Essays Tagged: "Celtic"

Who are the Celts?

non-urban people. They lived on small holdings, and kept animals, grew crops and hunted. A typical Celtic house probably looked like a thatched log cabin surrounded by a stockade. They didn't trade m ... Women were on more or less equal footing as men, being accomplished warriors, merchants and rulers. Celtic society was typically more equal in terms of gender roles. The bravery of the Celts in battle ...

(20 pages) 157 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Celtic studies

The CeltsCeltic Appearance:The Celts seem to have been a rather striking people, tall, fair skinned and with ... . Ash made by burning bracken and briars was made into cakes and used as soap.Political OrganizationCeltic Ireland was divided into about 150 tiny kingdoms called Tuatha and the people within each Tua ... m this title, but not until around the 8th century at the earliest).Slaves:Slaves were kept in some Celtic households, but they don't seem to have formed a large section of the population. They were m ...

(5 pages) 54 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Alasir Fraser: Scottish Fiddler.

ting event full of wonderfully played Scottish folk songs, and a short demonstration of how to do a Celtic dance, left me in a wonderful mood for a Sunday night. Leaving Laxson Auditorium I felt I kne ... song, such as the location of where they had first originated and the meaning behind the tunes.The Celtic fiddling was very intense. There was an amazing amount of notes being played most of the time ...

(2 pages) 18 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

The History Of Halloween, And Supporting Evidence To Celebrating This Holiday.

eard that it may be a "pagan" or a pre-European Christian holiday with roots that have derived from Celtic traditions practiced almost some 2,000 years ago. Relatively little Is known about the ancien ... ieved that they celebrated the ancient festival of Samhain (sow-in), which was in accordance to the celtic new year. (History Ch.) This marked the end of summer and the beginning of a cold hard winter ...

(6 pages) 54 0 4.1 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Celts.

two fronts by two very powerful cultures, Rome in the south, and the Germans, who were derived from Celtic culture, from the north. Through the period of classical Greece (corresponding to the La T&ec ... ural forms, ideas, and values of medieval Europe. For not only did medieval Europe look back to the Celtic world as a golden age of Europe, they also lived with social structures and world views that ...

(15 pages) 98 1 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Discovery of Lindow Man

ar perfect condition, allowing archaeologists to catch a glimpse of the death rituals of an ancient Celtic civilisation.After The Discovery:Police believed the corpse to be only 20 years old, so it wa ... lts from many tests conducted, historians were able to gain an insight into the ways of the ancient Celtic civilisation. Physical features:Because Lindow Man had been crushed under the weight o ...

(7 pages) 34 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Irn Bru: How a Change of Creative Strategy Gave a Long Established Brand New Life "MADE IN SCOTLAND FROM GIRDERS"

ginated in Scotland over 90 years ago, and is as familiar to generations of children as Rangers and Celtic.Irn-Bru sales were worth £52 million (at RSP) in 1989 and 86% of these sales come from ... ons of children have grown up with, and as much a part of the fabric of Scottish life as Rangers or Celtic.The historical strength of Irn-Bru in its home market is indicated by the relative weakness o ...

(19 pages) 51 1 4.3 Sep/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

A comparison and contrast of the role of Merlin in Arthurian Mythology

is the beginning of much of the known Arthurian stories. The origins of his story are found deep in Celtic and Welsh traditions. He is a paradox; A wild man of the woods yet a bringer of culture, "ass ... , is originally derived from the Welsh name Myrddin, who was a sixth century bard who prophesised a Celtic uprising. Geoffrey of Monmouth first wrote about him in A History of the Kings of England.The ...

(4 pages) 36 0 4.7 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Celtic warfare

The Celtic WarriorTo start with, the typical Celtic warrior was male. Even hints that armed females exis ... rried arms, which amounts to about 25% of the Helvetian population that decided to move into Gaul.A Celtic warrior's basic equipment consisted of a set of one to four spears. One was a 1.8 meters long ... ior usually wore his everyday clothing consisting of trousers, a shirt, and a mantle.A must for the Celtic noble, besides his torc (neck ring), was a long-sword with a blade-length of about 0.8 to 1 m ...

(6 pages) 27 1 4.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History


ow all throughout, from its mountainous inland to the coast. The region's culture clearly shows its Celtic and Gaelic origins, which is the reason why it is often called the "Spanish Ireland." Its fir ...

