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Celtic is language, traditions, and culture from a collection of Indo-European peoples in parts of Europe and Anatolia identified by their use of the Celtic languages and other cultural similarities. Historic Celtic groups included the Gauls, Celtiberians, Gallaecians, Galatians, Britons, Gaels, and their offshoots. The relationship between ethnicity, language and culture in the Celtic world is unclear and controversial. In particular, there is dispute over the ways in which the Iron Age inhabitants of Britain and Ireland should be regarded as Celts.

The earliest undisputed examples of Celtic language are the Lepontic inscriptions from the 6th century BC. Continental Celtic languages are attested almost exclusively through inscriptions and place-names. Insular Celtic languages are attested from the 4th century AD in Ogham inscriptions, although they were clearly being spoken much earlier. Celtic literary tradition begins with Old Irish texts around the 8th century AD. Elements of Celtic mythology are recorded in early Irish and early Welsh literature. Most written evidence of the early Celts comes from Greco-Roman writers, who often grouped the Celts as barbarian tribes. They followed an ancient Celtic religion overseen by druids.

Insular Celtic culture diversified into that of the Gaels (Irish, Scots and Manx) and the Celtic Britons (Welsh, Cornish, and Bretons) of the medieval and modern periods. A modern Celtic identity was constructed as part of the Romanticist Celtic Revival in Britain, Ireland, and other European territories such as Galicia. Today, Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, and Breton are still spoken in parts of their former territories The six territories widely considered Celtic nations are Brittany, Cornwall, wales, Scotland, Ireland, and the Isle of Man.

Religion (Work in progress)

Celtic paganism is a polytheistic religion, meaning they worship multiple deities. They celebrate the cross-quarter festivals (aka the major holidays) and the solstices and equinoxes (aka the minor holidays). The Celtic new year is November 1st, a day after Samhain (also known as Halloween), when the veil between the spirit world and the human world was supposedly lifted.

Fashion

traditionally Celtic clothing

Men:

  • tunic
  • belt
  • cloak
  • trousers.
  • tartan kilts

Woman:

  • floor-length skirts
  • dresses made of wool or linen
  • shawls
  • cloaks. Cloaks were made from wool and fastened by brooaches and pins.
  • ankle-length tartan skirts

Visuals

  • The Dara knot
  • The Ailm
  • The Triskelion
  • The tree of life
  • The Harp
  • The shamrock
  • Celtic dragons
  • Carolingian cross
  • plaid
  • Celtic paganism
  • nature
  • Celtic myth
  • tartans

Activities

  • Bored games
  • playing and listening to music
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • participating in festivals
  • horse racing
  • hurling
  • Camogie

Media

  • The Wind that shakes the barley-2006
  • Rob Rorry-1995
  • Braveheart-1995
  • Michael Collins- 1996
  • The Fighting Prince of Donegal
  • druids-2001

Books

  • Anam Cara Book by John O'Donohue
  • The Mabinogion
  • Celtic Tales: Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales Book by Kate Forrester
  • The Book of Celtic Myths: From the Mystic Might of the Celtic Warriors to the Magic of the Fey Folk, the Storied History and Folklore of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales
  • Celtic Heritage: Ancient Tradition in Ireland and Wales Book by Alwyn D. Rees and Brinley Rees
  • In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World Book by Pádraig Ó Tuama
  • Wild Magic: Celtic Folk Traditions for the Solitary Practitioner Book by Danu Forest
  • Gods and heroes of the Celts Book by Marie-Louise Sjoestedt
  • Eternal Echoes Book by John O'Donohue
  • The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might Book by Courtney Weber
  • Fairy and folk tales of the Irish peasantry
  • The Celtic Book of the Dead Book by Caitlin Matthews
  • The fairy-faith in Celtic countries Book by Walter Evans-Wentz
  • Wild Magic: Celtic Folk Traditions for the Solitary Practitioner Book by Danu Forest
  • Gods and heroes of the Celts Book by Marie-Louise Sjoestedt

Music

Youtube Playlist:

Spotify Playlist:

  • Celtic music by The Gothard Sisters
  • Instrumental Celtic folk by Spotify
  • The Celtic circle by Sewron