Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Celts
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A shy goddess: anybody know her?
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Hi folks, I had to use that title for a taxonomic redirect. But since the goddess Aventia is linked at List of Celtic deities, you might want to whip up a quick stub to replace the redirect. I have left a disambiguation hatnote in the redirect's source code; it can be used . Some info on the goddess is also found at Avenches (named after her, as was Aventicum). Thanks!
PS: It may be that the scientific name Aventia refers to the goddess too - many moth genera are named after deities. And if so, the subtribe Aventiina also. Back when the scientific name were established, authors did not usually give etymologies - it was presumed that the reader knew his Classical literature well enough to guess the meaning. In any case, the description is here; you might be able to do something with it. Dysmorodrepanis (talk) 22:28, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
The British Museum wants to give you money and help you write articles!
Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend the Backstage Pass event at the British Museum. It was part of a wider project of engagement with Wikipedia (see WP:GLAM/BM) that has seen them take on a temporary Wikipedian In Residence, User:Witty lama. They see Wikipedia as sharing many of their aims, and they want to encourage involvement by Wikipedians with the museum, and vice versa. They have even offered 5 prizes of £100 at the BM shop for featured articles on BM topics - in any language, Gaelic included.
Most Wikipedians probably don't know that the BM has curators dedicated to answering phone/email questions about their specialist areas, and most of their department libraries welcome visitors doing bona fide research - and they now seem to recognise that editing Wikipedia articles, especially about items in the BM's collections, counts for those purposes. I know that the first question most people will have is "Can we have images of all their stuff?" and I'd just ask people to be patient on that front. Let's just say that the museum are well aware of our hopes there, there are staff who see advantages to the museum in doing something, and it's being discussed at the highest level. On the other hand it's a very complex area that needs to be handled diplomatically. Literally in some cases - foreign governments can get very touchy about the dissemination of images of artifacts relating to their cultural history, and the museum needs to respect those concerns.
So for the moment the focus is on using the BM's huge resources of books, expertise etc to improve article content, and hopefully that will include articles being peer-reviewed by BM staff. Some of them are quite nervous about doing stuff on Wikipedia, a mixture of fear of professional ridicule, nervousness about the technical aspects, stories of rapid reverts of good-faith edits and just general culture shock - it's a very different world to the one they come from. So I'd ask everyone to look after any BM people that you see around the place, Wikipedia can gain a lot from their involvement and it would be a shame if they're discouraged for any reason. As I mentioned above, WP:GLAM/BM is the clearing house for the BM's involvement with Wikipedia, and I suggest that further questions/comments are directed there. Le Deluge (talk) 13:57, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
The Tale of Mac Da Thó's Pig
It's a shame really that we have no featured articles for this WikiProject, and that the general state of the vast majority of some of our most important articles is well below GA status. Take for example Táin Bó Cúailnge, which is of Top importance as Ireland's national epic and easily the most important and well-known piece of Celtic literature, yet which this project only rates as C-class. Compare the featured article on Hrafnkels saga, or any of the dozen featured articles/lists for the Norse Wikiproject.
With this in mind, I created a new article on the medieval Irish satire The Tale of Mac Da Thó's Pig just this past week, which I hope to improve toward FA status and which will hopefully serve as a model for similar articles on Celtic literature. There are after all pieces of Celtic literature which are much more important – such as the Táin, the Mabinogion and The Exile of the Sons of Uisliu (which strangely doesn't even have it's own article) – and whose subjects more greatly deserve to be featured.
Would like to add this page in the light of Professor Koch's translations (reviewed by Barry Cunliffe) as a Celtic language. Have added a the project template to the Talk page of this page. Jembana (talk) 00:45, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
I was about to start work on creating a skeleton portal for all articles related to Celts, when I found that someone had created a similar portal in Septemper 2008, here, which seems not to have been touched since. I think we could rename that old portal to "Celts", tidy it up and recategorise it to create a focal point for all the Celt-related articles. Thoughts/ideas/suggestions? Gabhala (talk) 23:23, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
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Celts in Transylvania
Hello from WP:DACIA! We are currently working on the Celts in Transylvania article and would love to collaborate. We need and welcome your input. Best regards! --Codrin.B (talk) 22:43, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
Citation help requested
Does anyone happen to have access to Miranda Green's 2004 book The Gods of the Celts? On page 124, she supposedly compares the goddess Erecura to Hecuba; this is stated in the article on Erecura without explanation of what the points of comparison are. I find this so baffling that I can't believe even the freely-inventive Miranda Green said it. Cynwolfe (talk) 17:03, 20 April 2011 (UTC)
The second map in the entry on La Têne Culture leaves out Anglesey/Ynys Mon altogether. The article itself also makes no reference to the Llyn Cerrig Bach finds either. Curious/sloppy omissions? Letoketo (talk) 10:39, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
RFC at Talk:History of Vojvodina
Your attention is drawn to Talk:History_of_Vojvodina#Request_For_Comment_re:_WikiProject_Banners_on_this_page. Regards, Peacemaker67 (send... over) 02:09, 5 February 2013 (UTC)