Struggeling Survivor

beardtoken:

Saw this on my dash and had to make sure it passed your way. This is one Tu-Bardh Wilson of Clanadonia, a Celt and Pict inspired drum and bagpipes band. They are known for their very animated live performances.

beardtoken:

Saw this on my dash and had to make sure it passed your way. This is one Tu-Bardh Wilson of Clanadonia, a Celt and Pict inspired drum and bagpipes band. They are known for their very animated live performances.

historicaldetailsandstuff:

Bronze helmet found at the Thames, with the characteristic wide neck guard, c. 43AD. Note the similarity to the Roman ‘coolus’ style of helm. Also note the several dents upon the helmet, suggesting it was worn into battle and was not a ritual offering. 

historicaldetailsandstuff:

Bronze helmet found at the Thames, with the characteristic wide neck guard, c. 43AD. Note the similarity to the Roman ‘coolus’ style of helm. Also note the several dents upon the helmet, suggesting it was worn into battle and was not a ritual offering. 

someofmybestfriendsarewhite:

The flag of the Celtic nations. Top left: Brittany (Breton: Breizh)Top middle: the Isle of Man (Manx: Mannin) Top right: Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) Bottom left: Ireland (Irish: Éire) Bottom middle: Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow) Bottom right: Wales (Welsh: Cymru).People often like to talk about their “correct” names, but their “correct” name depends on what language you’re speaking. The correct name of Wales in English is Wales. You get morons prancing about saying “Wales’ real name is Cymru" but for some reason they don’t say Germany’s real name is Deutschland or Poland’s real name is Polska. It’s the same thing. "Cymru" is the Welsh name for Wales. But if you’re speaking English, then call it Wales. That’s what it’s called in English.There is similar confusion about the name of Irish. People often say its “correct” name is “Gaelic”. In English, its correct name is Irish. Like Spanish, or Polish, or Swedish. “Gaelic” is more a family of three languages than a discreet language itself. There are six surviving Celtic languages, divided into two groups of three:Goidelic or Q-Celtic (aka Gaelic):Irish (Gaeilge)Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig)Manx (Gaelg)Brythonic or P-Celtic:Welsh (Cymraeg)Cornish (Kernewek)Breton (Brezhoneg)
Scottish Gaelic is called Scottish Gaelic and not just Scottish to distinguish it from a Germanic language called Scots, which is spoken in the Lowlands of Scotland, and a few counties in Northern Ireland and Ireland. Scots is descended from Northern Old English.
The flag does not include Northern Ireland as a Celtic nation, even though Irish is still spoken there. As such it’s possibly belying a bias in favour of a united Ireland. Or maybe they just thought it was too complicated and seven flags would be awkward to stitch together.You will sometimes see the six Celtic nations expanded out to seven, eight or even nine Celtic nations, because some people try to include Galicia, Asturia and Cantabria in Northern Spain. I like to call this “fucking stupid”. No Celtic language has survived into modern times in these regions, their languages are Romance. If you’re going to start talking about them being genetically Celtic then you might as well do a DNA test on all of France and Spain too. Let it go, Galicia.The Celtic languages Cornish and Manx arguably died out in terms of people speaking them as their native language. But the last native speakers died after the deliberate revival had already begun. There are recordings of the last native speaker of Manx, who died in 1974, and full dictionaries. The languages were preserved intact and many children in Cornwall and Mann are now raised speaking them along with English.

someofmybestfriendsarewhite:

The flag of the Celtic nations.

Top left: Brittany (Breton: Breizh)
Top middle: the Isle of Man (Manx: Mannin)
Top right: Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba)
Bottom left: Ireland (Irish: Éire)
Bottom middle: Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow)
Bottom right: Wales (Welsh: Cymru).

People often like to talk about their “correct” names, but their “correct” name depends on what language you’re speaking. The correct name of Wales in English is Wales. You get morons prancing about saying “Wales’ real name is Cymru" but for some reason they don’t say Germany’s real name is Deutschland or Poland’s real name is Polska. It’s the same thing. "Cymru" is the Welsh name for Wales. But if you’re speaking English, then call it Wales. That’s what it’s called in English.

There is similar confusion about the name of Irish. People often say its “correct” name is “Gaelic”. In English, its correct name is Irish. Like Spanish, or Polish, or Swedish. “Gaelic” is more a family of three languages than a discreet language itself. There are six surviving Celtic languages, divided into two groups of three:

Goidelic or Q-Celtic (aka Gaelic):
Irish (Gaeilge)
Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig)
Manx (Gaelg)
Brythonic or P-Celtic:
Welsh (Cymraeg)
Cornish (Kernewek)
Breton (Brezhoneg)

Scottish Gaelic is called Scottish Gaelic and not just Scottish to distinguish it from a Germanic language called Scots, which is spoken in the Lowlands of Scotland, and a few counties in Northern Ireland and Ireland. Scots is descended from Northern Old English.

The flag does not include Northern Ireland as a Celtic nation, even though Irish is still spoken there. As such it’s possibly belying a bias in favour of a united Ireland. Or maybe they just thought it was too complicated and seven flags would be awkward to stitch together.

You will sometimes see the six Celtic nations expanded out to seven, eight or even nine Celtic nations, because some people try to include Galicia, Asturia and Cantabria in Northern Spain. I like to call this “fucking stupid”. No Celtic language has survived into modern times in these regions, their languages are Romance. If you’re going to start talking about them being genetically Celtic then you might as well do a DNA test on all of France and Spain too. Let it go, Galicia.

