[Northkeep] im celtic wiccan
marccarlson20 at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 2 12:47:45 PST 2003
>From: HNiewoehner at netscape.net (Hugh Niewoehner)
>"Celtic" could cover the entire period and much Europe.
>The celts were in the central region of Europe during the expansion of the
Just to go along with what Damon has said here:
"Celt" is like the term "Indian" - it covers a huge number of different
language and cultural groups that are as far different from one another as
Osage is from Powhattan. Lumping them all together is an artifact of all
that Victorian era folklore bullsh, er, *ahem*, such as Sir James Frazier
and his Cambridge coterie.
Celtic is frequently used as a synonym for "Irish" or "Scoittish", which is
fine but can be badly misleading when you try to do your research because
you wind up expecting, for example, the Keltoi tribes of Gaul to be the same
as the Irish, or are expecting that the Gauls who sacked Delphi to be read
haired and speaking in a quaint brogue :)
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