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[Wiccan Web] The Pictish Tattoo: Origins of a Myth

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By Richard Dibon-Smith

 

All the Britons dye themselves with woad, which produces a blue colour, and makes their appearance in battle more terrible. (J. Caesar, De Bello Gallico)

 

The above observation is the only remark Caesar ever made about Britons dyeing themselves, and apparently the only notice of this practice ever made by an eye-witness. . . . → Read More: The Pictish Tattoo: Origins of a Myth

 

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Guest Uthain the Mad

As ever, thanks for an informative link.

 

One question....why when ever anyone refers to iron age Britons they quickly translate that into Picts only? Iron Age Britons were a motley collection of tribes and kingdoms of which the Picts were just one, and Gaius the Rapist never made it out of Kent, so what does he really know?

 

Best wishes

Uthain

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