1 The natural world of the Celts. 2 Food and farming: animals in the Celtic economy. 3 Prey and predator: the Celtic hunter. 4 Animals at war. 5 Sacrifice and ritual. 6 The artist's menagerie. 7 Animals in the earliest celtic stories. 8 God an beast. 9 Changing attitudes to the animal world
'For the Celts, a rural people whose survival depended greatly upon their environment, the sanctity of natural phenomena and of the elements led to extreme respect and veneration of animals. Both wild and domesticated species became the subject of elaborate rituals and formed the basis of profound religious beliefs. Animals in Celtic Life and Myth examines the intimate relationship which developed between humans and animals, in a society in which animals were central to all aspects of life.'