When Julius Ceasar invades Britain he faces the mighty Scots and the Picts in the north. The Greek Herodotus describes both people as walking around naked with figures drawn on their skin. The Romans therefore call it the land of the painted people. In the 16th century John White makes a couple of beautiful paintings based on the description by Herodotus. Both male and female warriors have monstrous figures all over their body. Griffin heads cover the shoulders and fish scales the legs. The Picts themselves are now extinct, decimated by the Vikings and later annihilated by the Scots.