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The warriors wore woad to intimidate their components... They also fught naked but i serriously dought that you would want that information XD

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Q: Why did Celtic warriors wear woad?
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What is Celtic woad made out of?

Its made out of...woad! Woad is a plant that was commonly grown throughout Europe and Asia for its dyeing properties.

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How do you pronounce woad?

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