Celta is an adjective used to name a group of peoples that, in ancient times, were distributed in many regions of the European continent. The Celts lived in territories that currently belong to countries such as England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal and Spain, among others.
Celtic is also the name of a group of languages of the Indo-European family. The Irish, the Welsh, the Scots Gaelic and Breton are some of the Celtic or Celtic languages still spoken in parts of Europe.
From the Celtic peoples of antiquity, different concepts related to them emerged. The Celtic mythology, for example, refers to the religious aspects of these communities and includes many heroes and characters.
The Celtic priests were the Druids, who were in charge of the development of rituals and the transmission of Celtic mythology. Some historical sources maintain that the Druids carried out human sacrifices, although this assertion is often questioned.
Celtic music is called, on the other hand, the folkloric manifestations that developed the peoples of Celtic traditions, such as the Welsh, the Irish and the Scots. Celtic music often includes instruments such as bagpipes, violin, Irish flute, bombard, and bodhran.
Although they are vague notions of definitions, it is important to note that you can also speak of art Celtic, Celtic calendar, Celtic astrology and other issues which are attributed Celtic origin.
The Celta de Vigo (or Celta de Vigo) is a Spanish institution founded in 1923. It is based in Vigo and has a soccer team that currently competes in the First Division.
Finally, Celta is the name of a car model manufactured by Chevrolet, which was produced between 2000 and 2015.
In the same way, it should not be overlooked that Celtas is the name of a Spanish tobacco brand that triumphed, especially in the 60’s and 70’s. The engineer and count José Moreno Torres was in charge of giving it formed those cigarettes in November 1957, which did not have a filter and which had the peculiarity of having the figure of a Celtic warrior printed on the packs, with a beard and sword in hand. A character that came to represent the Celtic origin of the aforementioned creator.
In La Coruña it was where those cigarettes were manufactured that achieved great success, among other things, due to their economic cost. Hence, they became known as the “Chester of the workers”, an allusion to the foreign tobacco brand Chesterfield. The success was so enormous that production went from 800,000 packs a month in 1958 to more than 25 million in about ten years.
In the same way, we cannot ignore the existence of a musical group that bears the word in question in its name. We are referring to the Celtas Cortos, a folk rock band with Celtic overtones that is considered one of the most successful in Spain in recent decades.
Jesús Cifuentes and Goyo Yeves are the members of the group that still remain, which is known for songs such as “April 20” or “Cuéntame un cue.