triads–how do they work, and what are some examples of their occurrence in celtic mythology

discuss the concept of liminality and in between places

the sea as a transitory realm between the mortal world and the underworld

the dangerous call of the sea–don’t take it for granted, ever shifting

giver and taker of life

sea as an enchantress–beautiful, alluring, and deadly

A wide range of evidence from ancient Europe suggests the belief that the soul was ferried across the waters to its final destination. In Greek mythology, Charon was the ferryman who took souls over the river Styx given the payment of a coin. Although it may simply be a projection of Greek myth onto Celtic territory, Plutarch claims that the people of Britain had a very similar belief about boatmen ferrying the souls of the dead across the ocean.