Since most people think of Scotland and Ireland when talking about the Celts, they don’t realize that the city of Paris was originally founded by Celtic Tribes. The Parisii people colonized the banks of the Seine River in at about 250 B.C. and are first mentioned in the Commentarii de Bello Gallico (Commentaries on the Gallic War) written by Julius Caesar, circa 58–49 BC.
The name Parisii may come from a proto-Celtic word conjectured by linguists and meaning ‘kettle,’ or ‘people of the kettle’. A tribe with a similar name existed in Britain. But there seems to be a debate about whether may have been a splinter group that migrated to Britain, or vice versa
The Parisii are said to have founded Paris as their an “oppidum” ( a Latin word meaning the main settlement in any administrative area of ancient Rome.) at Lutetia Parisiorum, on an island on the Seine.
However, more recent archaeological excavations at nearby, Nanterre have revealed signs of extensive urbanization and warrior tombs, which seems to suggest that it was the oppidum rather than the Paris, and would have offered a more easily defended location than Paris.
The Parisii buried their warrior dead with their chariots. The deceased would be placed in a wheeled vehicle before being interred beneath a square barrow, and both branches of the Parisii (British and Continental) followed this practice.
The Parisii apparently did not take part in the war against Julius Caesar’s legions, but seem to have accepted them as allies. This, along with trade along the river probably helped make them relatively prosperous and the Parisii even brought in specialists from Rome and from the East to help them mint their own coins of copper, bronze, silver or gold that were their currency.
Below: Parisii gold “stators” from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fellow Scotsman? Check out some of our products!
Nutdust Laddie is designed for the romantic man. With its characteristic woody smells, this manly fragrance attracts both men and women, drawn back to pure nature. Nutdust Laddie is great for any relationship, and if you find yourself not in a relationship; then there is real chance you soon will be!
- Available in two sizes (2 oz and 8 oz)
- 100% all natural ingredients and essential oils. No talc, cornstarch, heavy metals, or synthetics
- No clumping or chalky residue, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties also help keep skin clear and healthy
- Sandalwood and Bergamot, a nice woody scent for the romantic man.
- Made in Scotland using cast pewter
- Intricate Celtic knot and weave design—with no beginning or end, it represents eternity
- Sturdy and solid construction gives it a good weight
- Measures 3.5 inches by 2.63 inches and fits any standard kilt measuring 2.5 inches wide
- The Black Watch Tartan Kilt–Off the Rack offers the wearer affordable, classic highland elegance
- Made from 4-6 yards of tartan, it’s a standard kilt: it’s fully-lined, with belt loops, three straps, and buckles
- These kilts, made from homespun tartan, are handmade in Scotland on Old World looms for guaranteed authenticity
- This piece, featuring the iconic Black Watch tartan, is ideal for first-timers and highland dress enthusiasts on a budget
- Cotton lined for a wallet-friendly and eco-friendly, reusable, non-medical mask. Filters out bacteria and viruses while showcasing your favorite Scottish tartan patterns.
Adjustable ear loops, and metal nose piece will keep your mask in place for safety, and comfort. These soft, no-itch masks are machine wash and dryable.
Bring joy to you and others with this stylish everyday accessory. Easy flip out and mask-up design allows you to personalize your safety.
- Homemade Poncho Mask with Poly/Viscose Scottish tartans, its multi purpose use allows you to use it on your grocery runs and your next zoom meeting.