The Celtic languages Cornish and Manx arguably died out in terms of people speaking them as their native language. But the last native speakers died after the deliberate revival had already begun. There are recordings of the last native speaker of Manx, who died in 1974, and full dictionaries. The languages were preserved intact and many children in Cornwall and Mann are now raised speaking them along with English.

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inionsneachta:

Triple Spiral (Celtic Triskele/Triskelion)
The Celtic symbol of three conjoined spirals may have had triple significance. The triple spiral motif is a Neolithic symbol in Western Europe. It is considered a Celtic symbol but is in fact a pre-Celtic symbol. Main meanings:
-Spirit, Mind, Body
-Mother, Father, Child
-Past, Present, Future
-Power, Intellect, Love
-Creator, Destroyer, Sustainer
-Creation, Preservation, Destruction

inionsneachta:

Triple Spiral (Celtic Triskele/Triskelion)

The Celtic symbol of three conjoined spirals may have had triple significance. The triple spiral motif is a Neolithic symbol in Western Europe. It is considered a Celtic symbol but is in fact a pre-Celtic symbol. Main meanings:

-Spirit, Mind, Body

-Mother, Father, Child

-Past, Present, Future

-Power, Intellect, Love

-Creator, Destroyer, Sustainer

-Creation, Preservation, Destruction

ancientpeoples:

Gold coin of the Parisii.
Celtic (ca. 2nd century B.C.), found in Paris.
This coin has a Hellenistic motif, as the Celts were likely to have started using coins after the example of Hellenistic kings who used Celts as mercenaries in their armies. The design, however, is very Celtic.
Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ancientpeoples:

Gold coin of the Parisii.

Celtic (ca. 2nd century B.C.), found in Paris.

This coin has a Hellenistic motif, as the Celts were likely to have started using coins after the example of Hellenistic kings who used Celts as mercenaries in their armies. The design, however, is very Celtic.

Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art

fuckyeahvikingsandcelts:

Wandsworth Shield 
A celtic copper round shield found in the River Thames at Wandsworth in London sometime before 1849. It was created around the 2nd century BC.

fuckyeahvikingsandcelts:

Wandsworth Shield 

A celtic copper round shield found in the River Thames at Wandsworth in London sometime before 1849. It was created around the 2nd century BC.

istolemycroftsumbrella:

Taliesin- Celtic goddess of magic, music, poetry, wisdom, writing, wizards, bards, and knowledge

istolemycroftsumbrella:

Taliesin- Celtic goddess of magic, music, poetry, wisdom, writing, wizards, bards, and knowledge

inionsneachta:

CELTIC TREE OF LIFE  (Crann bethadh)
 The Celtic tree of life symbolizes harmony and balance.  Ancient Celts (especially the Druids) believed that the tree of life possessed special powers. The tribal people of Ireland while clearing a piece of land for human settlement, used to leave a tree in the center; they called this tree the crann bethadh. These people used to hold assemblies beneath the crann bethadh. The tree provided food, warmth and shelter to people. It also provided nourishment to other forms of life such as animals, birds, insects, etc. Therefore, the tree was described as a force which took care of life on earth. The Celts believed that trees were actually ancestors of human beings. The Celts inhabited only those places where such trees were present. Teaching centers of the Druids too were located in quiet and tranquil surroundings of Oak groves.

inionsneachta:

CELTIC TREE OF LIFE
(Crann bethadh)


The Celtic tree of life symbolizes harmony and balance. 
Ancient Celts (especially the Druids) believed that the tree of life possessed special powers. The tribal people of Ireland while clearing a piece of land for human settlement, used to leave a tree in the center; they called this tree the crann bethadh. These people used to hold assemblies beneath the crann bethadh. The tree provided food, warmth and shelter to people. It also provided nourishment to other forms of life such as animals, birds, insects, etc. Therefore, the tree was described as a force which took care of life on earth. The Celts believed that trees were actually ancestors of human beings. The Celts inhabited only those places where such trees were present. Teaching centers of the Druids too were located in quiet and tranquil surroundings of Oak groves.

galeriadeilusiones:

Brigid, celtic goddess of fire
Brigid, the Celtic goddess of fire (the forge and the hearth), poetry, healing, childbirth, and unity, is celebrated in many European countries. She is known by many names, including that of Saint Brigid who is, perhaps, the most powerful religious figure in Irish history.
Born at the exact moment of daybreak, Brigid rose into the sky with the sun, rays of fire beaming from her head. She was the daughter of Dagda, the great ‘father-god’ of Ireland.
In Druid mythology, the infant goddess was fed with milk from a sacred cow from the Otherworld. Brigid owned an apple orchard in the Otherworld and her bees would bring their magical nectar back to earth.
It is said that wherever she walked, small flowers and shamrocks would appear. As a sun goddess her gifts are light (knowledge), inspiration, and the vital and healing energy of the sun.

galeriadeilusiones:

Brigid, celtic goddess of fire

Brigid, the Celtic goddess of fire (the forge and the hearth), poetry, healing, childbirth, and unity, is celebrated in many European countries. She is known by many names, including that of Saint Brigid who is, perhaps, the most powerful religious figure in Irish history.

Born at the exact moment of daybreak, Brigid rose into the sky with the sun, rays of fire beaming from her head. She was the daughter of Dagda, the great ‘father-god’ of Ireland.

In Druid mythology, the infant goddess was fed with milk from a sacred cow from the Otherworld. Brigid owned an apple orchard in the Otherworld and her bees would bring their magical nectar back to earth.

It is said that wherever she walked, small flowers and shamrocks would appear. As a sun goddess her gifts are light (knowledge), inspiration, and the vital and healing energy of the sun.