The germanic tribes developed none of these traits. Me thinks we need a DNA test.
They have a rooster as their national emblem. The Germanic and Celtic tribes were related -- in fact Germanus in latin means authentic or genuine and was used to call them the Genuine Celts.
posted on 02/16/2004 1:55:09 AM PST
To: Cronos; ijcr
According to the Greeks, who met up with the Celts long before the Romans came out of their caves, the Germans were simply the tributary tribes to the Celtic overlords in their area.
Several different events drove the Celts out of Central and Eastern Europe into the Mediterranean, and thence to Iberia and the West. These events were described by the Greeks as "German revolts".
It is an error to confound the Germans with the Celts.
posted on 11/27/2008 6:02:20 PM PST
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