Author; Marion Pearce
Publishing house; Capall Bann
Publication date; 2008 (1st. Edition)
Condition of Book; Brand new
The Smith was thought of as magical to the Celts. The process of turning metals from raw materials into molten metal able to be shaped into tools and weapons would have been considered magical indeed. Smith Gods were prominent in Celtic mythology - Goibinui and Govannon who are described within these pages together with smith deities from other ancient civilizations. There were also smith hereos such as Ulad the Wonder-Smith and Culain or Culand the Smith.
It was an elevated civilization, in fact Britian and Ireland were very advanced, their culture honed over many generations producing superb consumer goods. Cloaks made in Britian were highly prized in Rome itself, at the height of the Roman Empire. In Ireland the schools run by the Druids were considered the best in the world and students were sent there from all over the then known world to be educated. By combining sources from Celtic mythology, archaeology and eye witness accounts from the classical Greek and Roman historians of the day who recorded in vivid detail the intimate lives of these extraordinary people, Marion Pearce builds up a picture of the Celtic civilization, opening a Pandora's box and discovering more about this ancient civilization.