Ancient Picts - Pictish warriors often painted their bodies with a blue dye from a plant called "Woad". The woad would be painted in different shapes, such as animal. They were very fierce fighters, and the Romans feared them. Sometimes Celtic warriors would enter battle wearing nothing but woad and a necklace. This necklace would supposedly hold healing powers.
Celtic horse helmet Bronze-age protective headgear for a horse, exhibited in the Royal Scottish Museum / what would it be like to see horses running thru the forest with this on their heads and Celtic warriors on their backs!
Boudicca, Celtic warrior queen, lead a major uprising that nearly caused the Romans to retreat from what is now England. She rode into battle on a chariot with her grown daughters fighting at her side.
The Battersea Shield was found in the area around Chelsea Bridge, London. Dated to 350 BC, it seems that an object this elaborate would belong to a member of the warrior elite or even a Celtic chief. The Battersea shield is from the La Tene era which is characterised by the spirals, circles, interwoven knots and lattices that remain in modern Celtic art.
Interpretation of a Celtic warrior. Standing on the banks of the Menai Strait in Mona and cursing the Romans on the other side? At the end of the day it is not bravery, courage and determination that wins the day - it is the technical skill of your opponent. The Romans were certainly the leaders in this field. Isn't this the case in all wars?