios which is believed to be related to Ogma
A source for notes from Julies Caesar regarding the Gallic War
Used when searching the names of figures and places to understand the etymology behind them.