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Story of the Celts: The Celts in Britain
The Celts in Britain [ 27 ] What is obvious when studying the Celts, as when studying anything, is that different experts say different things--there are always men of knowledge who have conflicting views about specifics. The dates of when the Celts came to...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
Who Were the Celts?
The Celts were a group of people that occupied lands stretching from the British Isles to Galatia. The Celts had many dealings with other cultures that bordered the lands occupied by these people, and even though there is no written record of the Celts...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
Story of the Celts: Who are the Celts?
The ancient Celts were a group of culturally similar peoples who once occupied most of central and western Europe, north of the Greco-Roman world. Perhaps the most common cultural characteristic of the ancient Celts were the Celtic languages, a branch of the...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
Story of the Celts: The Celts of Ireland
The Celts of Ireland [ 33 ] The Celts arrived in Ireland by 350 B.C (some say earlier) and they thrive there to this day. A claim might be made that the Celtic Irish are among the world's oldest nationality groups. Despite periods when foreigners tried in...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
Brigid - The Goddess of Imbolc and Celtic Europe
Celtic Myth | Ireland | Britain | Christianity | A Myth The Pagan goddess Brigid is perhaps one of the oldest goddesses of Celtic Europe still recognized and worshipped. In fact, until the mid-twentieth century in Scotland, she was still welcomed in at Imbolc...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
King Arthur and the Cymry Heroes
The Celtic Britons called themselves the Cymry, which meant "fellow countrymen" in their Celtic tongue. Once Roman rule ended in Britain in about 410 A.D., a power vacuum developed, leading to the onslaught of Germanic invasions by Angles and Saxons,...
Saga of Times Past >> Legend and Prehistory
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish

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On Sunday the 6th March 2016 the people of Scotland and northern England witnessed a beautiful natural phenomenon in the night sky, the Aurora Borealis. Living in Fife ... The truth is actually provided by the etymology of their name.
The Scottish surname Cunningham has more than one possible meaning or etymology:
1) A place name from the Cunningham area in the Ayrshire district of Scotland, which, in turn, got its name from the words cunny or coney, meaning "rabbit" and hame, meaning "home" (rabbit's home).
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The two often seem inextricably linked. That may say more about the Welsh than the etymology. Reply | Pick.
Poem of the week: Grey by Edwin Morgan
Read more. Grey comes from Morgan's 2002 collection, Cathures. The book's title derives from the old word for Glasgow, the city to which the poet, its official laureate before he was appointed Scotland's makar, so unassailably belonged.

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Etymology of Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba pronounced [ˈaɫ̪apə]) is a country that occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain and forms part of the United ...
Scotia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A mapping of the Roman divisions of Ireland and Scotland with the Scoti shown ... 1 Etymology and derivations; 2 Medieval usage; 3 In Irish sources; 4 See also ...
Caledonia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about Caledonia as the Latin name for Scotland. For other uses, see ... The etymology of the name is probably from a P-Celtic source.
Scotland - Online Etymology Dictionary
named for the Scots, who settled there from Ireland 5c.-6c.; their name is of unknown origin (see Scot).
Scot - Online Etymology Dictionary
400), of uncertain origin, perhaps from Celtic (but answering to no known tribal name; Irish Scots appears to be a Latin borrowing). The name followed the Irish ...

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