Celtic history is steeped in mystery. You’ve no doubt heard of the Celts, but because they left behind no written records, what we know about them can often be chalked up to myth and legend. Contemporaries and frequent enemies of the Roman Empire, these warriors were quick to fight, and vicious in attack.
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10. They Probably Didn’t Originate in Ireland
9. The Romans Had Nothing On Their Roads
8. They Were Among the First to Utilize Iron Weaponry
7. The Celts Were Hugely Wealthy
6. They Had Slavery… Kind Of
5. They Had Progressive Views on Gender and Sexuality
4. They Weren’t Savages But They Did Hunt Heads
3. The Number Three Had a Huge Significance
2. For Most of Their Existence They Were Polytheistic
1. The Celts Weren’t Really, Well, “Celts”
Saying we should take Julius Ceasers accounts on the druids with a pinch of salt but wholeheartedly accepting the same accounts referring to celtic promiscuity and homosexuality. Cuz whatever fits the agenda.
A SJW's version of the Celtics, Most of your sources are Wikipedia, not a credible source. And you made sure you made the Celtic men, look like a mess of Queens. Playing nude LeapFrog in the forest, it was more like the Romans. That was purposely done, because why was it even necessary to mention that subject it in the top 10. Now I am of the Druids religion, yes information is very limited on our religion, because it wasn't written down. The teachings were passed on from one to another, along with our Gaelic language. our religion was forbidden by the Romans and persecuted by the Knights Templar. And no one is 100% certain where the Celts came from originally, they are only guessing. Ask for Wikipedia, Wikipedia is written by anyone that wishes to contribute their two cents to an article or page. It is not written by experts in the subject of where that page is.
1). The Celts came from the Caucasus mountains
2). The Celts wore kilts to walk around and trousers when they rode horses on the continent.
3). The Celts or gauls or galatians or galileans - Christ was a Galilean, i.e. the son of a Roman captain who was a celt who lived in the galilee, the place where the gauls lived in the holy land.
Bronze swords were quite *superior* to early iron (not steel) swords. The reason that people went over to iron, was simply because it was more abundant and easier and cheaper to get hold of. The Romans kept using bronze, whilst others used iron, because it was better, and they had the organization and resources.
It's inaccurate to claim that "the celts" originated from ANYWHERE! There are some loose ethnic connections between alot of celtic nations but the term generally applies to linguistic and art categories, not a single people.
Wow !! I'm a Scot (born near Glasgow), but I always believed that the Celts were barbarians that Hadrian tried to keep away from. I'm (reasonably) tall, and my hair is strawberry blond, so I always thought myself to be more Saxon than Celtic. This is the first time I've ever heard the Celts depicted as progressive and inventive !!
I am a Pathan/Pashtun and had an ancestry DNA test done recently. I got around 12% Irish, Scottish, Welsh (Celtic). I have seen the same for many other pathans having Celtic and Nordic DNA and the percentage is fairly high.
What happened somewhere within the last 700 years that many Irish and Nordic tribes came to settle in modern day Afghanistan?
I KEEP HEARING HISTORIANS TRYING TO SHED THE "BARBARIAN" TITTLE FROM MANY GROUPS OF OLD BY POINTING OUT THEIR TECHNOLOGICAL ACHIEVEMENTS, BUT KIND OF RUN FAST THROUGH THE INMORAL ASPECTS OF THOSE CULTURES AS TO AVOID BEING STUCK ON THAT UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATION. I COULD CARE LESS IF YOU BUILD GREAT CITIES, INVENT WRITING OR WHATEVER; IF THAT CULTURE SACRIFICES HUMAN BEINGS OR COLLECTS HEADS....tHEY ARE BARBARIANS AND SAVAGES. THIS GOES FOR ANY CULTURE, ANYWHERE.
