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  • Caliburn

    When the Catuvellauni king Cassivellaunus rallied the Britons against the Roman invasion led by Julius Caesar, he wielded a precious steel sword forged from British ore by Roman smiths, called _Caledfwlch_, or “Battle-Notch.” It became a symbol of …

  • The Basket of Caratacus

    Caratacus was a guerrilla leader who rallied the British against the Roman invasion under Claudius. Caratacus relied on his support among the people and his superior knowledge of the land to resist the Romans' superior numbers. Stories say that his basket …

  • The Drinking Horn of Bran the Blessed

    When Caius Suetonius Paulinus came to eradicate the druids at Ynys Môn in 60, they buried a sacred relic of the raven god Bran the Blessed. h2. Current Whereabouts According to [[:myrddin | Myrddin]], the druids who hid the drinking horn centuries …

  • The Chariot of Caesius Nasica

    The name of Caesius Nasica appears in Roman records as the commander of the Legio IX _Hispana_ when they defeated the first revolt of Venutius of the Brigantes during the governorship of Aulus Didius Gallus. His legion disappears from Roman records during …

  • The Halter of Mascen Wledig

    A key part of Magnus Maximus’s empire was strengthening the Damnonii in the north and enlisting them as _foederati_ against Irish raiders. A key symbol of this partnership was presenting his halter to the chief of the Damonii at Alt Clud, where it has …

  • The Cauldron of Diwrnach

    The giant Diwrnach is sometimes said to have dwelt in Ireland, and sometimes in the land of the dead, but it is his cauldron that the stories speak of more than him. It was kept in a grove in [[Dobunnia | Dobunnia]] where the head of Bran the Blessed was …

  • The Whetstone of Lucius Artorius Castus

    Throughout Britain, stories are told about the Sarmatians: first, about their horsemanship, but secondly, of how those wounded by Sarmatian blades always die. Those stories have coalesced around the stories of the whetstone of Lucius Artorius Castus, the …

  • The Coat of Paternus

    The cloak granted to Paternus by Magnus Maximus as a symbol of his office as a _foederati_ commander was taken to Venedotia by his grandson Cunedda, something his younger brother [[:lot | Lot]] still resents. Both he and his nephew [[:catuvellaunus-long- …

  • The Mantle of Joseph of Arimathea

    The Dumnonii maintain that Joseph of Arimathea was Mary’s uncle, and that he traded tin throughout the Roman Empire, which would naturally have brought him to [[Dumnonia | Dumnonia]]. They also maintain that he brought his nephew to the region in his …

  • The Horseman's Knife

    The Brigantian queen Cartimandua wavered between courting Roman power and its most dangerous enemies. A shrewd politician, she proved expert at gaining power of her own by playing one power against the other, but that strategy caught up with her in 69, …

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