A study from Trinity College found the Irish share the same Y-DNA with the Basque and Galicians of Northern Spain lending some legitimacy to the ancient Celtic myth that Ireland was populated by the sons of the Iberian king Mil. irishtimes.com/news/genet…
Today I learned of the ancient Celtic King "Breogan" who subjugated the warring tribes of Spain and became king of Galicia which is why Galicians still celebrate the Gaelic harvest festival Samhain in his honor. The same one celebrated by the Irish and the Scottish. irishtimes.com/life-and-s…
Today I learned of a type of Galician cheese called queixo tetilla. The name literally means "small breasts", referring to the breast-like shape of the cheese. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet…
The Galician slaughter in Poland in 1846 is seen as the last peasant rebellion in Europe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gal…
Hannibal's army tried using angry, ravenous elephants as fighters, although Galician generals outmaneuvered them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
The term *Masochism* came from Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, a Galician Author of "Venus in Furs", homepage.newschool.edu/~s…
Today I learned of Martin Verfondern, a Dutch expat to Spain who disappeared after winning a dispute with his only neighbors. His *upper* body was recently discovered a few miles away from their hamlet. thelocal.es/20140701/dutc…
The first immigrant to what would become New York City was Dominican. sites.newpaltz.edu/nyredi…

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