Thracian was the name of the people native to the lands of ancient Thrace. The Thracian people were generally long limbed with dark to red hair. Many famous Thracian heroes are known to have had Red hair and blue eyes. It was thought that red hair originated from Thrace.
Many Thracians were said to be fierce warriors but highly undisciplined, wild and uncontrollable which makes them difficult, yet rare, slaves as well as gladiators in the Roman Republic. They were noted as excellent light infantry, especially in the Roman military