Was poetry respected? One’s knowledge of poetry determined their rank in the class system A soldier must not only be a good warrior, but must also be able to speak in poetry form at any given moment.
Why was poetry important? Talking in poetry form was common. In order to become a member of the Fianna, one would have to master speaking through poetry.
Poets Poets were known as Bards The society respected Bards as much as great warriors. Bards were believed to have special powers
Poetry and Nature Believed learning poetry was key to becoming one with nature. In order for gods to love you, one must learn to memorize and recite poetry.
Oral Tradition Poems and songs were passed by the word of mouth from generation to generation
Opinions Opinions I believe the Celts were able to create beautiful poetry because they were surrounded by beautiful nature.