> The best books on ideas about Celtic religion are by Anne Ross:
> "The Pagan Celts"
> "Life and Death of a Druid Prince"
> "Pagan Celtic Britain"
Certainly _Pagan Celtic Britain_ is an indispensible guide to the
serious student. It is quite long and minutely detailed for the
person looking for a more accessible source.
_The Pagan Celts_ is an excellent popular overview of the daily
lives of a generalized Insular Celtic society.
_Life and Death of a Druid Prince_ is a fun read. However, despite Dr.
Ross's impeccable scholarly reputation, this book has come under
fire for its leaps of logic and attempts to tie Lindow man in with the
Danish bog burials. The theory of the Druids controlling the gold
trade is unique to this book, as far as I have been able to find.
In addition to the above books, I would recommend Miranda Green's
_Gods of the Celts_, _Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend_ and
any of her other books on more specific topics (such as _Sun Gods
of Ancient Europe_). Jean Louis Bruneax's _The Gallic Celts: Gods,
Rites and Sanctuaries_ is an excellent overview of the religion of the
continental Celts. (Hmm, that title doesn't sound quite right. If
someone is interested in this cite specifically, e-mail me and I'll
look it up.)
Hope this helps.
Slan go foil, ( bye for now)