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Celts

Official Name
Celts
Organization Aliases
Ancient Celts[1]

Status
Status

Organization Identity

Universe

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

Organization





First appearance

Unknown



Overview

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

They were considered a race of barbarians.[2]

History

Origins

They Celts were the descendants of the Milesians,[3][4] though their various people have distinct origins:

Celts in Gaul

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.[8]

Celts in Ireland / The Celts and the Gods

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 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] 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.[9]

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.[10]

...[11][10]

Circa 200 A.D.

...[12][13]

...[14][15]

Christianity

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.

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.[16]

Culture

Religion

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

Footnotes

  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 Savage Sword of Conan #17; The Hyborian Age: The Darkness... and the Dawn
  6. Handbook of the Conan Universe #1; Cimmeria's entry
  7. Savage Sword of Conan #30; A Gazetteer of the Hyborian Age: Aesir's entry
  8. Marvel Atlas #1; France's entry
  9. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Update #5; Ard-Con' entry
  10. 10.0 10.1 Savage Sword of Conan #69; The Lost Race, Part II
  11. Savage Sword of Conan #68; The Lost Race
  12. Savage Sword of Conan #16; Worms of the Earth
  13. Savage Sword of Conan #17; Worms of the Earth Part 2: Curse of the Black Stone
  14. Savage Sword of Conan #42; Kings of the Night
  15. Savage Sword of Conan #43; Kings of the Night Part II: The Pass of Death
  16. Sub-Mariner Comics #3
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