THE CELTS BY KAYLEIGH and SARAH
Who were the Celts • The Celts came from Central Europe. • Around 500 BC , perhaps to escape wars • from their Germanic neighbours , they began to move westwards . Groups of people settled in what are now Spain , France , Britain and Ireland.
Celtic Writing! • The Celts in Ireland wrote on stone . This type of writing is called Ogham . There are twenty letters in the Ogham alphabet , each made of straight lines . The writing was read from the ground upwards.
The Celtic Beauty • Celtic prophecy said “That a girl called Deirdre would bring ruin on Ireland , so she was locked away in a castle , yearning for freedom and her love , the kings nephew.
When they lived! • The Celts were people that lived in Europe from the eight century BC to the first century AD . They had a common language and culture , But lived in separate tribes , each with its own leader . The Greeks called them “Keltoi” , and so we know these people as the Celts .
When They Lived! • Archaeologists have made discoveries that have helped us to create images of these people .
Celtic beliefs • The Celts did not fear fate , as they believed that death was merely a passage from this life to a happy land where everyone lived in eternal bliss.
Festivals • The Celts celebrated 4 festivals each year . The 2 most important festivals were: • Samhain : Samhain was the Celtic New Year , Celabrated on the 1st of November . It marked the end of the grazing season and the Summer . It was a magical time . .
Festivals! • Beltane : Beltane was on the 1st of May It marked the day when cattle went into open grazing , Having been sheltered for the winter . These festivals were celebrated with banquets where there was much eating , drinking and music .
GOOD BYE EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!! • THE END