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A board dedicated to the mysterious Picts of Scotland.

Steven Seidman
Celtic and Pictish - early Celts and their priests, the Druids, had their own form of alphabet known as “Ogam Bethluisnion”, which was an extremely simple alphabet used more for carving into wood and stone, than for general writing, while Pictish artwork was later adopted by the Celts, especially throughout Ireland

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Ancient Alphabets. Thedan Script - used extensively by Gardnerian Witches Runic Alphabets - they served for divinatory and ritual purposes, as well as the more practical use; there are three main...

The Brandsbutt Stone, Inverurie, Scotland. A large block of whinstone, measuring 1.07 metres (3.5 ft) high, 1.27 metres (4.2 ft) wide and 0.91 metres (3.0 ft) deep, the stone had been broken up and used in the construction of a dry stone dyke prior to 1866. The stone, now reassembled, bears two incised pictish symbols, a crescent and v-rod and a serpent and z-rod, as well as an inscription in Ogham.

The Brandsbutt Stone, Inverurie, Scotland. A large block of whinstone, measuring 1.07 metres (3.5 ft) high, 1.27 metres (4.2 ft) wide and 0.91 metres (3.0 ft) deep, the stone had been broken up and used in the construction of a dry stone dyke prior to 1866. The stone, now reassembled, bears two incised pictish symbols, a crescent and v-rod and a serpent and z-rod, as well as an inscription in Ogham.

Pictish raven brooch in bog oak Bo019

Pictish Rune Meanings

The Picts were a group of early Mediaeval Celtic people, who would adorn themselves from head to toe in tattoos of ancient Pictish symbols. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The Picts were a group of early Mediaeval Celtic people, who would adorn themselves from head to toe in tattoos of ancient Pictish symbols. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

clothing of the Picts - Google Search ... looks like it may be early Scottish and not Pict? But then you have to think at some point, they could have cross cultured?

The Celts

Distribution of Pictish stones and graffiti. Click to enlarge in pop-up window

History / Europe

Pope Gelasius II granted remission of sins to all those who took part and thus laid the basis for the full recognition of Spain as a legitimate area of crusade by Eugenius Ill's revised crusading Bull, Divina dispositione (1148). Thus the twelfth century saw the full panoply of crusading warfare reach the Iberian peninsula. […]

One of 26 pictish carved stones dating from the late eighth to the late tenth…

One of 26 pictish carved stones dating from the late eighth to the late tenth…

Pictish stones of Scotland at the Meigle Museum. One of the largest collections of Pictish Carved Stones in Scotland is gathered together in the Museum in the old schoolhouse in the village of Meigle, in Perthshire.
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Meigle Pictish Stones Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland

Information about and images of the Meigle Pictish Stones museum in Perthshire on Undiscovered Scotland.

A DNA study of Britons shows that, genetically, there is not a unique Celtic group of people in the UK.

DNA study shows Celts are not a unique genetic group

A DNA study of Britons shows that, genetically, there is not a unique Celtic group of people in the UK.

Spoon decorated with a dog's head, part of the St. Ninian's Isle treasure, Scotland, ca. 8th Century CE.

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Cairns predominate over barrows in the north of Scotland. Cairns often contain a number of individual burials, sometimes 5 to 6. Barrows almost always contain only one burial. A cemetery may contain both cairns & barrows, usually 3rd-6th centuries CE. After this date, burials in unenclosed Pictish cemeteries become less common, new burials being related to church sites. Bodies are placed east-west with the head to the west. Almost all Pictish burials are unadorned with grave goods.

Pictish Burial Practices and Remains

by Roland Spencer-Jones (NOSAS) These notes are in preparation for NOSAS field trips to two recognised Pictish cemeteries in the Highland region – Garbeg near Drumnadrochit on Saturday 1st November…

Silver plaques found at Norries Law, Fife Scotland,  ca. 300-900 CE.

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Silver plaques found at Norries Law, Fife Scotland (early medieval period 300-900 A.D.) http://www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/national_museum/exhibitions/creative_spirit.aspx

Pictish bear on a stone cross-slab found near the churchyard at Meigle (Perth and Kinross)

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