On Thursday, 15/02/96 Tom McClive wrote about composite culture:
>and in france, what about the breton, provencal, corsican, basque,
>catalan, and alsaceans?
You're absolutely right, Tom.
I'm Alsatian and a great part of Alsatian Culture has deep celtic roots.
There are people who consider we are French, other even today think we are
Germans but only few of them know:
- Alsatia is supposed to have meant 'the Kingdom of El, an old local celtic
god of youth and beauty
- River Rhine, pronounced rin (alsatian dialect) also means dangerous waters
in its celtic origin
- the so-called Pagan Wall built by Proto-Celtic settelments in the Alsatian
Mountains generated many Myth and Legends
- Statue of Liberty was Made in Alsace and therefore contains the cetic spirit
of Miss Alsace
- Meteor beer tastes very good
As a Celt, i would never be able to associate my Alsatian roots with a defintion
of nationality because the concept of nation has no celtic translation.
Much diversity but with deep links inherited from our old common heritage,
that's what we all have.
Greetings from Bavaria, the land of the Boii.