Celtic and Pictish - early Celts and their priests, the Druids, had their own form of alphabet known as “Ogam Bethluisnion”, which was an extremely simple alphabet used more for carving into wood and stone, than for general writing, while Pictish artwork was later adopted by the Celts, especially throughout Ireland

Thedan Script - used extensively by Gardnerian Witches Runic Alphabets - they served for divinatory and ritual purposes, as well as the more practical use; there are three main types of Runes; Germanic, Scandinavian/Norse, and.

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How Do You Define the Celts?

Female Druids, the Forgotten Priestesses of the Celts http://www.ancient-origins.net/history/female-druids-forgotten-priestesses-celts-005910?nopaging=1

Female Druids, the Forgotten Priestesses of the Celts - Consulting the Oracle by John William Waterhouse, showing eight priestesses in a temple of prophecy.

Iron Age Celtic nobles from Gaul (France or Northern Italy) The Celts of Gaul were considered by the Romans to be far more civilized than the tribes from Germania. The Montefortino style helmet (stereotypical Roman helmet) was of Gallic inspiration, and the celts of Cisalpine Gaul (now northern Italy) are possibly the inventors of chain maille (Lorica hamata). -DK

Iron Age Celtic nobles from Gaul (France or Northern Italy) The Celts of Gaul…

Boudicca. Art by Peter Dennis

f Villager militia Chain Shirt Shield Javelin Boudicca. Art by Peter Dennis

Anna of the Celts:  Artist Dean Morissey.   Anna was the figure they looked toward to protect them in battle. She represented loyalty, purity of spirit, and courage of conviction.

That's a Celtic women if I ever saw one. [Anna of the Celts by Dean Morrissey]

WHERE THE CELTS LIVED.. so many people think Celtic just means Ireland only. This is quite untrue. The Celts were also called Picts at one time, the name became interchanged by some groups.

WHERE THE CELTS LIVED. so many people think Celtic just means Ireland only. This is quite untrue. The Celts were also called Picts at one time, the name became interchanged by some groups.

Classical writers attested to the intimidating appearance of a Celtic army in battle, describing powerful men, constant noise, warlike gestures, and a barbaric fury. But faced with disciplined Roman forces, intimidation was not enough. Accounts of Roman engagements with the Celts of Italy, Gaul, and Britain provide an impression of how the Celts fought the Romans—and invariably lost.

Classical writers attested to the intimidating appearance of a Celtic army in…

Castell Henllys. "The Iron Age Celts' clothes might have looked like the tartan you see in Scotland and Ireland today, with checks and stripes. The Celts used berries and plants to dye the wool different colours."-BBC

"The Iron Age Celts' clothes might have looked like the tartan you see in Scotland and Ireland today, with checks and stripes. The Celts used berries and plants to dye the wool different colors.

Celtic:  The #Celts were an ethno-linguistic group of tribal societies in Iron Age and Medieval Europe, who spoke Celtic languages and had a similar culture, although the relationship between the ethnic, linguistic, and cultural elements remains uncertain and controversial.  Ethnolinguistics/ cultural linguistics is a field of linguistics that studies the relationship between language and culture, and the way different ethnic groups perceive the world.

How Do You Define the Celts?

Prasutagus was the druid king of a British Celtic tribe called the Iceni, who inhabited roughly what is now Norfolk, in the century AD. He is best known as the husband of Boudica.

For a long time the myth of Irish history has been that the Irish are Celts. The latest research into Irish DNA has confirmed that the early inhabitants of Ireland were not directly descended from the Celts/Keltoi of central Europe. In fact the closest genetic relatives of the Irish in Europe are to be found in the north of Spain in the region known as the Basque Country. These same ancestors are shared to an extent with the people of Britain - especially the Scottish.

Blood of the Irish: What DNA Tells Us About the Ancestry of People in Ireland

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