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Show here your Celtic warrior impression
#31
Quote: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 ?

I don't have any clue about the things you mentioned, but it would be possible that, even if not intended, the chalk would have absorbed blood from the (probably numerous) cuts and maybe even helped clot the blood faster, hence allowing them to continue fighting with sustained wounds.
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#32
probably to look more " scary" or something like that.
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#33
Quote:probably to look more " scary" or something like that.
How can you take a man serious with his dangley bits :roll: :roll: showing Confusedhock: :twisted: Confusedhock:
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#34
some pics from the keltenfest schwarzenbach

members.kabsi.at/scarlett/Schwarzenbach/

with romans from the legXIII
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#35
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pelgr003:1nt5mckm Wrote:probably to look more " scary" or something like that.
How can you take a man serious with his dangley bits :roll: :roll: showing Confusedhock: :twisted: Confusedhock:
Fred ( arrowmaker)

umm i dont think i'd be looking Wink i'd be running away from some guy charging with an errection in a drug induced craze .
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#36
That sounds good sense Confusedhock: but as good archer I tend to keep me enemies a long way away Big Grin twisted: Big Grin
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#37
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arrowmaker:1ig65ubg Wrote:
pelgr003:1ig65ubg Wrote:probably to look more " scary" or something like that.
How can you take a man serious with his dangley bits :roll: :roll: showing Confusedhock: :twisted: Confusedhock:
Fred ( arrowmaker)

umm i dont think i'd be looking Wink i'd be running away from some guy charging with an errection in a drug induced craze .

LOL :lol:
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#38
Quote:umm i dont think i'd be looking Wink i'd be running away from some guy charging with an errection in a drug induced craze .

Wow! I didn't know the Gauls fought Florentine. :lol:

Right, there's one target just begging for the tip of a gladius. If I had some nude, berserk maniac with a yard of steel in my face, that might be the only trick that would make him back off. Maybe not even then, though it would take some potent mushrooms to make a man ignore a threat to the, er, well...Yeah, maybe running is a good idea.

On that note, how can you not take him seriously, when wearing nothing but his birthday suit he whips you anyway? I recall reading some accounts, Polybius maybe?, where the Gauls used this tactic against the Romans in the early days. It scared the daylights out of them, and took some serious work from the centurions to overcome it. By all accounts, they did get over it in time.
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#39
Joel I said before a well placed studded roman boot would do the trick Confusedhock: Confusedhock: . But on reflection retreat is the better part of valor in other words (hitch up your Toga and run like hell) :oops: :wink: :oops:
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#40
Oops,missed that part. My bad.
---AH Mervla, aka Joel Boynton
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#41
see my post above - they only appear once in the survivimg histories, initially are a shock to the Romans at the start of the battle, but by the end of it have been disastrously defeated, never to appear again !
Guess they found out the 'hard' way that naked purity and the protection of the gods are no match for a pila,gladius, umbo and caligae wielded by a legionary with bad atitude and no respect for Celtic gods !!! :evil: :twisted: :twisted:
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#42
I wonder though, what effect it had against other Gauls, or Germans, who understood its significance. It's a real pity they didn't write anything down. For that, and many other reasons.
---AH Mervla, aka Joel Boynton
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#43
The thread is a bit old but I cannot resist to make a few remarks about the poor gaesatae who were apparently seen by some as laughing stocks. :wink:

Many ancient warriors walked barefoot. If you were used to do, thistles et al. are not that big problem for your soles. Ever walked with sandals or thin leather shoes through thistles or thorny plants? Not so much better than with bare feet.

I wonder why a kick into the private parts of the body would have been a lesser problem for a guy with trousers? Don't overestimate the energy resistence of thin cloth.

If the gaesatae believed to gain some supernatural assistance through fighting naked, a benefit would have been there even without the Roman soldiers sharing this believe.

I don't want to cast doubt on Roman supremacy but the battle of Telamon is not the best proof of Celtic/gaesatae dilettantism. The Celts were wedged between two Roman consular armies, had to fight on two fronts therefore and were outnumbered perhaps two to one. Nevertheless the battle lasted for long and the Romans had big problems to gain victory.
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#44
I think you have got the answer to the highland and other scotish and galic dances Sits back and looks out for arrows/spears/rocks and anything our scotish /galic friends will throw
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#45
I find it fascinating that a topic designed to showcase people's best Celtic attire has been completely throne off and railroaded by 2 naked Germans Lol. Maybe this should be used as an example of the shock and distraction this tactic can have. Truly Fascinating!
Well done to the 2 (count 'em) people who actually submitted photo's of their kit Lol.
Jason Rogers
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