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Show here your Celtic warrior impression
#46
Quote: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.

Good point ...

(head shots from http://www.redzebraphoto.co.uk )

Me
http://tinyurl.com/2yv75t

My Fiancée (and yes that spear was aimed at me)
http://tinyurl.com/2fp45o

N.
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#47
Perhaps a reminder that there were WOMEN Celtic warriors might bring them back and possibly moreso with the possible lack of garb. :wink:
Who needs a nudist colony when you can do the same thing and wear a torc?
Derek D. Estabrook
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#48
Sorry to be the voice of doom here, but there are no references to women as Celtic warriors. This suggests that either A: They didn't fight in massed armies or B: That they were so common in the ranks that it wasn't worth mentioning. In my opinion its A.

However, If we are talking about the Iron Age, then we know that Women did have a verys special significance when it came to training warriors, Scathach trained CuChulainn and in the old Welsh texts, there is reference to young men being taught how to use a spear (the one for battle, not the other one...)by women.

There again, if we look at the original Celtic lands through modern history, we see Joan of Arc, Grace O Malley, who were leaders.
Not to mention the interesting point that during the Second World war, many European Resistance cells seem to have been commanded by women. Whether this was because their husbands andlovers had died or because women are less obvious targets...?

Just thought I'd throw that in there....lol

Serious lack of Celtic Impressions photo here eh?

Cunogenus
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#49
Boudicca?
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#50
Quote:Boudicca?

I don't think it's known for certain that she was a warrior. She might have been a leader of an armed rebellion but this doesn't mean she actually did any fighting herself...

Vale,
Jef Pinceel
a.k.a.
Marcvs Mvmmivs Falco

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#51
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Tiberius Claudius Lupus

Chuck Russell
Keyser,WV, USA
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#52
Looks good Chuck,

I have been looking at this picture for a while because I thought I was missing something, Now I know what it is...

... A shield! :wink:
Folkert van Wijk
Celtic Auxilia, Legio II Augusta.
With a wide interrest for everything Celtic BC
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#53
Just updated some pictures, removed the old junk with a new impression or two.
Shields are arc d' Orange

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Shield covered with felt
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#54
Quote:Looks good Chuck,

I have been looking at this picture for a while because I thought I was missing something, Now I know what it is...

... A shield! :wink:

its cut out, i just need to get a boss or a spin for it.
Tiberius Claudius Lupus

Chuck Russell
Keyser,WV, USA
[url:em57ti3w]http://home.armourarchive.org/members/flonzy/Roman/index.htm[/url]
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#55
Quote:Well Some Celtics go to war completely Naked!

Do you want me to pose for you? :twisted:

Thats the cheapest and more accurate armor I have ever seen... :lol:
Javier Sánchez

"A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient"
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#56
Because the links of my pictures in the "showe here your roman...." thread are no longer working, I think people wouldn't mind I post them here again.
Folkert van Wijk
Celtic Auxilia, Legio II Augusta.
With a wide interrest for everything Celtic BC
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#57
You look great! and I also like the look of the roman, I like the white tunic look
Javier Sánchez

"A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient"
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#58
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 ?

The Gaesatae never did cover themselves with chalk...We have no historical account about that...We know that celtic warriors used mortar to keep their hair stiff, and maybe the Keltengruppe Carnyx made a bit of confusion.

The Gaesatae were in fact sacred mercenaries, that fought nude to demonstrate their courage...however not all of them...Plutarch, in "Life of Marcellus" writing about the Gaesatae commander Viridomar, report that he weared a golden armour.

Their name means "bearers of Gaesum", and the Gaesum was an all-iron javelin, called also "soliferreum" by the romans.
Gioal Canestrelli "Caturix"

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#59
Quote:
Their name means "bearers of Gaesum", and the Gaesum was an all-iron javelin, called also "soliferreum" by the romans.

Hey that's cool, I didn't know about their "javelins" being of the all iron type, I thought the all iron spears where a tipical Iberian thing.
Have you seen such a Gaesum? Do you know if they look the same as the Iberian all-iron javelins??
Folkert van Wijk
Celtic Auxilia, Legio II Augusta.
With a wide interrest for everything Celtic BC
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#60
Quote:You look great! and I also like the look of the roman, I like the white tunic look

By the way, Thanks Javier, The roman is a Dutch member of the Dutch Legio Secvndo Avgvsta. They all where this "white" tunic as being the most plausible option I belief only the (English) Centurion wheres something red...
Folkert van Wijk
Celtic Auxilia, Legio II Augusta.
With a wide interrest for everything Celtic BC
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