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Book details
  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:Europe / Great Britain
  • Language:English
  • Pages:238
  • eBook ISBN:9781623092344

Land of the Gods

How a Scottish Landscape was Sanctified to Become Arthur's Camelot

by Philip Coppens

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Overview
Land of the Gods is the story of the ancient inhabitants of the Lothians of Scotland. When the Romans were retreating from Britain and for the first time, neighboring tribes tried to lay claim to the land, a magnificent warrior appeared, who fought for the survival of his land. He was remembered as Arthur and his Camelot was the Lothians and Borders region.
Description
Land of the Gods is the story of the ancient inhabitants of the Lothians and the Borders, whose accomplishments are visible in Cairnpapple, Traprain Law and other ancient monuments. They accentuated the region’s unique volcanic landscape to make it reflect their mythology, which spoke of gods descending from Earth and the local ruler being a representative of the sun god – Loth. Throughout history, the land remained special: the Romans did not conquer the Gododdin, as they called the inhabitants. And when the Romans were retreating from Britain and for the first time, neighboring tribes tried to lay claim to the land, a magnificent warrior appeared, who would fight for the survival of his land. He was remembered as Arthur and his Camelot was the Lothians and the Borders region. Unfortunately, after his reign, the region was overrun and his tribe, the Gododdin, fled to Wales, where they would speak of their magical kingdom and the mythical hero; the legend of Arthur of was born, but the history of Camelot forgotten.
About the author
Philip Coppens is an author and investigative journalist, ranging from the world of politics to ancient history and mystery. He co-hosts The Spirit Revolution radio show with his partner Kathleen McGowan and is a frequent contributor to NEXUS Magazine and Atlantis Rising Magazine. Since 1995, he has lectured extensively and has appeared in a number of television and DVD documentaries, including Ancient Aliens: The Series (The History Channel). He is the author of The Stone Puzzle of Rosslyn Chapel, The Canopus Revelation, Land of the Gods, The New Pyramid Age, Servants of the Grail, 2012, Science or Fiction? (eBook), The Ancient Alien Question and Killing Kennedy (eBook).
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