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Art in Scotland appeared before our era. They cut out abstract ornaments on stones and in the middle of houses. Value ornaments are unknown.
The ancestors of Scots is Picts. They were a warlike people, who came from the Celts. In Fir was developed culture of metal. They are one of the first to use the armor.
Picts had a interesting gods. For example Luh - the god of light, Taranys - god of thunder, Tsernunn - god of forests, etc.
The Scots have a lot of mythical creatures such as fairies, mermaids, elves, leprechauns, goblins, Brown, water horses, ghosts, messengers of death, black dogs.
In today's Edinburgh is a forest fairies. It is possible to find homes fairies and other magical things.
The Scots are renowned for their oral folk art, such as ballads. The motives of these ballads - love, revenge, heroes, kings, wars. Traditionally, ballads contain fantasy elements.
The Twa Corbies As I was walking all alane, I heard twa corbies making a mane; The tane unto the t’other say, 'Where sall we gang and dine to-day?' 'In behint yon auld fail dyke, I wot there lies a new slain knight; And naebody kens that he lies there, But his hawk, his hound, and lady fair. 'His hound is to the hunting gane, His hawk to fetch the wild-fowl hame, His lady’s ta’en another mate, So we may mak our dinner sweet. 'Ye’ll sit on his white hause-bane, And I’ll pike out his bonny blue een; Wi ae lock o his gowden hair We’ll, theek our nest when it grows bare. 'Mony a one for him makes mane, But nane sall ken where he is gane; Oer his white banes, when they we bare, The wind sall blaw for evermair.'
Ballad performed under bagpipes. This national wind instrument. In times of oppression of Scotland bagpipe was a symbol of freedomagpipes
Scottish men are famous for their appearance. They wear a skirt kilt. Irish kilt wearing too.
Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle - ancient fortress on Castle Rock in the center of Scotland's capital city - Edinburgh. Throughout its history, the castle was "the key to Scotland." Constructed in the early Middle Ages. The castle is open for visitors and is a major tourist attraction in Edinburgh.
Stirling Castle Stirling Castle - located in Scotland in Stirling. Stirling Castle is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, built in 15-16 century. There were crowned many rulers, including Mary Stuart.
Eilean Donan Castle Eilean Donan Castle, - the castle on a rocky island in the fjord Loch Duyh. One of the most romantic castles in Scotland, he is famous for its heather honey and interesting history