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    I've done some research and found out that the south-eastern part of Poland I come from could have originated as a land of Celtic peoples. This part of Poland and Western Ukraine is called Galicja (Galizien in German) and some historians argue that Galizien is the name of some Celtic tribe. There have been numerous excavations of Celtic artifact at archaeological sites in that area of Poland. The coat of arms of the Celts from this part of Europe was a black jackdaw seen on the shield of this warrior.

    A lot of history of early Slavic peoples or proto-Slavs is still murky because those barbarians didn't really develop proper written language (and thus historical records) until Christianisation of the region in 10 century A.D.

    I've always known that deep inside I'm a barbarian and it manifests itself in my habits, behavior, etc. I accept my barbarian identity though.



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    Here's a map showing the original distribution of European Celtic peoples in ancient times. As you can see it includes southern Poland and my home town. Today only British Isles and part of France have Celtic-speaking peoples (dark green).

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    Does this mean you'll change your name to The Gaesatae and start fighting in the nude?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Internautus III
    Here's a map showing the original distribution of European Celtic peoples in ancient times. As you can see it includes southern Poland and my home town. Today only British Isles and part of France have Celtic-speaking peoples (dark green).

    People still speak a form of Celtic in Brittany, I didn't know that. Very interesting

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    Internatus, please do change your screen name...it resembles my screen name a little too much. And I don't like competition. >.<
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intranetusa
    Internatus, please do change your screen name...it resembles my screen name a little too much. And I don't like competition. >.<
    OK, my new name is Colossus...with a Greek spelling.
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    Well, I can top your Celtic origin, as I am almost certainly Germanic, and we all know the Germanic tribes kicked the Celtic tribes as*es just about everytime they met.
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    Quote Originally Posted by General Appo
    Well, I can top your Celtic origin, as I am almost certainly Germanic, and we all know the Germanic tribes kicked the Celtic tribes as*es just about everytime they met.
    Good for you
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    I'm a genuine Celt. No maybe about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primative1
    I'm a genuine Celt. No maybe about it.
    You painted barbarian. Since when is your naked tribe connected to the Internet?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kολοσσός
    You painted barbarian. Since when is your naked tribe connected to the Internet?!
    Got to move with the times man.
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    I am from Austria, origin 500 years ago in Silesia, i could be a Slavonian, a Germanian, a Celtic or a Green Rabbit... who cares, maybe i am a little bit of everything...

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    I'm not a Celt though. I have no idea where the finno-ugric tribes originate (Scandinavia? Baltics? NW Russia?), so i can't connect myself to any EB factions. Too bad, but it also means i can lay off the nationalism
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnhughthom
    People still speak a form of Celtic in Brittany, I didn't know that. Very interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by General Appo
    Well, I can top your Celtic origin, as I am almost certainly Germanic, and we all know the Germanic tribes kicked the Celtic tribes as*es just about everytime they met.
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    Quote Originally Posted by General Appo
    Well, I can top your Celtic origin, as I am almost certainly Germanic, and we all know the Germanic tribes kicked the Celtic tribes as*es just about everytime they met.
    Hey you, give us back London!
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    It would be good to be a decendent of a powerful warlord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom0
    It would be good to be a decendent of a powerful warlord.
    Aren't something like 10-25% of all men descended from Genghis Khan? Swear I read that somewhere....
    Anyway I think if you dig back far enough, the amount of migrations and stuff that have gone on over the centuries means most people could probably claim descendancy from most of the major groups going around.
    I'm from one of those Dark Green regions (well, the other side of the river), but I'm pretty sure there's a hell of a lot more Roman, Turkish, Russian, Norman etc etc etc blood in me than celtic :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by overweightninja
    Aren't something like 10-25% of all men descended from Genghis Khan? Swear I read that somewhere....
    Anyway I think if you dig back far enough, the amount of migrations and stuff that have gone on over the centuries means most people could probably claim descendancy from most of the major groups going around.
    I'm from one of those Dark Green regions (well, the other side of the river), but I'm pretty sure there's a hell of a lot more Roman, Turkish, Russian, Norman etc etc etc blood in me than celtic :p
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    That's exactly what I was going to say. Looking back 2,000 years to whoever inhabited the land you currently reside in doesn't say anything for ones ancestry! I know my immediate ancestry is Italian and Welsh, but that doesn't necessarily mean I'm descended from the Romans or the Silurii! Who knows where my family was before they went to Italy or came to Wales.

    Everyone's from Africa originally, anyway!

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    I think that about 1/2 of Europe's (and America's) population could be of Celtic orign. Most of these people could also be of Roman or Germanic orign - or of all three together.

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    If we're going to be like that, I would put money on most of Europe and North America's population having a bit of every ethnic group that was in the region or traded with it. Because people are like that.

    Still, you could look at it a different way and celebrate the newly named Collossos discovering his potential Celtic past.

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    Considering how few people existed just a couple of hundreds of years ago, a man living around AD 1 could easily be forefather to like 50% of Europe´s population, so a lot of people are probably decendent from some famous guy.
    But anyway, Germanic people rules!!! Woho!! Yiha!! Yaay!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by General Appo
    Considering how few people existed just a couple of hundreds of years ago, a man living around AD 1 could easily be forefather to like 50% of Europe´s population, so a lot of people are probably decendent from some famous guy.
    If there was only 2 men living in Europe at 1 AD, then yes. Otherwise, no.
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    I've seen articles about this principle, and even with a few million competing men in the original generation most of the population end up sharing ancestors over a few thousand years. After all, people generally try to avoid marrying cousins (I know it used to happen a lot more often, but you get the idea of what I'm saying here, I hope) so the shared 'ancestry' will spread very far over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overweightninja
    Aren't something like 10-25% of all men descended from Genghis Khan? Swear I read that somewhere....
    Anyway I think if you dig back far enough, the amount of migrations and stuff that have gone on over the centuries means most people could probably claim descendancy from most of the major groups going around.
    I'm from one of those Dark Green regions (well, the other side of the river), but I'm pretty sure there's a hell of a lot more Roman, Turkish, Russian, Norman etc etc etc blood in me than celtic :p
    Cheers
    I don't know about that but Charles Bronson the actor certainly was which I found very surprising. I've always wondered about his striking Asiatic features and slanted eyes. Well guess what, his daddy was a Crimean Tatar. The mother was not but the dad's genes dominate his appearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blank
    If there was only 2 men living in Europe at 1 AD, then yes. Otherwise, no.
    That´s just stupid. Let´s say there were only 2 men and 2 women in Europe at 1 AD. Each man get a couple of kids, and these kids grow up and and marries someone. Who? The other guys kids! And when they have kids both the original men are their ancestors, so after only 2 generations everybody shares the same ancestor. Multiply both the number of men and the number of years by a couple of thousands, and you´ll see that the principle stays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kολοσσός
    I don't know about that but Charles Bronson the actor certainly was which I found very surprising. I've always wondered about his striking Asiatic features and slanted eyes. Well guess what, his daddy was a Crimean Tatar. The mother was not but the dad's genes dominate his appearance.

    His father was a Lipka (Lithuanian) Tartar. And his mother a Lithuanian-American

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    he is uuugly bugly!
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    Probably Seleukid origin here, but who cares nowadays?
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