LOVE history! LOL
Yep, the Celts were picked off kind of one by one after the two largest tribes were finally defeated. Caesar knew that if he couldn't get rid of the two brothers... their names started with a "D" darn it.. GEEZ I hate my memory, wait, let me see if there's anything on-line...
here's a combination of what Mark and I have been saying: http://www.wsu.edu/~dee/MA/CELTS.HTM
and yes, Caesar aligned with many Celtic and Gallic groups, but he turned traitor to them all, using his alliances to pick off tribes so that none would come to their aid and then he'd pick off the tribes he'd allied with. Kind of an ingenious strategy. He also had his men learn the ways of the Celts and Gauls so that they wouldn't fear them in warfare, as the Celts kind of didn't play by rules of war. They were very unpredictable, scary even, plenty full of whatever the druids had made them drink so they wouldn't have fear in battles.
THERE we go! one of the brothers' names was Dumnorix the other was a name with a D also... but I learned something new in the looking up... this article says they were Helvetii, from the Swiss region, and migrating. Man I'd loved to have been a historian of those times! http://www.athenapub.com/caesarg1.htm
I read a translation of Julius Caesar's notes on the Gauls and he'd spent a long time figuring out how to defeat them and stop them from invading Rome.
Was it Haran you said you weren't trusting of, Mark?
Here's a copy of a map of the regions the Celts covered in their time: http://www.martinfrost.ws/htmlfiles/gaz ... ml#Origins
La Tene and Halstatt on the maps are two EXTREMELY important archeological sites. Halstatt has a meaning that is derived from the word Salt because there was good salt mining in that region. La Tene archeological digs brought out some of the most outstanding metal work ever seen from that time period... And indeed, if you really want ugly twisting of history, the swastika is found in the metal work from La Tene. Hitler knew of this because of the archeology, and used it to show how the Germans were superior due (unusually) in part to the connection with the Celtic history to the Germanii tribes. So many things that link up in history. Just mind boggling isn't it? And the Celts were somehow linked back to the Aryans, (of the MidEast) by Hitler. And unbeknownst to Hitler (as DNA technology was non-existent.) there is indeed a link, and dear god that doesn't mean we should all run out and start being neo-nazi... because we ALL link back to the African DNA if we go back far enough. http://dnaancestryonline.com/the-indo-european-celt/
Here are some of the Celt place names that still exist in France and Belgium today... there are of course more that exist in Switzerland and Germany, but for now, I'm unable to find them. I remember the Danube River was one of them, and of course, the whole COUNTRY is named after the Germanii (plow-man) tribes. OH! I just learned something! (yay me) I did not know the word Iron is the German pronunciation of the Celtic word Iam for the same metal. Well there we go! http://www.tartanplace.com/saintpatrick ... ename.html
Anyone here ever crossed the Asterix and Obelix comics? I used to LOVE those! They are SO funny and SO on point!http://www.asterix.com/