if the celtic race was born is austria then the foreigners should leave austria and we celts should live in our ancestral homeland of celtic origions if our ancesters came from austria then that is our homeland that means the austrians should give us our homeland back austria belongs to the celts
Celt, Gal, Galicia, Galatia & Gaul are regional exonym variations of the same name, even related to Got, Goth, Gat, Jat & Jut. Most of the time these people did not call themselves that. So many names of tribes are generic & related to waves of people from the Caucasus that came into Europe Above & below the Black Sea. They're all interrelated but sometimes various names were given to understand which wave in time or group was referred to... & this has confused many. Scribes describing a group or person would use their various names given from different locations, there was no agreed upon general name from any tribe that would be used all over. So at one point 5-6 names described from different regions were describing the exact same people. Even individuals would have several names & nicknames or described by a particular visual distinction or trait that another scribe wouldn't use the same terminology. Locations were called by many names & spelling, nothing was fixed or agreed upon. So then chronologically scholars tried to layer false histories & linear timelines when it simply wasn't so. All academic ancient history & chronology is completely incorrect.
TopTenz, where do you get your research from? Celtic languages, culture and peoples are not exactly the same thing, as Western Europeans adopted Celtic customs and languages quite early in European culture. There is actually no identifiable Celtic peoples leaving a DNA genome as such, as the Celts were a range of cultures, not s ingle people. I am a modern Celt (Kernow/Cornwall), and surprise surprise, we can read and write, so yes we have left written records behind. The Q Celtic speaking Celts (Irish, Manx and Highland Scots), adopted Roman script for writing, as did the P Celtic speaking Celts (the Cornish, Welsh and Bretons). Some old Cornish, Breton and Welsh scripts go back to the 10th C in the case of Cornish, with Welsh being as far back as the 7th C. Irish also has text as far back as the 8th C. Also, Ogham script found in Ireland, Wales and Cornwall/Devon dates back as far as the 4th C. I know of ancient stones with Ogham text on them just a few miles from me. If you mean the continental Celts of the La Tene and Halstatt cultures, then yes, there are no written records I am aware of, but Celtic culture is still alive and well in Western Europe, and has influenced (myths, legends, archaeology etc) much of modern Western Europe, even where the Celtic languages have been lost. King Arthur is perhaps the most famous Celtic myth? From Bodmin, Cornwall.
There are some inaccuracies in this video. Here are some facts. The Celts are of Indo-European origin. The Celts in Ireland had a system of law called Brehon law. Under Brehon law, nobody was executed. If a man killed a married man, depriving the wife and children of his labour and support, then the murderer of that man had to work for that man's family for a long time. He was not a slave or even a prisoner, it was a very practical and humane law. The reasoning behind it was that in working with the family every day, the murderer would see for himself the grief that his actions had caused and be truly repentant and that he could atone for his crime by working for the family as long as they needed his labour. If he had a family of his own, he had to work for his own family and the family of the man he had killed. The Celts were not 'head-hunters' but a custom once existed that when there was a fierce battle, and a warrior killed his enemies, after he had killed them he would chop off their heads and these heads would be tied together and worn around the neck of his horse until he got home. This had nothing to do with religion. The heads were 'trophies' to show how great a warrior he was. One of the reasons the Celts were such great warriors, as well as the fact that they were extremely brave, is that the Celts both male and female were extremely skilled in horsemanship. You also didn't mention that the Celts were wonderful musicians, poets and storytellers, that we elected our kings and queens, that we have always shown great respect for the dead and reverence for our ancestors, and there are very many other things you didn't even mention. In fact, this was a very poor video.
Proto-Celtic culture dates to the 6th century BC, they did not exist in the 8th century and they were not the first to use iron weapons. That started to rise in the 12th century BC after the bronze age collapse.
Not Austria,it's Ostria!! The part about the women had the same painting of a mounted redhead used for the story about the Amazons. The Celts became Roman Catholics!!!!!!!!!! It would be about a 1,000 years until someone invented the Christian churches.
The Celts also had a ruling system similar to that of the Roman Senate.
Instead of having a king, some Celtic tribes formed a sort of semi-democracy where the leaders of individual tribes convened to make decisions together for all their tribes.
In Ireland, all the Druids were killed by the Romans. Any materials demolished. Yes, the Romans would eliminate any material not considered important to them. 'St. Patrick' later in history, and taught in Rome, made sure any written material in Ireland was destroyed and only Christian material & writing could be allowed.
