pre roman iron age

The Germanic Peoples

The Germanic peoples (aka Teutonic, Suebian or Gothic in older literature) are an Indo-European ethno-linguistic group of Northern European origin, identified by their use of the Germanic languages which diversified out of Proto-Germanic starting during the Pre-Roman Iron Age. The term “Germanic” originated in classical times, when groups of tribes were referred to using this term by Roman authors. For them, the term was not necessarily based upon language, but rather referred to tribal groups and alliances who were considered less civilized and more physically hardened than the Celtic Gauls living in the region of modern France. Tribes referred to as Germanic in that period lived generally to the north and east of the Gauls. Germanic tribes played a major role throughout the history of Europe’s development. Modern Germanic peoples include the Norwegians, Swedes, Danes, Icelanders, Germans, Austrians, English, Dutch, Flemish, Frisians, Lowland Scots and others. Read more here.

Helga, living in scandinavia, while alexander the great were alive

la la la la we just exist over here, expraincing the early norse iron age, called the pre-roman iron age. so far away from alexanders sheningans that they are infact irrelvant to us.

going to create some new burial practices, because it appear we might have gotten a new religion and/or changed how we worshipped previous gods


some new fashion styles too! the style characteristic of the bronze age appear to fall out of favor for news styles in tools, housing, fashion and art.


alexander who???

I know doing the tumblr equivalent of a subtweet isn’t the best but I don’t want to stir up shit knowing this website - but I’ve seen yet another post by a Sicilian-American claiming Sicilians are considered something “other” than mainland Italians citing the long standing Arab rule of Sicily in the Middle Ages other than the influx of various other people/ethnicities who invaded or traded with Sicily. And I’m always super puzzled at this kind of thing because this otherizing of Sicily as “not Italian” is something I’ve never heard of in Italy, not even by staunch Northern League supporters (if anything they see Sicilians/Southern Italians as “too Italian” in a way; it’s complicated). Like really, if there is an oddball island that is seen as doing its own thing culturally and historically it’s Sardinia, not Sicily. And even then, it doesn’t happen in the terms I see some tumblrites apply to Sicily.

But the point is… pretty much all of Italy has been invaded by or has traded with half of the world through the centuries. It’s one of the reasons why we have such distinctively different regional cultures and languages (or vernaculars, though personally I tend to ascribe to the notion that they are more like dialects of vulgar Latin than of standard Italian which is more of a recent construct - anyway: if people from my neighboring regions speak their vernacular I can’t fucking understand a word, and vice versa I guess. It’s that different - multiply that for 20 regions). There is no such thing as a definite “Italian” ethnicity. Even something like an Italian identity is kind of volatile. Again: it’s complicated.

(I have a map under the cut for those who are interested)

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Grave Orbs were made throughout Scandinavia from the Pre-Roman Iron Age until the Vendel era to put on the tombs of the deceased.
The Grave Orb could have been selected for its round shape or shaped by hand. They were then put in the centre of a burial site. Stone circles like the ones at Trullhalsar had a central stone. They were of ritual or symbolic significance.
Some grave orbs are engraved with ornaments.

Source: own photos