IBERIA. (Pre-Roman Spain) - los celtiberos / Numancia / Spain.. The falcata is a type of sword typical of the pre-Roman Iberian Peninsula (modern Spain and Portugal). The falcata was used to great effect by the armies of Carthage in their wars against Rome. Roman armies in the Second Punic War and later, during the Conquest of Hispania, were surprised by the quality of these weapons, used by Iberian mercenaries and warriors.
Ataegina or Ataecina was a popular goddess worshipped by the ancient Iberians, Lusitanians, and Celtiberians of the Iberian Peninsula. She is the goddess of the vital cycle, the death and the regeneration and the annual cyclical changes. His symbolic animal is the goat and its tree is the cypress.
Viriato y su esposa dibujados por el ilustrador Tancredi Scarpelli