Eadhmonn Ua Cuinn is the Celtic scholar who brought a copy of the reconstructed plates of the calendar to the group; he is the momentum and inspiration for our research. Eadhmonn has been studying Celtic art and culture since 1959 and is a major contributor to Celtic cultures worldwide. Currently, Eadhmonn is teaching stonecarving in West Virginia. In the past he has taught in Galicia, Spain, and his work has been exhibited in the World Trade Center in New York City and in Celtic festivals from Bar Harbor, ME to Washington D.C.

Barbara Carter has been doing professional astrology in Elkins, WV since 1975. Her second love is astronomy. She states that she wanted to be able to look at any magnitude of stars and know what they were. The Sequani Calendar is the inverse of that thought; it put the entire sky in an order for her and became a short-cut to the knowledge she sought. Barbara is an eclectic scholar who sees the conceptual whole of what we are doing in this magnificent calendar.

Helen Benigni is a Professor of English at Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, WV. Her research is in comparative mythology with an emphasis on Celtic and Greek cultures. She is interested in continuing to trace the archetypes of the goddesses and gods of Neolithic culture in Europe and the Mediterranean to their Iron Age representations. The Sequani Calendar has allowed her to place those archetypes on to the year using the stars, the moon and the sun as her guide. She is the writer for each calendar month.

Mark Butervaugh (April 29, 1958 - August 23, 2013) had an amazing amount of knowledge of the earth. He was a naturalist, an apiarist, an artist and amateur astronomer in Files Creek, West Virginia. He was both the astronomer and artist for The Sequani Calendar. The drawings of the oak tree on the Solstices and the Equinoxes of the calendar were done by Mark. In all of his artwork, Mark used his knowledge of astronomy and nature to accurately depict the months. Rivros, for instance, is a drawing based on his knowledge of ravens, and each star and the Milky Way in Samonios is exactly how the night sky appears in that lunar cycle.

 

 

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