In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Later migrations from northern and eastern Europe brought the Brythonic Celts and Nordic tribes to the area.
- It was once inhabited by the Celts, a tribe that extended into central Europe about 1200 B.C.
- Similarly, the racial character of the Neolithic and Bronze Age inhabitants of England is uncertain, although we do know that by the Roman era many were Celts.
- The first known inhabitants were the Illyrians, followed by the Celts in the fourth century, and the Romans a century after that.
- Although the ancient Celts flourished across Europe, it is in Ireland where their traditions have been most preserved.
- I can well imagine the defending Celts surrendering quickly after seeing the force and accuracy of the Roman artillery.
- He is famous for his decisive victory over the Celts at the battle of Elephants, penning them back to a small area in the Halys region.
- Meanwhile in Ireland a Welsh missionary named Patrick was winding up his life of service in establishing Christianity among the pagan Celts.
- Each religion has a cathedral named for Saint Patrick, a fifth century missionary who brought Christianity to the Celts of the island.
- These are typical of the deep belief of both Celts and Romans that every place had its own deity.
- The Celts who conquered Scotland originally came from Europe, which would back our claim to have had the kilt first.
- The Romans found the local Celts already ‘taking the waters’ and paying their respects to the local goddess, Sul.
- We mention finally that the people closest related to the Celts, linguistically and culturally, were the Indo-European Italics.
- These works give an account of the Roman civil wars and the contacts by the Greeks and the Romans with other peoples such as the Celts, Germans, and peoples of Spain and Gaul.
- The Urnfield cultures were a group of central European Bronze Age cultures associated with the Celts.
- It was through trade with the Celts that the Romans discovered the ‘technology’ to cure the hams which are today such a staple of Italian cooking.
- In Roman times, the inhabitants of most of Britain were Celts.
- The Celts were followed by Romans and Germanic and Slavic tribes.
- It is impossible to reconstruct fully the pagan beliefs and practices of either Celts or Germans as these were not written down.
- Its original inhabitants were Iberians and Celts who were later conquered by the Romans and the Moors.
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