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  1. in the whole topic u are discussing the lusitanians civilization and throwing things unique to Callaecian civilization in there, that was my point. the whole thread could be called "For a new faction, Gallaecia" and it would be more accurate... there was no writing in Callaecia before the romans so details are scarce, but there are a few texts from the romans with relevant info I do not have the time to engage in this project , but i feel this is relevant for this thread edit: i can search for relevant texts and mabe even translate a few portuguese ones if there is interest just from wikipedia theres already some good excerpts: "...then the Vettonians and the Vaccaeans, through whose territory the Durius [Douro] River flows, which affords a crossing at Acutia, a city of the Vaccaeans; and last, the Callaicans, [Gallaicans] who occupy a very considerable part of the mountainous country. For this reason, since they were very hard to fight with, the Callaicans themselves have not only furnished the surname for the man who defeated the Lusitanians [meaning Decimus Junius Brutus Callaicus, Roman general] but they have also brought it about that now, already, the most of the Lusitanians are called Callaicans." "Rich Gallaecia sent its youths, wise in the knowledge of divination by the entrails of beasts, by feathers and flames— who, now crying out the barbarian song of their native tongue, now alternately stamping the ground in their rhythmic dances until the ground rang, and accompanying the playing with sonorous caetrae" (a caetra was a small type of shield used in the region). also may be relevant, a virtual tour of citania de briteiros, explore the ruins in your browser http://citania.csarmento.uminho.pt/default.asp?language=2 spanish study: https://www4.uwm.edu/celtic/ekeltoi/volumes/vol6/6_12/olivares_6_12.html regarding gods: https://www4.uwm.edu/celtic/ekeltoi/volumes/vol6/6_12/olivares_6_12.html regarding language: http://www.ancient-celts.com/languagesceltiberian2.html
  2. some text regarding viking encounters with callaecia http://legiaoinvicta.blogspot.pt/2005/11/vikings-na-gallaecia.html in modern days theres some separatist groups defending we should split portugal and parts of spain and recreate a northern country i think it would be worth a new civ just for callaecia
  3. Hi i worked in a museum regarding this, Castros were not from lusitania, they are characetristic from callaecia, the northwestern iberian civilization i can give some info regarding this Gallaeci (people) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallaeci Gallaecia (place) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallaecia Culture https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castro_culture Breogan - a possible hero https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breog%C3%A1n Pedralva's Colossos - probably a fertility god, mysterious statue from a castro https://lusophia.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/dsc01388.jpg
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