(3 pages) 30 0 3.7 May/2005

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Celtic knot- Art of the celts

Celtic knots are a variety of knots and stylized graphical representations of knots used for decorat ... al representations of knots used for decoration, first known to have been used by the Celts. Though Celtic knots were being created in pre-Christian times, these knots are most known for their use in ... s ornamentation particularly in jewelry before that time. Some historians have theorized that early celtic religion prevented their depicting creatures realistically, similar, then, to the Islamic pro ...

(2 pages) 25 0 1.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Art Essays

Celtic languages

Celtic languages are the languages descended from Proto-Celtic, both those spoken by the ancient Cel ... laves in the British Isles and on the peninsula of Brittany in France.There are four main groups of Celtic languages, of which the first two are now long extinct:Gaulish and its close relatives, Lepon ... Note that the Breton is not Gaulish, but closely related to Cornish and is thus a member of Insular Celtic. Brittany is known to have been settled from Britain in historical times.The separation of th ...

(3 pages) 19 0 5.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Causes of the Boudiccan Revolt (references to modern and ancient historians as well as archaeological evidence).

The Boudiccan Revolt of 60 AD was a monumental event in Celtic and Roman history, which explains our historical fascination as to why and how the Revolt was ... buting factors, including: Roman oppression; humiliation of invasion and dictatorship; overwhelming Celtic pride resulting in severe hatred of anything Roman; Financial issues caused by exploitation; ... Boudicca's outrage would of been the final injustice to the Iceni tribe. Tacitus describes that the Celtic Icenians were willing to take some oppression but "not yet to slavery". Dio Cassius agrees th ...

(4 pages) 28 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

A comparative study of greek and celtic pagan religions, the variations between them and their demise through the Christian movement.

Christianity. It is the latter however which caused the downfall of Paganism, in particular ancient Celtic and Greek belief and which resulted in the church gaining ultimate power and authority over a ... rn meaning of paganism being established and developed further to produce negative connotations.The Celtic people are thought to have originated in central Europe from areas now known as Germany, Aust ...

(11 pages) 69 0 5.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Lion Symbol of Saint John, from the Book of Durrow vs. Tunc Crucifixerant XPI, from the Book of Kells

colors as well as the red dot pattern from the lion's face, are repeated in the border's interlace.Celtic/Irish interlace paired with a Lion figure in a profile that implies power with it's bared tee ...

(2 pages) 18 0 4.6 Apr/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art


ally simple costumes were worn, usually made of velvet. They were hand embroidered with traditional Celtic designs that come from the book of celves in Ireland. Certain socks called poodle socks were ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists


ally simple costumes were worn, usually made of velvet. They were hand embroidered with traditional Celtic designs that come from the book of celves in Ireland. Certain socks called poodle socks were ...

(3 pages) 420 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

When Did You Come Over? The Irish Catholic Experience in Nineteenth Century Britain

ie and the Bhoys)These words sung by Charlie and the Bhoys a Scottish band illustrate the important Celtic culture in Britain. Much is known about the cultural division between the Irish Catholics and ... igrants in Britain, along with efforts of the Catholic Church allowed for maintenance of a distinct Celtic culture amongst the Irish communities in Britain.The Irish population was plagued with great ...

(11 pages) 16 0 5.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Ancient Celtic Religion- speech

Good evening honored guests and welcome to the opening of the ‘Ancient Celtic Exhibit’. I'm the curator of the museum and I will be giving you a glimpse at what our e ... will be giving you a glimpse at what our exhibit holds. Archaeological studies have found that the Celtic religion has existed for over 3000 years from 1400 B.C. to today. Around the 6th Century B.C. ... and many beliefs were not written down so much of what we have here in the exhibit includes ancient Celtic inscriptions, coins, remains, myths, and people like Julius Caesar who left records of their ...

(3 pages) 10 0 5.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Indo-European and the Celtic language

Running Head: INDO-EUROPEAN AND THE CELTIC LANGUAUGE 1Indo-European and the Celtic languageTari PiferAIU OnlineAbstractThe purpose of th ... ltic languageTari PiferAIU OnlineAbstractThe purpose of this paper is to discuss how the vernacular Celtic language was a strong language in the Britain and Iberian-Peninsula and the later disappeared ... on and then infiltrated the use of the Latin language from the Roman presence.Indo-European and The Celtic LanguageDuring the Hellenistic time the Celtic language came from a span across Europe to Asi ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Jan/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies