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  Celts 3 - Crystalinks
In some regards the Atlantic Celts were conservative, for example they still used chariots in combat long after they had been reduced to ceremonial roles by the Greeks and Romans, though when faced with the Romans, and in the Atlantic islands their chariot tactics defeated the invasion attempted by Julius Caesar.
It is also a common practice for modern day Celtic groups to employ various symbols, such as the Crescent and V-Rod, the Switch, the Two Worlds etc, as part of their Celtic regalia and ritual but, once again, these ancient symbols are not Celtic they are Pictish.
The suggestion that the Celt wore heavy bracelets in battle has to be questioned, as it is hard to understand how they would stay on his arm whilst he wielded his sword.
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  CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The English word is modern, attested from 1707 in the writings of Edward Lhuyd whose work, along with that of other late 17th century scholars, brought academic attention to the languages and history of these early inhabitants of Great Britain.
Pliny the Elder affirms that Celtica (the country of origin of the Celts) was in the delta of the river Guadalquivir in the south of Portugal and Spain: "praeter haec in Celtica Acinippo, Arunda, Arunci, Turobriga, Lastigi, Salpesa, Saepone, Serippo.
In some regards the Atlantic Celts were conservative, for example they still used chariots in combat long after they had been reduced to ceremonial roles by the Greeks and Romans, though when faced with the Romans in Britain, their chariot tactics defeated the invasion attempted by Julius Caesar.
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 Celts - Crystalinks
The term Celts (pronounced "kelts" or "selts") refers to any of a number of ancient peoples in Europe using the Celtic languages, which form a branch of Indo-European languages, as well as others whose language is unknown but where associated cultural traits such as Celtic art are found in archaeological evidence.
Stonehenge and the other megalithic monuments long predate the Iron Age Celtic culture, but Genetic evidence indicates that the Celtic populations of the Atlantic Archipelago have been relatively stable for at least 6,000 years, in which case the modern Celts would be the direct descendants of their builders.
Celts were pushed westwards by successive waves of Germanic invaders, perhaps themselves at times pressured by Huns and Scythians or simply population pressures in their homeland of Scandinavia and Northern Germany.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Celtic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Celtic languages are the languages descended from Proto-Celtic, or Common Celtic, spoken by ancient and modern Celts alike.
The Six Nations considered the heartland of the modern Celts Celtic Nations refers to areas of Europe that are inhabited by members of Celtic cultures, specifically speakers of Celtic languages.
The Celtic League is a political and cultural organisation in the modern Celtic nations of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall and the Isle of Man, as well as their Celtic languages // Aims The fundamental aim of the Celtic League is to contribute, as an international organisation, to the struggles of...
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 Article Celt | Scottish gifts, kilts and accessories
The English word is modern, attested from 1707 in the writings of Edward Lhuyd whose work, along with that of other late 17th century scholars, brought academic attention to the languages and history of the original inhabitants of Great Britain.
He argues that the ancient Celts are thus best depicted as a loose and highly diverse collection of indigenous tribal societies bound together by trade, a common druidic religion, and similar political institutions — but each having its own local language and traditions.
Argument rages in the academic world as to whether or not the Celts in England were mostly wiped out/pushed west as the lack of evidence for influence of the Celts on Anglo-Saxon society suggests.
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 Celt information - Search.com
The term "Celt" or "Celtic" can be used in several senses: it can denote a group of peoples who speak or descend from speakers of Celtic languages; or the people of prehistoric and early historic Europe who share common cultural traits which are thought to have originated in the Hallstatt and La Tène cultures.
The main archaeological groups of Iberian Celts are the cultures of the Celtiberians, Vettones, Vacceani, the Castrejo culture of the northwest, the Asturian - Cantabrian Celts and the Celtic culture of the region that Strabo called Celtica in the southwest, including Algarve.
In some regards the Atlantic Celts were conservative, for example they still used chariots in combat long after they had been reduced to ceremonial roles by the Greeks and Romans, though when faced with the Romans in Britain, their chariot tactics defeated the invasion attempted by Julius Caesar.
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 Family Ancestry History Celts
Celts are any group of people that are originally from Europe.
In modern culture, the term Celtic is used to describe the culture and language of European countries including Brittany, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Wales, Spain, Scotland and Ireland.
There are a number of modern languages that are still in use today that resembles the Celtic language.
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 Tir Na mBeo : The Celts
The term Celts (pronounced "kelts") refers to any of a number of ancient peoples in Europe using the Celtic languages, which form a branch of Indo-European languages, as well as others whose language is unknown but where associated cultural traits such as Celtic art are found in archaeological evidence.
