Text of The Celts CELTIC WARRIOR CELTIC WEAPONS CRANNÓG CELTIC SYMBOL CELTIC MAP
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WHO WERE THE CELTS?
The Celts existed around 800BC to 400AD and were one of the first people in Europe. They inhabited land from Britain to Turkey.They spoke lots of different languages, they spoke Gaulish, Lepontic, Gaelic, Brythonic and lots more.
The celts first lived in northern france. Over time they spread out and conquered all of France, Belgium, Germany, Spain and Italy. In 52BC the Romans pushed the Celts out of Europe and into Britain and Ireland.
Celts lived in crannógs, hill forts or ring forts. Hill forts were built on hills and three metre high walls were built around them. The benefit of living in a hill fort was you could see your enemy if they were coming to attack. Crannógs were built in the centre of a lake. They had no windows and no chimney. They were made of stone or wood and mud and the roof was made of straw or reeds.
The celts were the first to discover how to use iron so they had the best weapons. They had hammers, axes swords, spears and shields. They were all made out of iron so enemies found it hard to fight against them. They were skilled fighters.
The Celts ate bread, porridge, beef, berries, meat they caught from hunting and milk and butter. They got beef, milk and butter from their cows. They found berries on bushes. They grew the wheat, barley and oats to make the bread and porridge.
The Celts made their clothes out of linen or wool. They coloured their clothes by squishing berries and then they put the clothes into the juices to dye the cloth.
The celts had lots of beliefs and different gods for different things. They believed that the serpant was wisdom, the hare was good fortune and the dragon was a gaurdian spirit. Their gods played a very big part in their daily routines. Cernunnos was one of the celtic gods. He was the god of fertility, life, animals, wealth and the underworld.
I think the celts sound a lot like us in many ways because they liked sport and religion and I read that most of them had blonde hair and blue eyes like us.