Contents

List of figures ix

Preface xvii

Acknowledgements xix

1 THE NATURAL WORLD OF THE CELTS 1

2 FOOD AND FARMING: ANIMALS IN THE CELTIC ECONOMY 5

3 PREY AND PREDATOR: THE CELTIC HUNTER 44

4 ANIMALS AT WAR 66

5 SACRIFICE AND RITUAL 92

6 THE ARTIST'S MENAGERIE 128

7 ANIMALS IN THE EARLIEST CELTIC STORIES 162

8 GOD AND BEAST 196

9 CHANGING ATTITUDES TO THE ANIMAL WORLD 239 Notes 243 Bibliography 265 Index 274

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