|The British Isles: Ireland, Man, Scotland, Wales... (earthobservatory.nasa.gov)|
|Danu the wee folk (amayodruid)|
The Irish, Welsh, Scots, and other peoples who regard themselves as Celtic cousins are in fact ancient Bretons, who include the original English peoples.
|It's Galway Che, Irish revolutionary|
|Che Ernesto Guevara Lynch's statue is located in Galway, Ireland (lonelyplanet.com)|
He said that Victorian experts made a big mistake in assuming that what we now call the modern Celtic languages were actually from those European Celts.
|Rebel "Galway Che" Lynch (drivebyplanet.com)|
|"Celtic Buddhism" in Ireland? It has already caught on among disaffected Irish-American Catholics in a big way. (Savaripa family/CelticBuddhism.org)|
"And in that happening, the English have lost some sense of their individual identity."
|Who are the Bretons?|
|Video stills from "The Celts"|
|Druid, pagan, alien? Sweden (Saffan Anderson)|
The appeal of being a Celt has not diminished over the centuries. Their leaders were men and women of legend -- King Arthur of the Britons, the Warrior Queen Boudicca, and Vercingetorix the Gaul.
However, few people understand who the Celts actually were or what their true legacy is.
This powerful series cuts through the romanticism and clichéd images to give a true picture of Celtic culture. Presenter Richard Rudgley follows the trail back to pre-Roman times, looking into every aspect of Celtic life to show how they adapted to change.
|Stonehenge at Sunset (MPanchenko/livescience.com)|