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Official Name
Organization Aliases
Ancient Celts[1]


Organization Identity


Base of Operations
Britannia, Ireland, Gaul and other areas of Europe; formerly Germany


First appearance



The Celts were the people of Ireland and the greater British Isles.

They were considered a race of barbarians.[2]



They Celts were the descendants of the Milesians,[3][4] while the Milesians remained one of the Celtic tribes of Hibernia (future Ireland).[5]

Other accounts state that their various people have distinct origins:

Celtic Antiquity

Celts in Gaul (2500 B.C.)

By 2500 BC, the Celts immigrated from central Europe to the land that would be known as Gaul, and dominated it until the Roman Empire's spread.[9]

Celts in Ireland / The Celts and the Gods (2000 B.C. or 500 B.C.)

Conflicting tales exist about the Celts' arrival on Ireland:

  • The Milesians' arrival made the Tuatha de Danaan retreat from Ireland to their realm of Otherworld. An agreement was made between the Milesian druid Amergin Glúingel and the Tuatha, for the latter to be worshipped by those new inhabitants, in exchange for protection upon the land. The Tuatha honored this deal, and were worshipped by the ancient Celts from about 2000 BC .[3][4]
  • The Celts came to reside on Ireland circa 500 BC, at a time battles between the Tuatha de Danaan and the Fomor were common. The Fomor's defeat allowed the humans to claim the lands.[10]

Around that time, the Kree Eternals traveled to Earth. Mistaken for Gods by the Celts, they left, save for Ard-Con who lived there for a millennium as the Demon Druid, before being imprisoned by Tantalus.[11]

Ousting the Picts

The Celtic Gaels came from the Isles of the West to the land of the Picts, whom they drove into the forest and the mountains, though some Picts refused to leave the lands, hiding themselves into caverns, ravines and caves. Many Picts also mingled with the Celts. The Celtic Britons would later come from Gallia and conquer the Gaels.[12]


2nd century B.C.

Circa the 2nd century B.C., Germanic tribes, including the Goths, the Franks, the Teutons, the Suevi, the Cherusci, the Swabians, the Alamani, and the Bavarians, migrated into an area of northern Europe that was previously held by the Celts, soon became the dominant culture, and was clashed with the neighboring Roman Empire. They attacked Gaul and repelled the advances of the Roman Empire into the regions east of the Rhine.[14]

55 B.C.

By 55 BC, Caesar's first Roman expedition arrived in Britannia which had became home to various groups of Celts, including the Gaels, Scots and Milenians of Hibernia (future Ireland), the Silures, and Ordovices (future Wales), and the Ashrandiar, Catuvellauni, Dumnonii and Iceni (future England), as well as the Picts and Caledonians (Caledonia was the future Scotland).[5]

200 A.D.




5th century

In the 5th century, Catholicism was promoted by St. Patrick and spread upon the Isles, replacing the Tuatha de Danaan worship, although druid priests and priestesses continued to perform it in secret.

8th century

By the 8th century, the British Isles were attacked by the Vikings who plundered the villages. Those attacks also caused the establishment of a cold war between the Tuatha and the Asgardians.[1]

Centuries ago, the Druids of Black Moors escaped persecution by creating an underwater society off the coast of Dublin where they lived undisturbed for years.[19]



The Celts worshiped as gods powerful extradimensional humanoid beings known as the Tuatha de Danaan, who lived on the islands of Avalon and Tír na nÓg, in a small "pocket dimension". These beings helped the form the Celtic civilization.

The Celts' religious leaders were known as Druids. They were known to have practiced a form of magic known as Druidic Magic.[4]


See Also

Links and References


  1. 1.0 1.1 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Tuatha de Danaan's entry
  2. Savage Sword of Conan #14; A Kull Glossary: Celt's entry
  3. 3.0 3.1 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; The Tuatha de Danaan's entry
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #12
  5. 5.0 5.1 Marvel Atlas #1; United Kingdom's entry
  6. 6.0 6.1 Savage Sword of Conan #17; The Hyborian Age: The Darkness... and the Dawn
  7. Handbook of the Conan Universe #1; Cimmeria's entry
  8. Savage Sword of Conan #30; A Gazetteer of the Hyborian Age: Aesir's entry
  9. Marvel Atlas #1; France's entry
  10. Marvel Atlas #1; Ireland's entry
  11. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Update #5; Ard-Con' entry
  12. 12.0 12.1 Savage Sword of Conan #69; The Lost Race, Part II
  13. Savage Sword of Conan #68; The Lost Race
  14. Marvel Atlas #1; Germany's entry
  15. Savage Sword of Conan #16; Worms of the Earth
  16. Savage Sword of Conan #17; Worms of the Earth Part 2: Curse of the Black Stone
  17. Savage Sword of Conan #42; Kings of the Night
  18. Savage Sword of Conan #43; Kings of the Night Part II: The Pass of Death
  19. Sub-Mariner Comics #3
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