The term "Celt" or "Celtic" can be used in several senses: it can denote a group of peoples who speak or descend from speakers of Celtic languages; or the people of prehistoric and early historic Europe who share common cultural traits which are thought to have originated in the Hallstatt and La Tene cultures.
The Celts also believed that if they attached the head of their enemy to a pole or a fence near their house, the head would start crying when the enemy was near.
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 Family Ancestry Celts Modern
The term ‘Celts’ are not limited to just describe a race of people, but it has been a symbol of culture in itself.
Modern Celts enthusiastically celebrate their Celtic culture by using their very own language, spreading Celtic music, and displaying their ancestry in cultural events.
Celts always believed and praise personal merits as oppose to kinship as what most of the government trends now have these days.
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 Modern Celts - Definition, explanation
In ancient times, the Celts were a number of interrelated peoples in central Europe sharing various cultural traits and speaking Indo-European languages with a common origin.
A romantic image of the Celt as noble savage was cultivated and reclaimed by the early William Butler Yeats, Lady Gregory, Lady Charlotte Guest, Lady Llanover, James Macpherson, Châteaubriand, Théodore Hersart de la Villemarqué and the many others influenced by them.
The so-called Alpine race was identified with the ancient Celts and their descendants, and classical sources were scoured for appropriate stereotypes to apply to this putative race.
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 The Celts and Saxons: A Barbarian Conspiracy
Celtic Wicca is an entirely modern invention, the religion of the Celts was Druidic.
The Scotti from Northern Ireland invaded and destroyed the Picts of modern Scotland.
Brythonic Celts fight against the scourge of Goidelic Celts, yet it is only the Saxon that we normally associate as Arthur’s enemies.
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 The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries: Section IV. Modern Science and the Fairy Faith; and Conclusions: Chapter XI. ...
Hence, if modern mysticism (derived from Oriental or other sources) has, as we believe, affected Celtic mysticism as handed down from the dim druidic ages, it is merely because the two occupy a common psychical territory.
And altogether in accord with the evidence of modern medium-ship, as well as that of mediumship among the ancients, Dr. Nevius says of Chinese demon-possession:--'When normal consciousness is restored after one of these attacks, the subject is entirely ignorant of everything which has passed during that state.
But in modern Spiritualism conditions are altogether different in most cases, and 'mediums' instead of controlling with an iron will, as a magician does, spirits which become manifest in séances, surrender entirely their will-power and whole personality to them.
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 Finance Choices - Personal Finance Wiki
The term Celt, normally pronounced /kɛlt/ (see article on pronunciation), refers to a member of any of a number of peoples in Europe using the Celtic languages, which form a branch of Indo-European languages, as well as others whose language is unknown but where associated cultural traits such as Celtic art are found.
The English word is modern, attested from 1707 in the writings of Edward Lhuyd whose work, along with that of other late 17th century scholars, brought academic attention to the languages and history of these early inhabitants of Great Britain.
In a modern context, the term "Celt" or "Celtic" can be used to denote areas where Celtic languages are spoken—this is the criterion employed by the Celtic League and the Celtic Congress.
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 Civilization III: Play The World
The Celts previous capture and sack of Rome, headed by Brennus, also remained an indelible mark on Roman folk memory, and was likely the instigator for Rome's merciless treatment of the Celts in subsequent wars.
Despite the writings and other information that paints the Celts as uncultured savages, the relatively sophisticated weapons, pottery, jewelry, and other equipment found at burial sites serves to remind us that they were in-fact very far from being the savages they were once depicted as.
On the contrary, it in fact appears that the Celts maintained a rich culture that is survived by the modern Celtic and Gallic speakers of Ireland, Highland Scotland, the Isle of Man, Wales and Brittany.
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 CelticIdiom
However the religious and farming culture continued as the essential outlook of the Iron Age Celt and it is not surprising that Celtic Art apparently reemerge at the end of the Roman period.
Modern studies show that it is not so clear cut in the dynamics of ethnic groups and languages can transect cultures (James, 1999).
But the clearest evidence for the reality of modern insular Celts is the simple fact that millions of people around the world feel themselves part of this Celtic family and in the succeeding chapters we will look at evidence from contemporary culture against the background of this debate.
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 New World Celts
They will tell you that the Celts spoke a language of their own, of which Cornish, Welsh, Breton, Manx, Irish and Scottish Gaelic are the modern descendants of the original Celtic languages.
The word Celt is not a word from the Celtic people, it is from the Greek who referred to them as the Keltoi with a hard C. http://www.shopbagend.com/frames.html?page=/celts/index.shtml
The unity of the Celts was not that of a nation or empire in the Greek or Roman sense, but was more cultural in nature, with no clear central authority.
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 Simon James's Ancient Celts page: who were the Celts?
