Gaulish Cosmology

Audio version of this page read by Caromâros Caitogabros, Ambactos of Galatîs Litauiâs

These are the very basics of Gaulish Cosmology, the different traditions within the greater community might have a varying degree of differences and expand upon different ideas, but truly the foundation of what is below still is very much a part of each tradition.

Cosmic Principles

One can see these cosmic principles in all things, the seasons, day and night, life and death. They very much have symbolic and philosophical ideas behind them.

  • Samos — that is, light, order, celestial, civilized, summer, the tame, and mundane.
  • Giamos — that is, darkness, chaos, chthonic, primal, winter, the wild, and magical.

The Three Worlds

  • Dubnos, is the underworld. It is that which is under Bitus, home to Andernadoi (chthonic) beings, including the Dêuoi and some Rogentiâ (Ancestors). This is the womb of Litauiâ (the Earth). As we come from it, our bodies will return to it—The realm of death to life.
  • Bitus, The world of in-between. Our world the land of humans and other beings and the domain of the Litauiatîs (land spirits). Influences from both of the other worlds happen here, such as Order and Chaos, Death and Life, and the flowing of the seasons—The realm of rebirth.
  • Albios, is the upperworld. Home to Ueranadoi (celestial) beings, including the Dêuoi and Spirits of Nemos (the Sky). Order and protection happen here mostly—the realm of life to death.

Drus (The World Tree)

That which connects these worlds is called Drus. Drus sprouts from within the depths of Dubnos. Bringing rise of the trunk into Bitus. For its canopy to reach for Albios.