The stories of the Celtic people have been around for almost 25 centuries. That is because most of the Celtic people were scattered around Europe and they preserved their culture and tradition through stories. It is also therefore understandable why the name Celtic is so common in most European history. It is the emblem of the past that ties people of different cultures and traditions together. This is also clear in the celtic baby names that a European family will use.
The most common ideology that people associate the Celtic people with is the image of barbaric men and women. This further emphasized by paintings of Celtic people wearing some plain animal skins, clearly indicating the primitive nature of the Celts. This makes the existence of a Celtic alphabet almost null and void. However this frame of mind is clearly developed by the classical writings that portrayed the name Celtic as though the people involved were totally devoid of any culture whatsoever.
With recent modern research it has been found that the name Celtic and the people that were so named had indeed a society and economy. This also proves that there are existence of Celtic words as a primitive form of the Celtic alphabet shows how religion also played a part in the way that the Celtic society was run.
In order to give people a better understanding of what the name Celtic and the Celtic people meant researchers are finding artifacts of the Celtic people so that they can give them a voice. The classical writings that describe the Celtic people as being barbaric are in their own way very biased. These are the very same writings that portray Romans as great gods and the Greeks as the people who truly embraced the concept of hedonism. Clearly as persuasive as these readings are, the Celtic people were in fact in their own sense civilized and that also makes it clear that there did in fact exist Celtic words.
This is logical in the sense that communication had to be made possible in some way or the other. Another notable aspect about Celtic people is that they were praised for their metal work which is said to be high quality. It is also found that the Celtic people were both artistic and advanced in the way that they worked with metal. The strange yet amusing fact is that the name Celtic has no clear derivation. Even researchers have found it to be a hard task in finding out where the name Celtic came from and what does it actually mean.
There are some that have taken a guess so that at least the name Celtic should find a significant definition. But the exact and root of the meaning is yet to be discovered. A whole lot of things have obscured the findings of Celtic heritage. So it might not ever be discovered as to the true essence of what the Celtic people were all about. There seems to be many conflicting ideas about the name Celtic as well. Some say that it comes from the Romans Celtae and others claim if comes from the Greek Galatatae. However one thing is for certain the romantic notion of a lone highlander is one that will always be linked with the Celtic people. How else can we escape this reality when it seems to be a popular story line with international movie makers?