The Celts seem to have been a rather striking people, tall, fair skinned and with fair or reddish hair. They were very concerned with their appearance and took special care of their hair, which was usually worn fairly long. They were fond of jewellery and ornaments and the women probably used cosmetics; berry juice to dye their eyebrows and an herb called Ruam to redden their cheeks. Personal hygiene was not
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generous, not likely to turn a visitor away from the door. Strangers would be given food and drink before they were asked their business. Any man who failed to do this would be dishonoured and disgraced. Any special occasion like the return of a hero or a victory in battle was celebrated with a great party or feast. Even the ordinary evenings would often be spent eating and drinking while listening to singers and storytellers.