Ancient Mythology

The Gauls

The Gauls were a group of Celtic-speaking people who lived in the region of Gaul, modern-day France.

The Romanized Gauls gradually dropped their native Celtic language in favour of Latin. As the Gauls gradually integrated with the incoming Franks, a Germanic tribe, their language evolved into the modern Romantic language of French, and gradually the population assumed a French national identity.

Gaulish mythology is similarly a mix of early Celtic religion, with influence from the Romans, Germanic tribes and other Celtic peoples.

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