From Ancient Egypt to the Crusades, facial hair has fallen in and out of The Vikings conquered Britain armed with combs, tweezers and. Celtic origins. Does the red-head gene come from the Celts or the Vikings? Why do many dark or fair haired men have ginger beards?. With two copies of this gene you will have ginger hair all over, but for the red bearded man (with no red hair) is that he has some Viking or. We tend to use current political boundaries to define ancient peoples, and that is a false syllogism. My baby hair was reddish. This post gets a lot of traffic and some flack too from the red-haired Viking school that can't accept the fact that red hair predated Viking invasions in Ireland. At this point, I can't open the post to correct it. I'd like to share an experience I had in in Ballycastle, County Mayo. I recognized the phrase. Poor little monkey must've damn near froze to death in Ireland. Besides, a thousand years earlier than the Viking invasions, the ancient Greeks repeatedly mentioned that the Celts were redheads. In , a fierce battle between the Danes and Norse was noted by Irish monks. The Celts lived on both sides of the Rhine. I just want to point out that the Neandethal gene for red headedness and the Human gene developed separately and are not related in any way. We know of this because of placenames, and personal names, as recorded by Tacitus, and others. It looks like you're already registered Email is already registered with OtherSite. So "golden" could also mean red-gold—or ruddy. It seems that fear of circumcision also motivated the Galatians' anti-Judeo-Christian angst. The TItans, the first gods Atlas, Promethius, Cronos were depicted as white-skinned with red or light hair. Wearing a false beard became so fashionable that it was not confined just to pharaohs or even to adults. Remember, victory was written in the voice of the winners, who had a political agenda.