In a message dated 5/14/99 8:29:50 PM Central Daylight Time, [log in to unmask]
<< >Hmm are you sure? Biologically speaking, hispanic, Indians (India), Arabs,
>Italians (mediterraneans), French, Hungarians are all considered Caucasions.
>Yet, they all look different. I hardly think an Italian being raised in
>Ireland would be culturally and biologically Celtic would he?
Can we back up a bit here?
What are the distinguishing characteristics of a Biological Celt? >>
Well this is plus, someone who actually seem to be on tune with the
discussion. I have a book here somehwhere that discusses the characteristics
of Bretons. It was a bit general though (if I remember correctly). Most of
Europe intermingles a great bit between Celts, Germans, and Romans, so they
may share many of the characteristics. However, some characterisitics
consistent in group of people or concentrated in one area would suggest a
common bond. Some one noted in the Isles around scotland there are distinct
characteristics to those people. We even had reports of blond hair blue eyes
I find it ironic, that there are other americans on this list that are not
2nd or 3rd generation who claim to be clets, and yet they may believe that
culture is more important. Well, change your views, because culturally you
are american, but you do have celtic blood. Right????
I believe Neil pointed out that you cannot just go to a festival and immerse
yourself in celtic culture and proclaim yourself culturally cletic. You may
be clet, but you are not culturally. I am not saying that Culture is the end
of all things, but you have to at least make more of a cursary effort at it.
I pursue my breton heritage through my blood relation, to learn the culture,
but I am not culturally breton. I would like to know more however.....