Astures

The Astures or Asturs, also named 'Astyrs' were the Hispano-Celtic inhabitants of the northwest area of Hispania that now comprises almost the entire modern autonomous community of Asturias and the modern provinces León, and northern Zamora (all in Spain), and east of Trás os Montes in Portugal. They were a horse-riding highland cattle-raising people who lived in circular huts of stone drywall construction. The Albiones were a major tribe of the Astures from western Asturias. Isidore of Seville, gave an etymology as coming from a river Asturia, identified by David Magie with the Órbigo in the plain of León, by others the modern Esla.

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Astur - History
... The Astures entered the historical record at the late 3rd century BC, being listed amongst the Spanish mercenaries of Hasdrubal Barca’s army at the battle of Metaurus ... Led by the ex-mercenary General Gausón, the Astures’ joined forces with the Cantabri in an effort to forestall Emperor Augustus’ all-out offensive to conquer the whole of the Iberian ... The Campaign against the Astures and Cantabri tribes proved so difficult that required the presence of the emperor himself to bolster the failing courage of the seven legions and one naval squadron ...
Ruccones - Primary Sources
... VIII° (the eighth year of Sisebut) that Astures et Ruccones in montibus reuellantes humiliabit et suis per omnia benibolus fuit ("the Astures and Ruccones, surrounded in the mountains, he ... Astures et Ruccones in montibus reuellantes humiliabit et suis per omnia benibolus fuit ...
Gausón - Historical Sources
... mural inscription is found, stating O nobiles et supervi astures, quos romani vincere vix potuere, liset Gauson superato ("Oh noble and proud Astur people, to whom Romans barely defeated, even once Gausón fell") ... were informed that the Romans where trying to break in Asturias by three separate Legions, the Astures decided to divide their own troops in other identical three divisions ... the Florus official Roman chronicle The Astures, at that time, descended with a great army from their snow-covered mountains ...
Astures - Legacy
... At a later date, in the beginning of the Reconquista period in the early Middle Ages, their name was preserved in the medieval Kingdom of Asturias and in the modern town of Astorga, León, whose designation still reflects its early Roman name of Asturica Augusta, the "Augustan settlement of the Astures". ...
Kingdom Of Asturias - History - Islamic Occupation and Asturian Revolt
... where, in the Gothic tradition of Theias, he was elected by the other nobles as leader of the Astures, and founded the Kingdom of Asturias ... The leader of the Astures, whose origin is debated by historians, had at that time his home in Bres (in the district of Piloña) and Munuza sent his troops there under officer Al-Qama ... However, he was intercepted and killed by Astures at Olalíes (in the current district of Grado) ...