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The Celtic Tavern !
Ephiros says: 15 Months Ago~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Celts or Kelts were an ethno-linguistic group of tribal societies in Iron Age and Medieval Europe who spoke Celtic languages and had a similar culture, although the relationship between the ethnic, linguistic and cultural elements remains uncertain and controversial.
At the dawn of history in Europe, the Celts then living in what is now France were known as Gauls to the Romans. The territory of these peoples probably included the low countries, the Alps and what is now northern Italy.
Their descendants were described by Julius Caesar in his Gallic Wars. Eastern Gaul was the centre of the western La Tène culture. In later Iron Age Gaul, the social organisation was similar to that of the Romans, with large towns. From the 3rd century BC the Gauls adopted coinage, and texts with Greek characters are known in southern Gaul from the 2nd century.
Some Celtic Gods :
~ Arduinna ~
Hunting goddess and protectress of Ardenne forest.
~ Arto ~
~ Belenos ~
Holy god of light and medecine, representing the young men's strength.
~ Belisama ~
Belenos's wife, she is a goddess queen.
~ Borvo ~
Healing god associated with warm and hot water.
Represented as the form of a ram-headed serpent.
~ Cernunnos ~
Sun's god with a young human face, he is the god of fertility and the master of the kingdom of the dead.
~ Dispater ~
God of the dead and of the night, he is also the god of water and fountains.
~ Divona ~
Goddess of the sacred springs.
~ Epona ~
Gallic cavalier goddess, protectress of horses.
Virgin, like Ceres, it also ensures agricultural prosperity.
She is represented in the form of a girl riding a horse, sometimes with a cornucopia or a fruit basket.
~ Esus ~
Forest, war and violent death's god, but also crop, destructive and angry, he is often likened to Mars or Roman Janus bifrons. His attribute is the oak mistletoe.
~ Lug ~
Father of creations, real specialist in communication and protector of arts.
Welcome to the Celtic tavern !
Have a pint of cervoise and discuss here about all that is related to the celts culture !
Edited by Ephiros on 2/15/13 at 7:55pm
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