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Galicia suffered numerous Viking raids during the Middle Ages. When those raids became frequent, Galicians created defensive systems to avoid large-scale pillage. In Galician history there is ample documental evidence on various battles against the Viking hordes. One of the most famous Galician victories is still commemorated yearly in a town known as Catoira.

 

Catoira · Battle of the river

 

     

 

   The gaita is the Galician wind musical instrument per excellence.

   The word gaíth, “wind” in Old Irish, is one of the keys which help us find the etymology of the Galician, Portuguese and Spanish word.
 

 

 

Gaita