Author; Marion Pearce
The smith was thought of as magical by the Celts. 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 heroes such as Ulad the Wonder-Smith and Culain or Culand the Smith. It was an elevated civilization, in fact Britain and Ireland were very advanced, their culture honed over many generations producing superb consumer goods. 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 Marion builds up a detailed picture of the Celtic civilization.