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2p Austria

((Text copied from really really old post with the same topic: 

Flavio was ignored most of his childhood. 2p Spain (Andres) didn’t really care about him, and the only one that actually took a bit care of him was 2p Belgium (Beatrix) though it wasn’t enough to satisfy the need of attention a child needs. This has left some scars on him, which is why, for example, he’s always so attention-seeking. He doesn’t want to think about that part of his childhood, though, and neither does he want to say bad things about Andres, so he chooses to lie about it when people ask.

Unlike Flavio, Luciano actually got attention as a child, but it was definitly not the kind he wanted. Since 2p Austria (Roland) really wanted a girl, Luciano was always treated like that. However up through his childhood, he was punished a lot when not doing what Roland wanted him to do. Today he has scars all over his back, which come from the countless beatings, for example, whippings and beatings with Rolands cane

A little thing we need to point out is that we headcanon Flavio to have been brown haired as a kid, however since none of the muns own a brown wig like that (and we didn’t want to have to wait on borrowing one) we made the gifs with what we had. So yeah we headcanon Flavio to have had brown hair as a kid, just so you know))

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West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, Suffolk, England

via Amethinah on Flickr

“West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village is both an archaeological site and an open-air museum. Evidence for intermittent human habitation at the site stretches from the Mesolithic through the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Romano-British period, but it is best known for the small village that existed on the site between the mid-5th century and the early 7th century CE, during the early Anglo-Saxon period. During this time, around 70 sunken-featured buildings were constructed on the site.”

I truly enjoy learning about sites such as these. I find them to be a pleasant and eye-opening way to show how life was in some corner of our past. I particularly enjoy discovering about such a site because it truly gives a small window - although not a perfect one - on the ways of life from before our time.

Sulis (Sulis Minerva)

In localised Celtic polytheism practised in Britain, Sulis was a deity worshipped at the thermal spring of Bath (now in Somerset). She was worshipped by the Romano-British as Sulis Minerva, whose votive objects and inscribed lead tablets suggest that she was conceived of both as a nourishing, life-giving mother goddess and as an effective agent of curses wished by her votaries.

Sulis was the local goddess of the thermal springs that still feed the spa baths at Bath, which the Romans called Aquae Sulis (“the waters of Sulis”). Her name primarily appears on inscriptions discovered at Bath, with only a single instance outside of Britain at Alzey, Germany. This is not surprising, as Celtic deities often preserved their archaic localisation. They remained to the end associated with a specific place, often a cleft in the earth, a spring, pool or well. The Greeks referred to the similarly local pre-Hellenic deities in the local epithets that they assigned, associated with the cult of their Olympian pantheon at certain places (Zeus Molossos only at Dodona, for example). The Romans tended to lose sight of these specific locations, except in a few Etruscan cult inheritances and ideas like the genius loci, the guardian spirit of a place.

At Bath, the Roman temple is dedicated to Sulis Minerva, as the primary deity of the temple spa. Through the Roman Minerva syncresis, later mythographers have inferred that Sulis was also a goddess of wisdom and decisions.

Sulis was not the only goddess exhibiting syncretism with Minerva. Senua’s name appears on votive plaques bearing Minerva’s image, while Brigantia also shares many traits associated with Minerva. The identification of multiple Celtic gods with the same Roman god is not unusual (both Mars and Mercury were paired with a multiplicity of Celtic names). On the other hand, Celtic goddesses tended to resist syncretism; Sulis Minerva is one of the few attested pairings of a Celtic goddess with her Roman counterpart.

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Badbury Rings, Dorset, England

Badbury Rings is an Iron Age hill fort in east Dorset, England. It was in the territory of the Durotriges. In the Roman era a temple was located immediately west of the fort, and there was a Romano-British town known as Vindocladia a short distance to the south-west.  Five Roman roads formed a complex junction on the north side of the fort.

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Romano-British Sword, 1st Century AD

Found at Hod Hill in Dorset, England. Made of iron and copper alloy. In the past this sword has usually been identified as an Iron Age piece, dating from the years immediately before the Roman conquest but it is more likely to be a Roman sword to which Celtic fittings have been added.

Roman cemetery: Fifteen skeletons found at Ipplepen dig

A “major” Roman cemetery has been discovered during an archaeological dig in Devon.

Experts found 15 skeletons during the excavation of a Roman road at Ipplepen, near Exeter.

Tests on one of the skeletons showed the settlement was in use up to 350 years after the Roman period ended, which has surprised experts.

Archaeologists said the discoveries were both nationally and regionally important.

Danielle Wootton, from the Portable Antiquities Scheme, said: “As the excavation progressed, it became clear that we were dealing with one of the most significant Romano-British cemeteries discovered in Devon and that it had huge potential to develop our understanding of settlements and how people lived in the South West 2,000 years ago.” Read more.