+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 28 of 28

Thread: How Similar is Celtic and Germanic Culture and Physical Appearance?

  1. #21
    Account Inactive
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Last Online
    Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 @ 06:09 AM
    Ethnicity
    Ethnicity
    Ancestry
    Ancestry
    Gender
    Age
    36
    Posts
    2,129
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,488
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    121
    Thanked in
    101 Posts
    Germanic Caledonians? Germany part of Gaul? That is how it was.

  2. #22
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Last Online
    1 Week Ago @ 10:48 PM
    Ethnicity
    Anglo-American
    Ancestry
    England,Ireland,Scotland,Germany
    Country
    United States United States
    Gender
    Posts
    16
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    6
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    16
    Thanked in
    6 Posts
    Germanics and Celts are the most similar people genetically and culturally. But there are distinct differences,such as in myth.
    Teutonic gloom overspreads Teutonic Mythology. Odin and his Asa clan live ever under the shadow of Ragnarok, "The Dusk of the gods". This gloom hangs heavily as northern storm-clouds over early "Teutonic"literature. It haunts the Eddas and Sagas; it permeates Anglo-Saxon poetry. Dr. Clark Hall says of Beowulf, "There is undoubtedly less colour about the second part than the first, and more gloom. The habit of foreboding which is noticeable in Part I is so prominent in Part II as to give a general tone of fatalistic hopelessness to it. Sunshine and shadow no longer alternate shadow is over all." The same comment might be applied with equal force to the Nibelungenlied. Although "gloomy" and "Celtic" have become synonymous terms of late years, yet Celtic (Irish) Mythology and old Gaelic literature both in Scotland and in Ireland strike, in comparison with what is termed Teutonic, a brighter and more cheerful note. It may be that the gloom is aboriginal--pre-Celtic and pre-Teutonic--a shadow of primitive but persistent mental habits.

    Comparisons may also be drawn between Teutonic and Greek Mythologies. But these will be found to be of slighter character. Those elements, common to both, which are not Asiatic may be of early Mediterranean origin, for as ancient cities lie below ancient cities) so do ancient mythologies rest upon the wrecks of others of still greater antiquity. As Jubainville has shown in Le Cycle Mythologique Irlandais et la Mythologie Celtique, Greek and Celtic are closely related and mainly of common origin. They are children of one mother; but Scandinavian Mythology cannot be regarded as other than a distant relation.
    In all three Mythologies there is a central Nature-myth tragedy. In Greek it is the slaying of Night by Dawn. Hermes, surnamed Argeiphontes, in his character as Dawn-god, slays Argus, the many-eyed, who is Night, with a round stone, which is the Sun. In Celtic (Irish) Mythology the Dawn-god, Lugh, kills Balor of the Evil-eye, who is Night, with the same round sun-stone. The myth also applies to the slaying of Winter by Summer and of Evil by Good. The tragedy of Scandinavian Mythology, on the other hand, is the slaying of Day (or Summer) by Night (or Winter). Blind Hoder shoots Balder (in his Edda character as Summer Sun-god) with the wintry mistletoe-arrow. He is prompted by Loke, the Scandinavian Mephistopheles, who plots to hasten the downfall of the gods. Light is thus overcome by Darkness, Summer by Winter, and Good by Evil.

    http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/tml/tml05.htm

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Etain For This Useful Post:


  4. #23
    Account Inactive
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Last Online
    Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 @ 06:09 AM
    Ethnicity
    Ethnicity
    Ancestry
    Ancestry
    Gender
    Age
    36
    Posts
    2,129
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,488
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    121
    Thanked in
    101 Posts
    Celtic stories are somewhat gruesome and macabre. I don't see that in Greco-Roman stories so much, but the Germanic story where Loki is constantly attacked by a bird trying to eat his liver would seem to fit with them, as does having the world made from the body of Ymir.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Rodskarl Dubhgall For This Useful Post:


  6. #24
    Senior Member Aelfgar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Last Online
    4 Weeks Ago @ 11:27 AM
    Ethnicity
    English
    Ancestry
    8/16 English, 1/16 Scott. English, 3/16 Irish English, 4/16 Irish
    Country
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Location
    England
    Gender
    Politics
    Nationalist / Eclectic
    Religion
    Agnostic
    Posts
    551
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    440
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    371
    Thanked in
    233 Posts
    On average, the Irish have certain looks which are not so common in England. But any individual native of one country can easily pass in the other. The Scots and Welsh can go either way.

