L'esprit-mère

Boucherit Gilles 1, *
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1 CRBC Rennes - Centre de recherche bretonne et celtique
UR2 - Université de Rennes 2 : EA 4451, CRBC - Centre de recherche bretonne et celtique
Abstract : Starting from the importance of deer in Scotland folklore, which population is anthropologically related to the Cruthin of Ireland, we are not surprised to find traces of a deer cult in Buile Suibhne, paragraph 40. The origin of this cult could come from Siberia following similarities found in a paper by Anisimov. The subject of the article is to show the archaeological possibility of such an origin, starting from Afanasievo culture (Altay-Yenissei) to the Proto-Indo-European and Indo-European populations moving westward. The European aboriginal hypothesis of this cult is discarded as exemplified by the Val Camonica evolutionary process, and a new understanding is furnished to the palaeolithic drawings of the Volp caverns.
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Boucherit Gilles. L'esprit-mère. Yann Bevant et Anne Goarzin. Bretagne et Irlande, TIR, pp. 237-249, 2009. ⟨hal-00608455⟩

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