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Celtic Tribes of Britain Built Stonehenge.
Celtic Tribes of Britain Built Stonehenge

It's widely assumed by most archeologists that the captivating and mysterious ancient site of Stonehenge, at Wiltshire, England, was constructed by early Celtic Tribes of Britain around 2,OOOBC, and severed in some part as a sacrificial place of worship for the early Pagans and Celtic tribes of Britain. A place where pretty young virgins were led out, laid prone over the cold rock and had their throats cut, their heart ripped out while priests held their arms aloft and paid homage to the gods. Other people claim it was an early observatory, a place of astronomical discovery, where ancient Astronomers surveyed the night sky, where they charted the motion and movement of the Planets and stars, where universal events were watched by amazed scholars who marvelled at the mathematical precision of the heavens. Others see it as a solstice calendar used to plot the changing seasons, where they could determine the perfect time to plant the seeds for maximum yield , gather in the harvest and, predictably, pay homage to the gods. The real truth of the matter though is, no one really knows. At best, any observation is merely speculative and the evidence anecdotal.

Most of the aforementioned ideas seem somewhat logical, especially if we look at the heel stone, the way the Sun rises behind it and predicts the solstice (either of the two times of the year when the Sun is at its farthest point from the equator.) The theories sound plausible, although perhaps they more express a modern affinity with our own obsession with cosmology and the stars rather than those of the Neolithic Celts. In fact what we see is a desperate attempt to relate our modern existence back to a more Neolithic period. It's the kind of bridging factor between the past and present where we consider our early ancestors to be clever, because they obviously watched the heavens, but not clever enough to have adapted themselves into a more homogenous society.

Therefore, from the analogy built by modern archeologist, what we witness is a prehistoric people, no doubt bearded, grunting at one another, prepared to rip their daughter's heart out just so they could accurately plot the course of events across the night sky. It becomes a sort of metaphor or paradox, for intellectual backward people prone to bouts of insanity and blood-lust, in between their extreme intellect and scientific breakthroughs. A people evolved enough to study the heavens, motion and movement of the planet, painstakingly over the centuries, but were too stupid to understand sacrifice to the Gods was meaningless in any comprehensive sense of the word.

Personally, I think the evaluation of our distant ancestors here in the British isles has, as usual suffered the British academic disease: only the foreigner developed to a higher state, and everything that stems from a British cultural indentity has been handed down to us by a succession of foreign invaders: The Romans, The Vikings, The Normans. It's almost become a preoccupation with modern Britain, even though Britain has created more new countries than any other, built the biggest empire the world has ever seen, invented more new products than any other nation on Earth , and found the cure to more diseases and illnesses than anyone else. There's almost a self-loathing by the arrogant British upper-middle classes of their own people.

And it this endemic self-loathing and hubris which I believe has gone some way to misunderstanding what might have been the most advanced society on the planet. Not a backward tribalistic people intent on human sacrifice, or even a people devoted to religious pagan worship. But more, an intellectual society based on mutual co-operation through a federal, parliamentary structure. What we see at Stonehenge could undoubtedly be the oldest form of government buildings imaginable.

Current philosophical thought, touted around by the establishment, is primarily based around the phallic heel stone at Stonehenge. To most modern day scholars it is considered the fundamental piece of the jigsaw at Stonehenge and categorically explains all other aspect of the stone circle in Wiltshire, England. But who's to say it was actually the ancient Britons who placed the heel stone there in the first place? At best it's an assumption based on anecdotal evidence. There are no hard facts to suggest what we see at Stonehenge today is actually what was placed there millennia ago. There are no recorded writings to prove this point, or even ancient pictures or paintings to guide archeological investigation in any other direction than what the individual believes.

There are no sacrificial graves or bodies with their skulls smashed open, or skeletal remains with the rib cage shattered, to emphasize where any form of ritual worship took place.

Quite simply the theory of a brutal, bloodlusting people down on their knees worshipping the heavens is nothing other than fantasy based on second hand evidence, and a correlation of what has taken place in other parts of the world. Other nations pursued this path, therefore we must have trod the same elementary steps. The Incas ripped hearts out, therefore we must have been ripping hearts out too.

However, if we examine the little evidence which remains more closely and forensically inspect what we do know about Stonehenge, then an entirely different picture of early Briton begins to emerge. What we discover, is not a tribal savagery, but more, a cohesive people who pulled together for the common good of a single nation and their fellow man. So what do we know...?

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