- 1 History
- 2 Culture
- 3 Notes
- 4 See Also
- 5 Links and References
Other accounts state that their various people have distinct origins:
- The Gaels (ancestors of the Irish and Highland Scotch) were the descendants of pure-blooded Cimmerians.
- The blond Gauls and Britons (as well as the Achaians) were descended from pure-blooded Aesir.
Celts in Gaul (2500 B.C.)
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 .
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 Picts and Caledonians were erroneously stated to be Celts in the United Kingdom's entry in Marvel Atlas #1.