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March 27th, 2005, 03:15 PM
Any one know anything about Aurrad, its a form of Celtic Reconstructionism?

"aurrad" itself is old Irish, its original meaning was "a person with legal standing in the tribe." To the modern Aurrad it has two meanings, it is the name of our faith, and the name of a member of our faith.


April 4th, 2005, 09:51 AM

And below is 2 links to a collection of Essays on Celtic Reconstructionsim and Links to sites on Celtic Reconstruction:



April 5th, 2005, 07:38 AM
Those folks call themselves Aurrad, but it should be noted that the word is still used by other people in its actual meaning, which can be confusing.

Aurrad Group Guy: Yep, I'm Aurrad.
Other Gaelic Person: Um, no, you're not. Damned cú glas, thinking [insert rant].
AGG: But we use "aurrad" in the sense of [explanation commences].
OGP: But [insert explanation of why that's a poor term for such identification].

The irony is that if you have to identify yourself as Aurrad, you're most likely not aurrad to the person you're speaking with. Aurrad denotes standing in the tribe, so if you have to explain such to someone, they're most likely not a part of your tribal group and thus cú glas at best and deoradh at worst.

Edit: And this really has nothing to do with the group you're talking about. I don't know them. They're most likely fine people. :needcoffe

August 16th, 2005, 04:12 PM