|Doctrines|| ||There are no set
doctrines. Brythons celebrate the usual eight Pagan festivals (see Paganism), but in a slightly different way. Though
solstices and equinoxes are fixed dates, the other four festivals are
celebrated on dates indicated by natural signs, such as Imbolc when the
first snowdrop appears. They do not use the dates in man-made calendars.
Brythons live as a family based group, and instead of initiating
newcomers, they are adopted into the family through an adoption ritual.
The Brythonic tradition is dedicated to the Lady and Lord of this land of
Britain, and deity names are those of the Brythonic/Welsh heritage, for
example the Goddesses Cerridwen and Rhiannon.|
|History|| ||The Brythonic tradition
bases its practices on religion as practised by the ancient Brythonic
tribes who inhabited much of Wales, Scotland and England before being
pushed to the far reaches of Wales, Scotland and Cornwall by the invading
Romans in the years after 55BCE. At this time, the Brythons also invaded
Armorica (Brittany, in North Western France) and established themselves
Followers of the modern Brythonic tradition draw inspiration from Keltic Welsh legends related in such writings as The Mabinogion, The Red Book of Hergest, and The Black Book of Camarthen. "These texts are full of the Romance, Battles, Honour, Spiritual Teachings and Magic of the Brythons" ("The Brythonic Path", Ian Steele, The Wiccan - Samhain 1993, issue no. 109). Today's Brythons have revived the traditions outlined in these texts.
|Symbols|| ||Authentic Keltic
artefacts and dress are used in ritual wherever possible.|
|Adherents|| ||No figures available.|