Temple, Gods and Sacrifice on Slieve Gullion

It’s colder and wetter now. The climate has cooled. The crops are failing. To appease their fickle deities the tribesmen must make a powerful sacrifice. They stand nervously huddled within the shadowy chamber and restrain their drugged victim as outside the steadily weakening sun falls ominously to mark the end of the year. It’s 3000 […]

Temple, Gods and Sacrifice in Ireland

It’s colder now, and wetter. The men stand nervously huddled within the shadowy chamber. They lightly restrain their drugged victim, as a steadily weakening sun falls ominously to mark the end of the year. The climate has cooled, the crops are yearly failing. To appease their fickle deities the tribesmen must make a powerful sacrifice. […]