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Re: artsednet-digest V2 #542

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Mon, 19 Jan 1998 20:00:27 EST

Hi! I am Donna in Maine, where all the ice is. I teach a unit on Celtic art.
I went to Scotland a couple of years ago. The blue tatooing that the Celtic
warriors wore remember Braveheart and the types of hand weapons make good
lessons. The shields were called Targes. Also, the helmets were the ones
with the horns. My third graders loved making them and painting them silver.
Celtic cross is another symbol. It integrates the circle which represents the
sun. The ancient symbols were carved on them. They were everywhere, not just
in graveyards. There were some huge ones. I saw Scottish castles. I saw
many stone circles, some which are still used in ceremony in the islands.
Robert the Bruce was a king of Scotland and Mary Queen of Scots who was
beheaded by her cousin Queen Elizabeth. Quite a history. The Celts were in
the north of Scotland, they called the Britts in the south of Scotland. There
is also an artist,architectect, and furniture maker Rene MacIntosh he is a
cult figure in Great Britian now with the young people and artists. How about
the the myths like the lockness monster, fairies,(which they still believe
in), harpies, there are so many more creatures and myths. I hope this will
inspire something for you to work with.
Good Luck
Donna From Maine