Essays Tagged: "Celt"

Who are the Celts?

Celts is the name given to a culture rather than a race. Celts varied from curly hair brown hair thr ... 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 ... down at that time at all ,so most information comes adulterated. Caesar and the Romans mention the Celts, as do one or two other sources. Mediaeval writers wrote down some of the remaining legends of ...

(20 pages) 157 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Anglosaxons, William the conqueror and the celts)

glo-Saxons period is William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, and King of England in 1035. Also the Celts played a great influence in their way of life. They followed the rules from the Magna Carta. O ... ese matters were matters for the royal courts. (Carroll-Clark)The Magna Carta did not influence the Celtic culture. The Celts were a group of peoples that occupied lands stretching from the British Is ...

(3 pages) 48 0 4.0 Nov/2002

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 ... people washing and bathing, and using oils and sweet herbs to anoint their bodies after a bath.The Celts wore simple, colourful clothes using linen and woollen materials that they produced themselves ... women wore rings, bracelets and Torcs.All the evidence we have from the stories indicates that the Celts were particular about their appearance and washed frequently. It was expected that a host woul ...

(5 pages) 54 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Merlin and the facts of the truth and fiction.

ically implanted character in all of the Arthurian stories. The historical implant my stem from the Celt Myrdynn, the prophet. This may affect the actual story, but most likely not. Therefore, the con ... he modern Arthurian legends he is an Alchemist and wise man. But he is linked with a prophet in the Celtic myths. That is so radically different that it is very improbable that Myrdynn was Merlin. Plu ...

(4 pages) 38 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Celts.

riod was dominated by a single cultural group, a powerful, culturally diverse group of peoples, the Celts. By the start of the Middle Ages, the Celts had been struck on two fronts by two very powerful ... 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 ...

(15 pages) 98 1 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Cultural Analysis of Spain

m Europe beyond the Pyrenees, the Mediterranean, and North Africa. Following the Iberians, came the Celts. The two cultures merged and established a distinctive Celt Iberian culture. In 1492, the Moor ...

(7 pages) 126 1 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Who were the Celtic peoples?

The Celts were a group of peoples that occupied lands stretching from the British Isles to Gallatia. The ... hat bordered the lands occupied by these peoples, and even though there is no written record of the Celts stemming from their own documents, we can piece together a fair picture of them from archeolog ... first historical recorded encounter of a people displaying the cultural traits associated with the Celts comes from northern Italy around 400 BC, when a previously unkown group of barbarians came dow ...

(4 pages) 32 0 4.5 Jul/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The role of the goddess in ancient Celtic society

The CeltsWomen in Ancient Celtic Society: their role and symbolic influence.Modern day people of Celtic ... live in Brittany, Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man and Ireland. At one time, however, the Celts were spread over a large part of the Continent, and in 278 BC one roving band even penetrated ... s far east as Asia Minor, where they gave their name to Galatia. Until the rise of roman power, the Celts were a force to be reckoned with. They had even sacked Rome itself in 385 BC. Although largely ...

(3 pages) 43 1 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

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

Who were the Celts, what was their reputation and was it justified?

The Celts; to some of us these words conjure up thoughts of the Irish people and maybe even your favouri ... vourite football team, but to those of you reading this who wish to be better educated, the ancient Celts were a culture; a group if you wish , of people who inhabited a vast area of ancient Europe. T ... ead from as far east as Galatia (modern-day turkey), to the western point of the British Isles. The Celts originated in central Europe and were believed to have spread out from there. The Celts were n ...

(4 pages) 23 0 3.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Celtic Britain - Different images of Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni, from Roman times to the Present

Celtic Britain - Assessment Task- Explain the different images of Boudicca from Roman times through ... 50 years after. In his Agricola, he gives his readers an explanation of the events that caused the Celts to revolt in the way they did, perhaps softening the judgement on Boudicca's actions. He does ... ives, a procurator to tyrannise over our property."By describing what the Romans did as well as the Celts, Tacitus seems to be more sympathetic towards Boudicca and her cause, and less judgemental of ...

(6 pages) 30 0 3.8 Aug/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

Celtic knot- Art of the celts

Celtic knots are a variety of knots and stylized graphical representations of knots used for decorat ... ylized graphical 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 ... Not much history of the knots is available prior to the beginning of the Christian influence on the Celts in about A.D. 450. There is much evidence for the use of geometric patterns as ornamentation p ...

(2 pages) 25 0 1.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Art Essays

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

Archaeological Report on Roman Britain

significant achievements was its Romanisation of Britain, which was previously inhabited and run by Celtic tribes. Once the Romans took over, they went out of their way to turn Britain into a second R ... n soldiers posted in Britain and also its native inhabitants.Native InhabitantsThe life of a native Celt during the Roman occupation was dependant on the wealth and social status. Those who were wealt ...

(8 pages) 30 0 0.0 Jul/2006

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

Instinctive Aspect

In most myths there is some form of afterlife or land of the dead; however, Celtic culture is unique in its concept of the Otherworld. The most important part of this is the ab ... s concept of the Otherworld. The most important part of this is the absence of sin and guilt in the Celtic world view. As I have read, this is why the Celts version of the Otherworld is not divided in ... horse has intrigued many people for many years throughout the world of cultures. Whether it is the Celts, English or Romans, the white horse has been identified in myths and legends throughout histor ...

(8 pages) 23 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

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. ... c religion has existed for over 3000 years from 1400 B.C. to today. Around the 6th Century B.C. the Celts spread from their homeland, Germany and Europe through Ireland all the way to Ukraine and Turk ...

(3 pages) 10 0 5.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Evolution of Celtic Mythology

The evolution of Celtic mythologyThe Celts were a group of tribes spread throughout Europe, comprised of a hierarchy ... a hierarchy of nobles and warriors, religious leaders known as druids, and peasants or farmers. The Celts arrived in Britain and Ireland around 500 B.C. and within a hundred years had nearly disappear ... tain and Ireland around 500 B.C. and within a hundred years had nearly disappeared. In essence, the Celts were more of an influence than they were a culture as they were diverse and often disparate in ...

(7 pages) 3 0 0.0 Jun/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature


essay on celts - gEORGIA WEBB"The celts were a barbaric and primitive people." to what extent do you agreeIn ... tent do you agreeIn Iron Age and Medieval Europe, there were a group of tribal societies called the Celts that spread all across Europe. The Celts were believed to be semi-nomadic, moving all around E ... tral Europe and then migrated. More recent news, archaeological studies are now telling us that the Celts were in Europe from 1000 BC, occupying Eastern and Western Europe. The Celts spoke Celtic lang ...

(2 pages) 3 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays