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Celtic bronze disc with yin yang whorl in a triskele arrangement spawning three stylized bird heads; on display at Ulster Museum in Belfast.

Like the Romans, and most ancient warriors, the Celts used shields in battle. These were usually oval, as the photo on the right shows (this is the back of a shield), but they could be rectangular, circular, or hexagonal.

Back of the Chertsey shield shows the horizontal grip which was typical to all Celtic shields, as well as Roman shields.

Disk Brooch,  circa 600-500, Vendel, copper alloy, gilt. This brooch is from the Vendel period in Swedish history, which precedes the Viking age. Abstractly designed small brooches like these were fashionable until Viking oval brooches replaced them.

Brooch, Vendel Copper alloy with gilding; cm) This brooch is from the Vendel period in Swedish history, which precedes the Viking age. Abstractly designed small brooches like these were fashionable until Viking oval brooches replaced them.

Shield  Celtic (Scotland), 950-750 BC  The National Museum of Scotland

How many UFO "believers" and "researcher" studied ancient history. Shield Celtic (Scotland), BC The National Museum of Scotland

Celtic Gold Phalera with Cernunnos, 1st Century  BC  Cernunnos is the conventional name given in Celtic studies to depictions of the “horned god” of Celtic polytheism. The name itself is only attested once, on the 1st-century Pillar of the Boatmen, but depictions of a horned or antlered figure, often seated cross-legged and often associated with animals and holding or wearing torcs, are known from other instances.  Nothing is known about the god from literary sources, and details about his…

archaicwonder: “ Celtic Gold Phalera with Cernunnos, Century BC Cernunnos is the conventional name given in Celtic studies to depictions of the “horned god” of Celtic polytheism. The name itself is only attested once, on the Pillar.

C CE, England Viking age silver disk brooch with dragons intertwined.

Viking box brooch made of silver and gold, found at the island of Gotland, Sweden.

Viking box brooch made of silver and gold, found at the island of Gotland, Sweden.

One of the original heads from the Gokstad tent.

One of the original heads from the Gokstad tent.

S.t Keverne Mirror Apotropaic apotropaic apotropaic  APPLE  APOTROPAIC APOTROPAIC

S.t Keverne Mirror Apotropaic apotropaic apotropaic APPLE APOTROPAIC APOTROPAIC

Modern Bronze Pendant - seller suggests it may be Frey and Gerd, but Frey and Freya are also known suggestions - runes are transcribed English "Love Endures"

Bronze Viking Kiss Pendant (VN029)

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