During these centuries, the Celts, also known as Gauls or Galatians, became the most feared of all the 'barbarian' peoples beyond the world of Greek and Roman urban civilization.
Among the most interesting aspects of the subject are the difficulty in defining exactly who the Ancient Celts were (and equally, who they were not), and just what relationship they have with the modern peoples often called 'Celtic'.
The idea that the modern peoples-called-Celtic are simply the descendants of the peoples called Celts in ancient times is at best a half-truth; things are much more complex than that.
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 Celtic Resources And References
The Celts applied to Rome for the family of Fabius Ambustus (whose sons were the envoys), the chief pontiff of Rome, in reparation.
The Celts were extremely superstitious, and regarded it as the worst punishment to be excommunicated.
The Celts never looked to the classical societies as the centre of art work, considering their own developed style and tradition to be equal.
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 Modern Celts
Modern Celts is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
The term Celts (pronounced "kelts" or "selts")[1] refers to any of a number of ancient peoples in Europe using the Celtic languages, which form a branch of Indo-European languages, as well as others whose language is unknown but where associated cultural traits such as Celtic art are found in archaeological evidence.
Celtic art in the Middle Ages was practiced by the Celtic speaking people of Ireland and Britain in the 800 year period from the Roman withdrawal from Britain in the 5th century, to the establishment of Romanesque art in the 12th century.
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 FAQ
Not generally, while it seems a popular modern view of the Druid living deep in the forest away from the people and only appearing for religious functions and in times of distress, the Druid class was actually right in the middle of the people and their lives.
Many modern members of Comhaltacht Draiocht choose to live a life as a vegetarian for health, ethical or spiritual reasons and though that is a choice that we respect it is not expected or required of our members.
No, the simple truth is that the ancient Celts had a polytheistic religious practice with numerous gods and goddesses and there is no evidence of a belief in any sort of archetypal super deities of which other deities were considered to be aspects.
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 Who were the Ancient Celts? (Page 13)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
During these centuries, the Celts, also known as Gauls or Galatians, became the most feared of all the 'barbarian' peoples beyond the world of Greek and Roman urban civilization.
Among the most interesting aspects of the subject are the difficulty in defining exactly who the Ancient Celts were (and equally, who they were not), and just what relationship they have with the modern peoples often called 'Celtic'.
The idea that the modern peoples-called-Celtic are simply the descendants of the peoples called Celts in ancient times is not exactly true; things are much more complex than that.
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 Who Were the Celts? (And where are they now?)
As the Celts were absorbed in Asia, the ‘wandering’ branches of the group went farther and farther west, until today, most people think of the Celts as Irish, Scottish and Welsh.
But when the Celts went wandering across Europe, they inhabited a good part of modern Germany, the central part of France, up to and across the English Channel and across the lower tip of what is now England, and southwest into the northern half of the Iberian Peninsula, or Spain and Portugal.
Of all the deities of the Celts, only their horse goddess, Epona, was accepted by the Romans, who celebrated her festival on December 18.
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 Celt — Infoplease.com
The Celts lived in semifortified villages, with a tribal organization that became increasingly hierarchical as wealth was acquired.
To the Greeks and Romans, the Celts were tall, muscular, and light-skinned, but it is believed that these were qualities of the Celt warriors rather than Celts in general.
Celt - Celt A piece of stone, ground artificially into a wedge-like shape, with a cutting edge.
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 MrDonn.org - Iron Age Celts, Daily Life in Ancient Ireland, Scotland, Wales
Festivals were held for many reasons - to honor their gods, to cement clan relationships, to provide a place for the young to meet and marry, and to provide recreation for members of the clan, rich and poor.
The ancient Celts told stories of battle and victory, stories about their children, stories about funny things that had happened, stories about their many gods and goddesses, and of course, stories about the little people.
It did not take long before the Celts had pretty much taken over all of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the Isle of Man. The other tribes in these areas either moved away, were killed in battle, or joined the Celts.
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 Amazon.ca: Atlas Of The Celtic World: Books: John Haywood,Barry Cunliffe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
His new book is a historical, cultural, and linguistic survey of the Celtic peoples from prehistoric times to the modern era, presented in a series of 54 full-color maps with accompanying text and 160 illustrations.
This approach is welcome, as recent historical atlases (e.g., Atlas of World History, Oxford Univ., 2001) have treated the Celts as peripheral to the classical civilizations and the evolution of the modern nation-states.
The atlas is divided into three parts: "The Continental Celts" (including the Urnfield, Hallstatt, and La T?ne cultures and the Gauls of Brittainy), "The Atlantic Celts" (covering the Britons and the evolution of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales), and "The Modern Celts" (covering the 18th to 20th centuries and the Celtic diaspora and revival).
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