On Similarity of Perception of Celts and Peoples of Caucasus

Ketevan Sikharulidze


The article covers the brief history of migration of Celts to the European Continent. It is mentioned that the Irish are their direct descendants and thus, Celtic mythology and religious perceptions have been maintained in Irish sagas best of all. The tradition according to which Celts used to cut off and keep the enemy’s head is emphasized. Similar custom of the Caucasus population is described and an assumption is made that similarity of these beliefs may be the result of contacts of Celts and Caucasian peoples in anscient times.

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