While the Celtic societies were basically patriarchal, women of ability could do anything a man could. Women ruled, were warriors, Druids, and bards. Furthermore women ran the schools that trained the warriors.

Average women were protected by many laws and had may rights. They could divorce, own property, and were protected from abuse. They usually lived with a foster family where they were taught to do the domestic arts until they were 14. They were then married and lived with and assisted their husbands

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