Most Celts scorned the use of armour and before about 300 BC preferred to fight naked. Some Celtic tribes still fought naked at the battle of Telamon in 225 BC The Celt was renowned as a swords-man but he also used javelins and spears. Two spears which were found at La Tene in Switzerland were nearly 2.5m long. His only protection was his large shield which was usually oval. The suggestion that the Celt wore heavy bracelets in battle has to be questioned, as it is hard to understand how they would stay on his arm whilst he wielded his sword. Dionysius tells us that in battle the Celts whirled their swords above their heads, slashing the air from side to side, then struck downwards at their enemies as if chopping wood. It was this use of the sword that so terrified their enemies. The Celts did not fight in a rabble as is so often supposed. They were organized in companies. This can be proved by their use of standards. -Body patterns Some Iron Age warriors decorated their bodies with blue dye from the woad plant. -Sword Long swords with iron blades were used in battle.The hilt was usually beautifully decorated. -Shield Made of oak,probably covered in hide or felt and a central strip of iron.

25 Responses to “Celtic Warrior”

  • Unhoy Matrimony:

    I think that blond and red hair may have already been present in Northern Celtic peoples before the Viking/Anglo-Saxons. Those people differ from the more southern basques in hair color because they were living in Northern Europe for the past 10,000 years or so although, I do agree that the Germanics had more light haired people.

  • theirishmaniac08:

    actually thats just a theory as our DNA resembles the basque people abit, but its not proven however it has been prooved that their was celts in Ireland at some stage and Vikings did stay in Ireland after they were defeated well on the east coast like Dublin,Waterford which are both viking towns,allthough alot of Vikings left aot of Vikings also stayed,I would possibly agree about the west of Ireland having alot of basque genes but the east is very mixed with basque and germanic peoples.

  • MrZulu1959:

    Celts are not Black poeple so you got me wrong already, you seem to be ignorant as well as probably ugly. I am a Celt,not a Wannabe,what race do you originate from?

  • benim ben:

    You’re an ****** who want to be Celt, non-ugly looking Celts have Germanic component Look at my photograph in my background and see pure Nordid male.

  • MrZulu1959:

    I am a modern day Celt, I bet that you are an ugly twat!

  • neothugx:

    only a small bit of turkey though, they moved there after sacking much of northern italy and greece and didn’t know where to go

  • SwordwomanRiona99:

    I think you should have written “they” in the description instead of “he”, because there were female Celtic warriors and they should not be forgotten, but apart from that, great video!

  • 사막 까마귀:

    Also don’t forget that the original inhabitants of Turkey were Celtic Galatians before they were pushed out/out bred by the mongrel Turks. So your great x100 grand father was a Celt.

  • 사막 까마귀:

    Keep in mind this is coming from a mongrel, ugly ass, Turk.

  • Zdzichu1010:

    he is at least a warrior. you are a peace of **** behind a screen.. he would beat the **** out of you just like me.

  • benim ben:

    Celtic phenotype is ugliest phenotype of Caucasoid race.

  • Rafael Oreiro:

    take a better look at the archeological sites in galicia those celts are older than the Halstadt and La Téne cultures the new uraniun test confirmed thereby the celts from the hillforts descend from what can be called nowadays the protocelts the inscriptions found date back between 2500 to 2800BC the idea of the origin poiting to Scythia was discarted the genetic confirm just like the idea that the origins of such culture was germanic discarted also

  • Rafael Oreiro:

    HO said they couldnt read mate they read ,had their own language however wath it refers to their religion wasn’t transmited once that it was considered so sacred that the idea of writing about their religion was….terrible NOW go to an Archeological site at MORRAZOS south Galicia you will find the oldest celtic incriptions those being older than the greek and roman texts those text written in old celtic aka tartessian date back to 2800BC

  • Rafael Oreiro:

    na in the end the Romans payeda high cost after conquering Keltia = Callaecia according to the Romans anywhay they payed such a high cost in troops that soon the riots became more comon spreaded and anywhay as a payback remember that we from all celtic nations+the germanic tribes lets not forget of them ended up marching through Rome that when we ended up the city that once had 1.000.000 persons ended with less than 10.000 same fait was aplied to most of the italian peninsula for their insolence

  • Rafael Oreiro:

    WHY those academics dont go out to the field comon nowadays the archeologists and antrophologist are more than tired to prove that La Tène and the Halstadt is like a 2 generation of the celtic cultures that the hillfort culture from NW Iberia is + than 1000 years older nowadays that hillfort culture is considered by the antrophologist and archeologist as the proto-celts in other words the ones that developed and later created that culture

  • Burgos von Buchonia:

    Bis auf den malerisch umgelegten Schal, kann man das Video so stehen lassen. Nackt – und dann ein Halstuch, welches dem Gegner ein Strangulieren ermöglichen würde?

    Nein.

  • Jack Cornelly:

    Most people had a fairly “uniform” look 2000 and even 1000 years ago. Romans like Tacitus and Ceasar commented on the Celts being large, muscular blonde men and the Germans all being thick limbed and red haired. In Ireland, the Milsians (Scots) were known for dark hair and tall muscular bodies. Celts and Germans travelled all over the world in the iron age and today there are red and blonde mummies in Asia among other places. In medieval Ireland red hair was called “The gift of the Vikings.”

  • WolfArden44:

    Well then, they’re ancestors may of mated with a Viking somewhere in the past lol

  • OpeningSalvoe:

    Yep your either colour blind or just a fuckin retard. Which is it? Take your pick.

  • OpeningSalvoe:

    You stupid moron. I have been on this planet 30 years and I have NEVER seen an asian or aborigenie with red hair. You must be fucking colour blind or something. Now back to the big top with ya you fuckin clown.

  • WolfArden44:

    PLUS, As it was said, that the native Irish NEVER saw red hair before the vikings came, therefore they scalped the vikings red hair as trophies, because it was foreign to the Irish, get it?

  • OpeningSalvoe:

    What the hell are you talking about? Every background does not have a variety of hair colours. When have you ever seen a blonde Arab or a ginger Native American ya clown? Back to the circus with ya. Back to the big top ya clown.

  • WolfArden44:

    Moron, As IF people didn’t immigrate from one place to another and spread the red hair gene , the vikings were everywhere you idiot. lol

  • WolfArden44:

    The gene for red hair ‘gingers’ is from the Danes,The Irish are actually a dark haired people because they were related to the Basque.The Irish used to scalp the Danish Vikings in battle and take their hair as a trophy because they’d never seen red hair before. Very few Irish people actually had red hair. The big red heads of Europe are actually the Danes. Vikings founded Dublin,so it stands to reason why many ppl are a bit ignorant why red hair is frequently associated w/ the Irish.

  • LordHannigan:

    The Celts would bleach their hair blonde or white. Before a battle it’s the early form of scare tactics. I mean here are these huge guys in who are completely white from head to toe.

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