Screaming Skulls – An Introduction

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  1. Mauro says:

    Re: Screaming Skulls – An Introduction
    In the ’60s an interesting (though not necessarily true) theory surfaced.
    Roman legionnaires, most of whom were Mainland Celts, had an habit of sacrificing victims when building a new structure and buring the remains in the foundations. Such remains have been found in the foundations of such diverse structures as bridges and permanent military camps. Most of the remains found belonged to animals but some belonged to humans, often children.
    There’s no definite pattern describing how and why traditions survive but it was put forward this maacabre habit somehow survived in parts of England, perhaps substituting skulls from long-deceased persons to live victims. 
    The idea of tradition surviving in some areas alone is not as far-fetched as it sounds: after all the Celtic tradition of the Procession of the Dead only survived in scattered pockets on the Mainland and not in the Gaelic-speaking, mainly Celtic countries such as Ireland and Scotland.

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