“Celtic” is a homogenized one, popularly used to apply to cultural groups located in the British Isles and Ireland. However, from an anthropological standpoint, the term “Celtic” is actually fairly complex. Rather than meaning just people of Irish or English background, Celtic is used by scholars to define a specific set of language groups, originating both in the British Isles and in the mainland of Europe.

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W.B.Yeats. Father of The Celtic Revival.

W.B. Yeats and his promotion of Irish heritage, early work up to 1900. “Whose tales seem fragrant with turf smoke”William Butler Yeats 1865-1939 Yeats was born into a protestant Anglo-Irish landowning class; Anglo-Irish Protestant groups supported a literary revival whose writers wrote in English about the ancient myths and legends of Ireland. Most members of this minority considered themselves English people who happened to be born in Ireland, Yeats however, was adamant in affirming his Irish…

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13 Celtic Zodiac Signs and Meanings

The ancient system of astrology developed by the Celts had a very deep meaning. Although this system is not universally accepted by everyone, learning about it is quite interesting. Buzzle lists the 13 signs of the Celtic zodiac along with their meanings. Celtic astrology assigns a tree and one or more animals for every zodiac sign. The tree is assigned in such a way that its natural energy matches the nature of the people belonging to that particular zodiac sign. When the Celts developed their…

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Celtic Tree of Life (Crann Bethadh)

Celtic Tree of Life (Crann Bethadh) The image shown here is one of many representations of the Celtic Tree of Life. The Tree was a central part of early Celtic spirituality.To the Celts, the tree was a source of basic sustenance- a bearer of food, a provider of shelter and fuel for cooking and warmth. Without trees, life would have been extraordinarily difficult. Wood from sacred trees had magical properties, which was reflected in the CelticOgham alphabet, wherein each letter represents a…

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Exploring the Little Known History of Celtic Warriors in Egypt

JANUARY, 2016 - 14:51 NATALIA KLIMCZAK Exploring the Little Known History of Celtic Warriors in Egypt   Celtic warriors were one of the most important supports of Mediterranean armies. However, it is a little known fact that apart from their role in the Byzantium, these powerful warriors also had a strong connection with ancient Egypt. It Takes A Team Effort To Win Big Sponsored by SAP Digital CRMTap into the collective intelligence of your team with powerful collaboration tools. Try it free…

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