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Spanish Celts and Amazigh

CALLING THE TRIBES TOGETHER "Sleepers if I bid you rise, would you stand before me and be counted among the strong? From the shadows of time we live once more, that our cauldron may succor a world in need; a world of great potential.  We be of one blood thou and I." ~ The whisper heard between the ancient feminine archetype to its modern counterparts.
CALLING THE TRIBES TOGETHER “Sleepers if I bid you rise, would you stand before me and be counted among the strong? From the shadows of time we live once more, that our cauldron may succor a world in need; a world of great potential. We be of one blood thou and I.” ~ The whisper heard between the ancient feminine archetype to its modern counterparts.

We have noticed something profound – a lost kinsman may be found.  

Conversation thread from email…most recent first.  Reproduction by permission.

August 29 of 2014  Bendigo Cruz to Contact at MessagetoEagle

Links between Spanish Celts and the Amazighs of North Africa
Dear Sirs,

I have been following your series of articles on Message to Eagle Forum with a great deal of interest, which brings me to the subject at hand.  I was raised in Spain and lived there for many years.

I am of Celtic descent, related to the Campbell and McCloskey Highlander warrior clans of Scotland. While in Spain I lived at times in Galicia.  I became aware of a similarity in customs, dress, and origins of the Galicians to the Gaels in Ireland, and in Scotland.  Many of the Gaels in the UK and in Spanish Galicia appear to be redheads.
However, I am on a quest to know more about the original inhabitants of Spain, Los Berberos or the Amazigh people.  My research indicates that the Berbers of Spain are related to the Amazighs or Berbers of North Africa.  They share similarities of music tradition, instruments, singing styles and physical characteristics.  The Amazighs claim Hannibal as one of their own.  We know that Hannibal and his father, Hamilcar had deep roots in Spain, and that many of his warriors were from Spain.  Moreover, we also know that Hannibal, and the Carthagian warriors were greatly feared by the Romans.  Additionally, the Amazighs hint at some relationship with Atlantis.
There appears to be a credible body of evidence to suggest that the Berber culture of Spain fused with the later arriving Celts and produced a rich and unique new civilization in Spain.  Yet, much of the history of this fusion has been lost.
Today, the Amazighs of North Africa, from Egypt to Morocco are emerging from the shadows of history.  They are reaching across borders in North Africa and across the sea to their relatives in Spain in an apparent quest to become a nation.
Many Spanish researchers and Amazigh scholars have noted the similarities in physical appearance, dress, icons and symbols, and red hair between the Amazighs and the descendants of the Celts in Spain.  Moreover, the Amazighs tattoo their bodies, paint their faces in blue paint, and retain many of the horned helmets and other decorative fixtures found among the ancient Celts of Britain.
Consequently, many are asking if the Celts and the Berbers are the same people.  If they are, then this poses implications of enormous importance.  First, the Amazighs claim they are not Arabs.  Moreover, they claim that Islam was forced upon them.  Third, they also view the Arabs and their functionaries in present day Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia and in Morocco as interlopers, much the same as the white French, English and Spanish colonial overlords in North Africa.  Finally, they are being persecuted and abused in North Africa, and there is a growing irredentist movement among them in North Africa, which may erupt in violence.

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