Comreton Calleios – November 2021

Due to unforseen circumstance, “The Well and World Tree” has been removed from the schedule. Instead, Branos Carnutodrûidon will be discussing his interpretation of the Well, Transmigration of the Soul, and a creative work.


On November 20th-21st, 2021, Toutâ Galation will be hosting Comreton Calleios “Grove Assembly”, a FREE online convention through Zoom. Read on for Attendee Registration.

Toutâ Galation is an organization dedicated to the revival, organization, and education of Gaulish Polytheism. We offer free lessons, events, and operate through the democratic vote of an initiated membership.

Comreton Calleios is an online convention we host twice a year, where our community members present and hold workshops on what they’ve been working on in the Gaulish sphere. Check out some of our past Comretons on our Youtube channel.

This online convention will begin at 2pm ET and will run throughout both days. Please note that this page will be updated as details change so be sure to check back often!

Presentations:

Erditze: Down the Badger Hole
Presented by: Lucotillâ Glanoglannâtis

Sometimes during the reconstruction process research takes a surprising turn, introducing unanticipated etymological and folkloric context that enriches and informs our experience. In this presentation, accompany Lucotillâ Glanoglannâtis as she briefly discusses the complexity of cultural influences along the Pyrenees Mountains, and takes you on a fascinating journey down the badger hole with Erditze, a Gallo-Pyrenean Dêuos whose reconstruction shows preservation of cultural context from ancient times into the modern-day.

Making a Deluâ: Idol Crafting
Presented by: Artocatos Taranicnos

Artocatos demonstrates how he creates deluâs (idols) that he sells via his commission shop “Helvetian Hands”. For this demonstration, Arto will be carving a 3-inch “pocket idol”. These deluâs are easy to make and are great for travelling and discretion and the tools needed are very cost-efficient.

Rhenus Pater: A deep dive and comprehensive history.
Presented by: Renōturos Epomapos

In this presentation, Renōturos will do a complete overview on Rhenus Pater regarding etymology, worship, attestation, folklore, Gaulish inception, and adaptation by the Gallo-Romans. Everything from imagery, to themes to origins of concepts, cognate, and Theonyms will be covered.

Roman Gaul and Romanization:
A Brief Overview for Gaulish Polytheists.
Presented by: Viducus “DeoMercurio” Brigantici

This presentation will highlight pertinent aspects of Roman cultural influence and administration during the long and fruitful centuries of Gallo-Roman civilization. We will evaluate what the Romans can be blamed for or credited for in Gaulish history, address some common misunderstandings, and delve into a detailed case study with reference to Gallo-Roman religious expression. Presented by Viducus Brigantici filius, a longstanding Gallo-Roman polytheist and author of the website DeoMercurio.be, with the assistance of Leton Bebronas of Forum Gallicum.

Foundations of Gallo-Mediterranean Practice
Presented by: Llyne Foy

Descriptions of the Gauls in Greek and Roman literature and the impact of post-conquest Transalpine Gaulish cultural assimilation into the Roman Empire are subjects often explored by modern polytheists. Less often considered are the cross-cultural influences of Celts and Italic cultures in the Po River Valley of Cisalpine Gaul or the cultural impact of the trade contact that some Gaulish communities developed with other Mediterranean cultures centuries before Roman expansion into their territories. This presentation will explore the larger-scale timelines and geography these expansions entail, as well as methodologies of piecing together evidence from material culture, archaeology, cultural anthropology, and other non-textual sources.

Distant Echoes
Presented by: Beroki-iluna

Get ready for an exciting trip into the distant past in search of the possible roots of two Gaulish Deities you are surely well familiar with. We will take a closer look at the shared circumpolar mythological background and examine how the connections between the skyscape and the landscape informed the beliefs of our early ancestors. We will also take a tour of some unlikely locations and search across several different Pre-Indo-European cultures to look for clues using ethnoarchaeology and folkloristics as our main navigation tools. If you want to find out how deep the bear cave goes, and what boats and antlers have in common, be sure to join us!

Exploring Belenos, Belenus, & Belinos
Presented by Cunobelinus Betullicnos

As the most widespread & popular Gaulish deity of the ancient world, Belenos is surprisingly the most underrepresented and misunderstood Deuoi in the modern Gaulish community. In this presentation, we’ll explore the origin of the cult of Belinos, how it spread, what the different variations of the name mean, modern & ancient worship, as well as the adoption of the cult by the ancient Greeks and Romans, and Celtic Britons, and explore a possible Slavic connection as well.


Presentation Schedule

All times are in Eastern Standard. Five minutes are allotted between each presentation not separated by a break. Presentations longer than an hour will contain a short break.

Saturday, November 20th

2:00pm – 2:10pm: (10min) Opening
2:10pm – 2:40pm: (30min) Presentation by Branos Carnutodrûidon
2:45pm – 4:15pm: (1h30min) Roman Gaul and Romanization: A Brief Overview for Gaulish Polytheists
4:15pm – 4:25pm: (10min) Break
4:25pm – 4:55pm: (30min) Exploring Belenos, Belenus, & Belinos
5:00pm – 6:00pm: (1h) Making a Deluâ: Idol Crafting

Sunday, November 21st

2:00pm – 3:00pm: (1h) Distant Echoes
3:05pm – 3:35pm: (30min) Erditze: Down the Badger Hole
3:40pm – 4:40pm: (1h) Foundations of a Gallo-Mediterranean Practice
4:40pm – 4:50pm: (10min) Break
4:50pm – 5:50pm: (1h) Rhenus Pater: A Deep Dive and Comprehensive History
5:50pm – 6:00pm: (10min) Closing


Like what you see and would like to join us on November 21st & 22nd? Attendee Registration HERE.

Author: Toutâ Galation

Toutâ Galation is an organization dedicated to the expression, revival, and growth of Gaulish Polytheism. Our goal is to bring together Gaulish Polytheists to share knowledge, network, and potentially practice together. We are proud to be a part of reviving Gaulish Polytheism and culture in the present, and helping to carry both forward into the future.