Very often these mythic female figures embody sovereignty over the land or the land itself see hieros gamos. Claims made by some Celtic scholars, that traces of a Celtic culture are already visible in the second millennium BC, are controversial. Written evidence is first transmitted by the Greeks, the historian and geographer Hecataeus of Miletus Periegesisthe seafarer and explorer Pytheas of Massilia On the Ocean - both of these works survive only in fragments - the geographer and ethnologist Herodotus Histories and the polymath Poseidonius On the Ocean and its Problems. Der Mensch und seine Anderswelt. The Sheela-na-Gig was a common grotesque sculpture which presented an exaggerated vulva. Coproliths fossilised fecal matter indicate severe worm infections. Slave women were mostly war booty, female property given up by insolvent debtors,  or foreign captives and could be employed within the household or sold for profit.
To understand this statement properly, it is necessary to know that Romans at this time had an average height of 1.
Half-naked woman seen walking barefoot through Storm Jonas without trousers
Large numbers of children are mentioned among the Celts by the ancient authors. It is women who fortune or misfortune give. On account of the poor survival rate of materials cloth, leather used for clothing, there is only a little archaeological evidence; contemporary images are rare. In a matrilineal society, children are related only to the family of the mother not to the family of the father. She could not normally give away or pass on her property without their agreement.