Queer & Celtic

Queer & Celtic

There are 13 comments on the EDGE story from Dec 15, 2013, titled Queer & Celtic. In it, EDGE reports that:

Published by Minneapolis, MN-based Squares and Rebels Press, which primarily promotes literary works by LGBT poets and writers "who have a strong connection to the Midwest," "Queer & Celtic," a new collection of Irish memories, poetry, essays, plays, and short stories, is a powerful reflection on family, community, and Celtic culture.

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david traversa

Rosario, Argentina

#1 Dec 15, 2013
Nothing on earth like a Celt .. sizzling stuff ..

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#2 Dec 15, 2013
david traversa wrote:
Nothing on earth like a Celt .. sizzling stuff ..
The Celts don't exist anymore.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#3 Dec 15, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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The Celts don't exist anymore.
Welsh and Bretons.

Since: May 12

Livonia, MI

#4 Dec 16, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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The Celts don't exist anymore.
If I don't exist anymore, why am I still paying taxes?
LIbEralS

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Dec 16, 2013
DragonHung wrote:
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If I don't exist anymore, why am I still paying taxes?
Hey, death and taxes are the 2 givens here on Obama's earth. Nothing says that the second one ends just because you don't exist.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Dec 16, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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The Celts don't exist anymore.
You are wrong. They still exist in groups in various places. The Celts included Scotts, Irish, Welsh, and some English.
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In some parts of the UK they still at times speak the old language.
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http://www.americeltic.net/people.html Celt generally refers to people from Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Scotland, the Isle of Mann, Brittany (in France), as well as Galicia and Asturias in Spain. But most of the peoples of Europe, with the exception of Italy, southern Spain and Greece, are Celtic in varying amounts.
...Celts originated in Central Europe, and left a strong legacy of Celtic culture in Switzerland, Austria and Hungary. Scandinavians, Germans and Slavs generally have evolved from the older Celtic peoples that once dominated part of the Balkans, Spain and northward throughout Europe and parts of northwest Asia.
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http://www.leyline.org/cra/celts.html The word Celt (kelt) was first used by the Greeks in the 6th century BC to refer to the tribes of peoples scattered across Europe north of the Alps and the River Danube. These peoples, connected by a common language, were free-spirited, fierce warriors renowned for their metal work, love of talk and feasting, and spirituality (embodied by their priest-class, the Druids), but they were primarily known to the Greeks and Romans as fierce adversaries.
...At the height of their power the Celtic tribes dominated Europe from the Black Sea to the British Isles, from Galicia in northwest Spain to Galatia in modern-day Turkey. They sacked Rome in 387 BC and large portions of Greece, including the holy city of Delphi, a hundred years later. But the Celts, possibly because of their wonderful love of freedom, never organized into a unified, coherent society as the Greeks and Romans did. And it was their downfall.
david traversa

Villa Angelica, Argentina

#8 Dec 16, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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The Celts don't exist anymore.
I meant , of course , their descendants .. genes play an important part in how we look and act .. always considering there's no such thing as a " pure " race .

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#9 Dec 16, 2013
Sangelia wrote:
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You are wrong. They still exist in groups in various places. The Celts included Scotts, Irish, Welsh, and some English.
.
In some parts of the UK they still at times speak the old language.
.
http://www.americeltic.net/people.html Celt generally refers to people from Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Scotland, the Isle of Mann, Brittany (in France), as well as Galicia and Asturias in Spain. But most of the peoples of Europe, with the exception of Italy, southern Spain and Greece, are Celtic in varying amounts.
...Celts originated in Central Europe, and left a strong legacy of Celtic culture in Switzerland, Austria and Hungary. Scandinavians, Germans and Slavs generally have evolved from the older Celtic peoples that once dominated part of the Balkans, Spain and northward throughout Europe and parts of northwest Asia.
.
http://www.leyline.org/cra/celts.html The word Celt (kelt) was first used by the Greeks in the 6th century BC to refer to the tribes of peoples scattered across Europe north of the Alps and the River Danube. These peoples, connected by a common language, were free-spirited, fierce warriors renowned for their metal work, love of talk and feasting, and spirituality (embodied by their priest-class, the Druids), but they were primarily known to the Greeks and Romans as fierce adversaries.
...At the height of their power the Celtic tribes dominated Europe from the Black Sea to the British Isles, from Galicia in northwest Spain to Galatia in modern-day Turkey. They sacked Rome in 387 BC and large portions of Greece, including the holy city of Delphi, a hundred years later. But the Celts, possibly because of their wonderful love of freedom, never organized into a unified, coherent society as the Greeks and Romans did. And it was their downfall.
And in modern times, don't forget Scottish communities in Cape Breton, Irish people in Newfoundland and some other places and Welsh people in Patagonia, all areas where there is a strong identification with ancestral culture (mostly due to remoteness). And the Galicians don't speak Celtic but their music and culture also has strong Celtic influence as part of their heritage.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#10 Dec 16, 2013
david traversa wrote:
<quoted text>I meant , of course , their descendants .. genes play an important part in how we look and act .. always considering there's no such thing as a " pure " race .
Except perhaps the Basque people.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#12 Dec 17, 2013
I'm gay and Scotch Irish. Hip hip HOORAY!!!!!!!!

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#13 Dec 17, 2013
Brown Lipstick wrote:
Or the Ashkenazis, eh snyper?
The Basque are one of only three genetically unique peoples on the planet, AND the only linguistically unique.

You are an idiot, ya know.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#14 Dec 17, 2013
snyper wrote:
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The Basque are one of only three genetically unique peoples on the planet, AND the only linguistically unique.
You are an idiot, ya know.
You are incorrect about linguistically unique, however. There are quite a number of language isolates. The one with the most speakers is probably Korean, which has not definitely been related to anything. Some of the isolates are dying, which is truly unfortunate. A good example here in Canada is the Haida language which has fewer and fewer speakers as time goes on.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#16 Dec 17, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
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You are incorrect about linguistically unique, however. There are quite a number of language isolates. The one with the most speakers is probably Korean, which has not definitely been related to anything. Some of the isolates are dying, which is truly unfortunate. A good example here in Canada is the Haida language which has fewer and fewer speakers as time goes on.
The Basque is the oldest that we know of. I should have qualified it, I guess.

It's been too many years (decades <blush>) since my AnthroLing studies.

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