Oh shut up it’s scientifically proven that the Celts originate in northern Spain. Then they migrated to Ireland and so that’s why Irish people and Spaniards are so similar and they get along so well. Irish people are pretty much Spaniards. If you watch Irish people take their DNA test you will see that they all have Spanish Ancestry in them
Any time you say 'some people say', I understand that your writer/editor has cherry picked some theory which is clearly not in the mainstream but a) either fits into their personal preferences or b) sounds far better and more shocking for clickbait or c) both. It lacks credibility.
Outdated info in vídeo, check the latest results of archaeology investigations:
New findings in almost 3000 years before the Hasllstat of proto-Celtic villages, in La Coruña, in Ourense, and in the western end of the principality of Asturias in northern Spain, make some authors think that the Celts had their birthplace in Spain and advanced to the Pyrenees, Catalonia, and southern France, and then emigrated to Eastern Europe and the British Isles. For many years Celtic history in Spain has been understudied, and in recent years, in which this people have been studied in depth, great discoveries have been made.
This theory is very likely to be true, since in Northern Spain, it is the second place (after Ireland) where the Celtic culture is pure, apart from the fact that it is extremely old, and furthermore, new discoveries have supported this theory.
The possible Celtic origin, in Galicia and Asturias, has resulted in a clash between traditional or commonly called "Desktop Historians" and archaeologists, who have been the greatest defenders of this new theory.
DNA evidence and written records in Scotland both indicate that the Celts originated in Turkey about 6,000 years ago. They followed the most common of all migration paths the seas, first the northern Mediterranean coast line from Turkey to Spain, then the Atlantic coast line northward, until they arrived in the British Iles.
as roman and greek writers , the western civilsations were ignoring ,misunderstanding or even creating propaganda: for their enemies...
one of the first (tribal people, as nothing more than savage-barbarians, history is written by those who win, not those who loose..., at the very least, in the modern sense, the roman empire and its exapnsion was promoting (barbarian-cultural genocide, not unlike africa,yugoslavia during the 20th century**, the romans too other cultures too like the carthaginian empire: their biggest rivals...)
as for roles of women,sexuality, that is intresting in the modern sense..., before the (common-christian era, was pagan
little if anything is read or known about irish-scotish or welsh history ,except the braveheart film and that is a great shame**, the last kingdom,vikings,game of thrones dramatic and popular fiction: at the very least inspire the greatest of stories...but true real history, is forgotten about or rarely known...
writing to the celts, was sacred, the bardic-poetry-artist tradition: the eisteddfod a modern festival with ancient roots...
Romans destroyed what related to druidism and the works of celtic philosophers (which are mentioned by some greek sources) because druids were specifically outlawed to prevent organized resistance. But the rest wasn't so much "destroyed" as it simply stopped being reproduced. Celts didn't write on stone much. Parchments and wood tablets rot away if not actively preserved.
The celts survived and endured in the British isles and it was their religious heartland. That’s why they’re associated. Also, Roman roads are still used today. Let’s not be afraid to make value judgements. A trail reinforced with wood isn’t a Roman road.
I noticed on your map the tribe of ‘Boii’. The Germans to the West called that land ‘Boioheim’ which gave rise to the name ‘Bohemia’, the old name for the Czech Republic. In the 5th century, a Slavic tribe, the Czechs, settled there and probably assimilated with the Boii (I would hate to think they wiped them out). This is where I was born and found out, upon DNA analysis, that my maternal marker is most densely represented on the West coast of Europe. So, I may be more Celtic than Slavic. Just thought I’d throw that into the debate.
The Celts didn't keep written records? I heard that they did keep some, not tons, but that all written records got destroyed when they were forced into Christianity. It was a way to try to wipe out the Celtic religion. A Lot of their artwork was destroyed too.
Celts believed that language and words were powerful and magic basically lol. Druids were scholars and poets but also apparently had magic powers according to the Celts, I think that the druids were so magic to them because they were poets and they tended not to write things down because again, words were powerful. Many documents were also destroyed which was sad to see.
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