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Show here your Celtic warrior impression
#16
Quote:Yikes!

Hmmm...where did you get that head?
And if we're on that subject, anyone know where you can get nice fake severed hands?

The Chief brought that out. You can find that sort of thing on eBay. Look for movie props or simply "severed head"! He was gorey.
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#17
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Hoplitesmores:1d32cl2n Wrote:You even got a fake head to put on the pike! Big Grin

Who sez it's fake :wink:
But who says its not fake... :?:
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#18
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Comerus Gallus Romus:20bxub35 Wrote:Well Some Celtics go to war completely Naked!

You mean, like these guys of the German Celtic re-enactment group "Carnyx"? :mrgreen:

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Ack!! My eyes, they burn! Confusedhock: lol

Are they really really starkers? Isn't that rather... "unprotected"?

Why do they not wear armour? Is there some special or spiritual reason?
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#19
I think it was gennerally as a show of bravery, in the respect that "I don't need armour, i'll chop your head off anyway" or that sort of thing.
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#20
Quote:I think it was gennerally as a show of bravery, in the respect that "I don't need armour, i'll chop your head off anyway" or that sort of thing.
Oh yes! The silliest explanation to the question of fighting naked is that ...in this way the fabric of the dirty clothes don`t penetrate into the possible wounds thus reducing the risk of inflammation! RUHAHHAH!
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#21
:lol:
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#22
Salvete,
I believe that reenactor "naked" are "Gaesato" and fought naked armed only with sword , sospensoria chain and shield.I believe also that they were covered of chalk. That the "Gaesum" or "Soliferrum" derived from their name.
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#23
They could have also said: -"Look at the size of my balls!!"-
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#24
I see...

Were they that brave in winter as well? I hear some things tend to shrink in the cold Tongue P P
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#25
Lol, I presume so, I suppose the "heat of battle" would have kept them warm Big Grin

@ Vincenzo: I've also heard of them being called Gaesati.
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#26
(Polybius' description of the Battle of Telamon, 225BC)
"The Insubres and the Boil wore their trousers and light cloaks, but the Gaesatae had discarded their garments owing to their proud confidence in themselves... At first the battle was confined to the hill... In this action Galas the Consul fell in the melee fighting with desperate courage, and his head was brought to the Celtic kings... All [the naked Gaesatae] in the leading companies [were] richly adorned with gold torcs and armlets. The sight of them indeed dismayed the Romans, but at the same time the prospect of winning such spoils made them twice as keen for the fight... [Later in the battle,] reduced to the utmost distress... some of [the Gaesatae] in their impotent rage, rushed wildly on the enemy and sacrificed their lives, while others, retreating step by step on the ranks of their comrades, threw them into disorder by their display of faint- heartedness."
Gaesatae lit."spearmen" derive their name from the gaelic word for spear - gae
They seem to have been some sort of warrior guild or society, outside the normal tribal hierarchy, and are sometimes described as 'mercenaries'.
They came across the Alps to aid their fellow celts in Cisalpine Gaul (northern Italy) against the Romans, and fought with the Boii and Insubres tribes who fought in trousers, bare chested, whilst the Gaesatae stripped naked, either out of bravado on a hot day, or for religio-magical reasons - 'purity/nakedness' perhaps invoking divine protection.
They suffered badly in the defeat, and disappear from history.
Whilst interesting, they are hardly typical of Celtic warriors!
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#27
I would think a well placed studded Roman boot would do the job Confusedhock:
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#28
*winces*
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#29
I hope they didn't run into any nettles, it'd take a lot of dock leaves to take the sting away Confusedhock:
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#30
P.S. Does anyone know the significance of covering themselves with chalk ? Was it just religious/ ceremonial or to stop heat exhaustion/ sunstroke due to them being naked ?
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