To the sea-faring and fishing Celts the catch fish was
and of predominant importance. The Celtic indication of
the fish, unusually the salmon, represents know-
ledge, wisdom, divination and mystic inspiration.
In Celtic mythology the Salmon of Wisdom were
the keepers of all knowledge, which they gained
by consumption the nuts of the sacred hazel trees.
Salmon and trout were regularly associated to sacred
wells and springs, which were sitting room of unrefined
curing and Celtic cipher of spiritual rebirth.