Warring Celts painted themselves blue and wore very little clothing during battle. Prior to battles it was customary to brush hair and groom oneself. Although men were the primary warriors, the women sometimes fought alongside their men. Boudica is one famous Celtic warrior.
One way to identify the origin of an ancient shield is by the shape. Viking shields were round, Roman shields were cylindrical and Celtic shields had an oblong shape with rounded ends. Celtic shields were constructed from metal and contained raised designs.
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