Land of the Gods is the story of the ancient inhabitants of the Lothians and the Borders, whose accomplishments are visible in Cairnpapple, Traprain Law and other ancient monuments. They accentuated the region’s unique volcanic landscape to make it reflect their mythology, which spoke of gods descending from Earth and the local ruler being a representative of the sun god – Loth.
Throughout history, the land remained special: the Romans did not conquer
the Gododdin, as they called the inhabitants. And when the Romans were
retreating from Britain and for the first time, neighbouring tribes tried
to lay claim to the land, a magnificent warrior appeared, who would fight
for the survival of his land. He was remembered as Arthur and his Camelot
was the Lothians and Borders region.
Philip Coppens (1971-) is the author of The Stone Puzzle of Rosslyn Chapel (2002) and The Canopus Revelation (2004). He lives in North Berwick, in the shadow of the Lothians’ “Mound of Creation”.
Author's webpage @ www.philipcoppens.com