A short walk takes us into another world. We leave behind the urban centre of Navia and enter the world of winding country roads, farms and emerald green silence, broken only by the distant bark of a dog or the whistling of a passing bird. There is nothing arid in this lush paradise.... Continue Reading →
I have a problem understanding certain things. I can't understand why you have to constantly fight to maintain your culture. I can't understand why people constantly advocate for freedom of speech and then fail to see that which constitutes other people's right of opinion with regards to their sense of identity, their sense of ... Continue Reading →
Last week, a woman who used to be my neighbour complimented me on my look, saying that I looked younger with the longer hair. I smiled and thanked her. It got me thinking about the times in the last three or four years that I've been asked why I didn't cut my hair to... Continue Reading →
Life as a Green Dog is peculiar. You feel like you're never quite there, never entirely present in your life. You look normal but you know there's something different at your core, something that distinguishes you from the common man. Recently, I found something that resonated with me. Actually it left me awestruck.... Continue Reading →
The people that inhabited Asturies from the Navia in the west (limiting with the Galaicos) to the Sella to east (limiting with the Catabrians) and that extended south to the Douro. We were subjugated by the Romans during nomad Cantabrian-Asturian wars spread out between the years 29-19 A.D. The historians that that studied these wars were the ones who produced reputable written sources about them. There are several of them, like contemporary geographers such as Strabo or later ones like Pomponius Mela or the naturalist Pliny the Elder, who was a governor in the area. Another fundamental source of information were the epigraphies (several dozen inscriptions) and other written documents (especially bronze tablets), and in recent years archaelogy, which tries to provide a basic flow of information.
The picture that Latin authors offer of Asturians is mostly of the domination that came after the conquest, when there was possibly a…
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