    The Irish singer Enya is my idea of a classic Celt: https://mairedubhtx.files.wordpress....-one-hand1.jpg

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Aelfgar For This Useful Post:


  8. #25
    Account Inactive
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Last Online
    Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 @ 06:09 AM
    Ethnicity
    Ethnicity
    Ancestry
    Ancestry
    Gender
    Age
    36
    Posts
    2,129
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,488
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    121
    Thanked in
    101 Posts
    I've never found that phenotype in Ireland to be particularly Celtic. It seems Mediterranean. Here's my idea of native Irish, in Colm Meaney:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	how201-durant-560.jpg 
Views:	17 
Size:	46.0 KB 
ID:	113448

    See also Brendan Gleeson:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	113097.jpg 
Views:	15 
Size:	9.1 KB 
ID:	113449

  9. #26
    Proffessional Hickerbilly
    "Friend of Germanics"
    Skadi Funding Member

    SpearBrave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Status
    Available
    Ethnicity
    American of German decent
    Ancestry
    Bavaria/Switzerland
    Country
    Other Other
    State
    Kentucky Kentucky
    Location
    Central
    Gender
    Age
    52
    Zodiac Sign
    Libra
    Family
    In a steady relationship
    Occupation
    Kunstschmiede
    Politics
    Self-Reliance
    Religion
    Asatru
    Posts
    4,113
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    902
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    459
    Thanked in
    233 Posts
    I think if we are looking at modern Irish they have a lot of Germanic admixture from the Anglo/Saxons and Norse, so genetically they are going to be very similar.
    Life is like a fire hydrant- sometimes you help people put out their fires, but most of the time you just get peed on by every dog in the neighborhood.

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to SpearBrave For This Useful Post:


  11. #27
    New Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Last Online
    Thursday, April 19th, 2018 @ 03:07 AM
    Ethnicity
    German
    Country
    Germany Germany
    Gender
    Occupation
    Lawyer
    Politics
    Central
    Religion
    Christian
    Posts
    5
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    4
    Thanked in
    2 Posts
    Both Celtic and Germanic People were described as extremley White, pale by the ancient Romans and Greeks. Keep in mind that blondism, blue eyes were also common among ancient Romans and Greeks. Many of the Roman emperor were blond, but it was not the norm or the average like among Germanics. Both the Celts and the Germanics lived in parts of Europe were they were rarely exposed to the sun. However with trained eyes you can see different between a blond Irish or a Scottish person and a typical German. For example these US-American men I would not mistake for a German. They have the typical look you find in the UK or Ireland.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	17 
Size:	218.3 KB 
ID:	113460

    or this other White American man with a Scottish name- Brandon McMillan.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	9437ae935f54504a6f2a4975259bee3f.jpg 
Views:	14 
Size:	108.3 KB 
ID:	113461

  12. #28
    Account Inactive
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Last Online
    Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 @ 06:09 AM
    Ethnicity
    Ethnicity
    Ancestry
    Ancestry
    Gender
    Age
    36
    Posts
    2,129
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,488
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    121
    Thanked in
    101 Posts
    Dale Earnhardt looks as much Irish as he does German.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Similar Threads

  1. Gauls: A Celtic-Germanic Mix destroyed by Roman Culture
    By Skarpherdin in forum Anthropogeny & Ethnogenesis
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: Wednesday, April 18th, 2018, 08:18 AM
  2. Celtic Assimilation Into Germanic Culture
    By Fionn in forum Germanic & Indo-Germanic Origins
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: Wednesday, April 18th, 2018, 07:46 AM
  3. Personality Judgments Based on Physical Appearance
    By Matrix in forum Psychology, Behavior, & Neuroscience
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Sunday, February 7th, 2010, 07:40 PM
  4. Why do Arabs and Africans differ so greatly in physical appearance?
    By OneEnglishNorman in forum Physical Anthropology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Wednesday, June 28th, 2006, 08:24 PM
  5. Feminism, gender-roles and the relation of physical appearance to the above
    By Nordhammer in forum Men, Women, & Relationships
    Replies: 84
    Last Post: Monday, August 9th, 2004, 07:57 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •