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    How Similar is Celtic and Germanic Culture and Physical Appearance?

    My apologies if this post repeats any previous post ahead of time. I am new here so please bear with me.

    I've always thought of Celtic and Germanic culture to be, from an ethnic standpoint, very similar.

    For example, I am a 100% admixture of Celtic and Germanic. Because my heritage includes every country from the British Isles, as well as Germany, Holland, and France....it would seem to me that I can't really separate the Germanic side of me from the Celtic side!! Basically, I see myself as 100% Germanic overall....am I wrong?

    The two cultures have similar myths and art. Celts and Germanics LOOK almost identical to me....

    Is there really that much of a distinction? I'd be very interested in hearing the input from those who know a lot more about this topic than I do!

    Thank you very much.

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    Physically there is virtually no difference

    Culturally it is greater but not that great

    I can think of few countries more culturally similar to Ireland than England

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    Quote Originally Posted by Den groda View Post
    Physically there is virtually no difference

    Culturally it is greater but not that great

    I can think of few countries more culturally similar to Ireland than England
    So, do you see the two as the same? For example, can a person belong to this website who is say....100% Irish or Welsh?

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    I put most emphasis on racial identity so yes I virtually do

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    Quote Originally Posted by fnpdocgrrl View Post
    So, do you see the two as the same? For example, can a person belong to this website who is say....100% Irish or Welsh?
    Well I think it more has to do if they identify with being Germanic, I think we may have discussed this before but I'm not sure where the thread is.

    Since most Irish seem to identify with being Celtic and not Germanic I think there is where the stumbling block is so to speak. I might be wrong but I think it based more on cultural identity than racial identity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Den groda View Post
    I put most emphasis on racial identity so yes I virtually do
    Thank you. I was wondering about this for a long time. I have another question....how would I determine which subrace I belong to? Based on my ancestry alone....it is my guess that I am some mix of Alpinid and Nordid.

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpearBrave View Post
    Well I think it more has to do if they identify with being Germanic, I think we may have discussed this before but I'm not sure where the thread is.

    Since most Irish seem to identify with being Celtic and not Germanic I think there is where the stumbling block is so to speak. I might be wrong but I think it based more on cultural identity than racial identity.
    How about for the person that identifies themselves as both? That's how I see myself...and the understanding I have of both cultures is that they are extremely similar in nearly every way.

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    that's ridiculous, if you strictly go off of the racial identity of people. There are dark haired people capable of producing blonde hair offspring, with the right people. My ancestry has had a recent irish addition, but that still doesn't denote the fact or the matter my dna is germanic.

    Irish and English have quite a good amount of genetic ties. the difference is culture, and language.

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    "Germanic" is not even a race. Maybe it used to be that way, but now it's just a cultural group. Even different "Germanics" don't look alike - the typical Scandinavian look is very different from the English look.

    So no, I wouldn't have a problem raising a family with a Celt or a Slav or a fair-skinned South European. The differences are mostly cultural, and those can easily be overcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gall-Gaidheal View Post
    that's ridiculous, if you strictly go off of the racial identity of people. There are dark haired people capable of producing blonde hair offspring, with the right people. My ancestry has had a recent irish addition, but that still doesn't denote the fact or the matter my dna is germanic.

    Irish and English have quite a good amount of genetic ties. the difference is culture, and language.
    Is this directed at me?

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