10 Mythological Similarities Between Ireland and India

Ashley | 09 - 09 - 2021
Similarities between Ireland and India

Both believers and nonbelievers are equally interested in mythological topics. Now that Hollywood and history textbooks have established the similarities between Greek and Roman mythology. Here are the mythological similarities between Ireland and India. 

Celtic & Vedic Connection

There are various disputes regarding the origin of the Celts. The topmost etymological references state that the Celts were descendants of Indo-European people who intermarried with Norse Vikings. They spread their language, culture, and beliefs across several European provinces, especially in Ireland. 

On the other hand, North Indians are said to be descendants of Indo-Aryans from Europe and South Indians are to be descendants of Indo-Dravidians from Africa. Indo refers to people from the Indus valley civilization who migrated from Iran and their origin is still a mystery. Thus, leading to the similarities between Celtic and Vedic mythology. 

Old Irish Is Called as _____
  • A. Hittite
  • B. Hindi
  • C. Welsh
  • D. Sanskrit

Parallels between Celtic and Vedic Cultures

The ancestral similarities between the Irish and Indians led to the worship of similar gods and here are 10 of them:

  1. The Vedas believe life began after the Ganges fell on earth. The Celts believe life began when The Goddess Danu was born out of a single drop of water that fell on volcanic water.
  2. Keralite Kompu and Irish Horns were similar musical instruments and they could be heard across the country when played on certain mountain peaks.
  3. The origin of Goddess Danu and the Origin of Amruth from the celestial mountain are similar to each other.
  4. Both the Irish and Indians sacrificed the best horse for the prosperity of the kingdom and the king. The chanting during these sacrifices had similar verses in both cultures.
  5. The Druids of Ireland and Bhramins of Indian were both priestly castes of the society with similar traits.
  6. The Indian Ramayana and Mahabharata, the Irish Tuatha de Danann and Nuada all revolved around mortal gods, human values, and Karma. 
  7. Lleu  Llaw Gyffes from Celts and Hiranyakashipu from the Vedas are both powerful kings who cannot be killed during the day or night, nor indoors or outdoors, neither riding or walking, not clothed and not naked nor by any man-made or natural weapon. 

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