megalith in Ireland
We can put to rest the myth offered up by well-meaning scientists
that Ceide Fields in Mayo County, Ireland, 20 miles northwest of
Ballina, at Belderrig, Ballycastle, are the first and oldest
agricultural fields of mankind. The site is on the wind-blown
edge of steep coastal cliffs of Western Island, ill-suited to agriculture.
On the other hand, the scientists can be pardoned, for they knew not
what else to make of the earthworks clearly found there. Why else
would large earthworks be made in ancient times? We have the answer.
Céide Fields is of course a megalithic site. It marks
Corvus and Crater, the end of Hydra and Centaurus. This cliff
section was selected by the ancients because the coastline cliffs at this point look
like the profile of a man's head - it appears that the earthworkers
added the inland eye.
Why the name Céide Fields?
Because these marked the beginning of Summer ca. 3117 BC.
As we have found in MacBain's Dictionary of Gaelic online,
the original term is probably related to Gaelic Céitein meaning
"May, Old Irish cétam (g. cétaman), cetsoman (cetshaman) in Cor.Gl.,
where it is explained as cét-sam-sín, the first weather-motion of sam or summer.
The word means the "first of summer" - cét+sam-, the sam of samhradh, q.v.
The termination is possibly influenced by other time words. See Samhuinn.
In the earthworks, Corvus is a bird in the nest of Corvus,
which of course is in a tree, which is Crater, all clearly marked.
As for etymology, Scottish Gaelic has CUACH meaning "the hollow of
the bird's nest" which is surely related to CEIDE as CORVUS (German
KORB "basket"), or else CEIDE is simply as Indo-European e.g. Latvian SEDE (long e) "a
place to sit", i.e. the nest of the bird, the bird of summer.
The above analysis is supported
by the rock drawing site of Boheh in County Mayo,
which shows the stars of Centaurus and Crux,
including the line of the Solstices, the Milky Way and the galactic equator
- all quite an achievement for stone age man.
The rock art drawing of Boheh, also known as St. Patrick's Chair,
marks the projections of the Milky Way below Centaurus as heads of eels.
Cave Wall Paintings
Prehistoric Rock Art
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