posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 04:01 PM
reply to post by Stormdancer777
No one really knows but one theory was that the Pict people may have been the last remnant of the original and furthest westerly European's whom may
have been displaced by the tribal migrations of the indo Europeans, Many scot's and even English may today be descended from them as they were not
wiped out but as you know a marriage between the Scot prince (Irish settlers of Viking extraction whom oddly threw the Vikings out of Caledonia which
was renamed after them as Scotland, many of the MAC,MC (I am one) tribe's and the variants on that clan naming were actually of Gallicised Viking and
Irish mixed descent).
He married the Pict princess whose fathers kingdom was by this time outnumbered an estimated two to one by the scot's, thus cementing a union between
the two kingdom's.
But of course Scotland's history is far more colourful with more than these two kingdom's and such as the kingdom of the western aisles, after the
Norman conquest the Reaver clans whom were arguably neither scot nor English straddled the borders such as the Armstrong's among other's and swapped
allegiance to either side if they looked to be at the moment stronger.
The famous Robby burns is also descended from border folk as the name burns is actually originated from the Saxon name for a small stream or a
The Pict tribes are among the very few tribal people whom overcame a full roman legion and probably through pure ferocity as they likely never had
the numbers Armenius had in the tuteborg forrest when he did the same though this is often forgotten outside England and there leader is unknown so no
heroic statue to the pict leader stands at the site from which relatively recent discoverys of broken roman armour they now believe to have been the
legion's last stand has been found.
Of very great interest about the forgotten history of the pict' is the presence of the famous or infamous vitrified hill fort's of which Tap O Noth
is the most famous, they appear to have been far more accomplished analogues of the hill fort's in the rest of Britain but with high stone wall's on
top of hill's and there tribal villages within them, for a long time Victorian scholars mistook them for volcanoes because they had been burned all at
about roughly the same time and with such ferocious heat that the very stone melted forming a ring of melted stone at the crown of the hill's with a
depression within, it is now believed though this was done by besieging forces without whom piled large amount's of heather and bracken against the
stone walls then maintained the intense heat by throwing more on to the fire as it burned,. Why this was done is a mystery we can only guess at but
maybe it was a revolt, an invasion or even religious as the druid influence spread north from the celtic land's.
I for one would love to know.
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