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Druids

  • Druid Decline

    The 19th century shows us two main lines along which the decline of Druid folklore follows. On the one hand, the venerable priests remain harmless and even semi-frivolous figures of romantic antiquity, familiar literary characters. Already in the eighteenth century, natural features such as & lt;...

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  • DRUIDS AND STONEHENGE

    Together with the discovery of the Druids on the pages of Greek and Roman authors came the realization that they worshiped their gods in the groves and forest glades. Early antiquaries (lovers of antiquities), such as Shedius or Pufendorf, believed that there, in especially dark places under the ...

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  • SCULPTURAL IMAGES

    We have already touched on the issue of sculptural images of people or only the human head. This tradition has spread in the Celtic world from the VI century BC. e., probably as a result of Greek or Etruscan influence. Naturally, stone sculptures had more chances to survive. We see examples of ...

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  • LANGUAGE AND LITERACY

    This world was part of a group of closely related linguistically Indo-European languages. The date when the differentiation of the general Celtic vocabulary occurred has not been established. But this clearly happened long before the first mention of the Druids appeared. They were divided into t...

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  • Druids offer a thousand pounds to catch the vandals who painted Rollright Stones

    On the border of the counties of Oxfordshire and Warwickshire, unknown vandals painted over 70 megaliths of Rollright Stones, reports BBC . Followers of the cult of the Druids have branded this outrageous action and offer a reward of one thousand pounds for the capture of the guilty. Experts esti...

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  • Druids

    Great mystery surrounds the Celtic priests — Druids living in Gaul (modern France) and Britain. They were judges, and mentors, and healers, and soothsayers. The little that we know about them is gleaned from the works of Greek and Roman authors, relating to the period between the 2nd centu...

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  • Druids

    " The religion of the Celts, representing the worship of nature, was at the same time a religion priests, because, being in the hands of a special caste, it became the subject of priestly theorization and rose to the theological teachings ". The Druid Corporation, uniting all of Gaul and...

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  • Shrines and Temples

    It is hardly surprising that the exceptions to the general rule, namely one closed sacred fence and small log cabins were discovered on the territory of subjugated southern Gaul, which became a Roman province in 121 BC. e. In two places, in Mouris (department of Bush de Rhone) and in Saint-Blais...

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  • Agriculture and Druid Economics

    Plants and animals, wild and domestic, provided food and other products. The main crops of prehistoric Europe from the 6th millennium BC. e. there was wheat and barley, and then oats and rye were added to them, more resistant to a cold and humid climate, developed from weeds a mixture of the ori...

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  • Druid Technologies

    Our knowledge of Celtic culture is based primarily on archaeological evidence. No matter how flowery and reliable the literature looks, it is advisable to continue our brief assessment of the environment of the existence of druids in terms of the scale of confidence proposed by Hauks. Therefore, ...

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  • Evidence from written sources

    The most important and most difficult group of sources are written documents that can be divided into two classes . In the first, we must put the testimonies of Greek and Roman writers regarding the Celts, their religion, and partly Druids. The testimonies of the classics relate to limited areas...

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  • Iconographic and epigraphic evidence.

    Regarding religious items, we should first of all acknowledge that their very nature does not imply that they can be found only by means of archeology, without the help and support of at least some written evidence, for example inscriptions. But as we have already mentioned, not one authentically...

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  • Sources: archaeological evidence

    Since the late 1920s, archeology has become the main source of new information about the Druids. In recent years, new excavations and new interpretations have greatly expanded our knowledge of the prehistory of Europe, and although the gaps in them are still pitiable and constantly reminiscent of ...

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  • First Druid Book

    THREE Druid Testaments: Worship what is sacred to you - be it God, Goddess or Gods. Do no harm to anyone for no reason. Always and everywhere behave appropriately. TWO LAWS OF THE Druid: Everyone decides for himself. The right of independent choice is holy. These laws and covenants are unchanged...

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  • Giant Dance

    Stonehenge's giant structure is a stone mystery in the very center of Europe, as this amazing monument is called one from researchers Dr. Umlmor Trever. This is an ancient building located in England. Now archaeologists have agreed that this architectural monument was erected in three stages betw...

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  • ABOUT THE MAGIC OF PLANTS

    Françoise Leroux & Druids " (excerpt) Speaking of plant magic, it should be noted one of its completely different kind, which, as we can see, is used by the druid during the search for the queen abducted by the inhabitant of the seeds, one of those deities of the Other World who often solicit...

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  • AND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE WORD "Druid"

    One of the oldest definitions of the name of druids based on etymology is given by Pliny: & quot ; Do not forget among all this that the Gauls deeply venerate. The Druids, for that is what their magicians are called, have nothing more sacred than the mistletoe and the tree on which it grows, and ...

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  • WHAT ANCIENT Druids believed?

    The final and complete answer to this question is not possible within the framework of this short article, since this not a thing that is easy to explain in a few lines. Your humble author has tried to study this problem for more than ten years. Perhaps I have managed to outline here some of the...

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  • MISCELLANEOUS Druidism

    Since the early Romantic Renaissance of Druidism, which began at the beginning of the eighteenth century, a lot of ideas came up regarding druidism, which relate more to the human imagination than to history. Here are some of the most common: " The Barddas ": book of knowledge of the Ba...

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  • Holy Holidays of Irish Druidism

    The ancient Irish had a special relationship with the land. They perceived the change of seasons and the movement of the sun across the sky as the life cycle of Mother Earth and the Father of the Sun. Their existence depended on how long the warm days given to them by the Sun lasted and on the ab...

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  • Sacred Water and Wells

    « Running water is sacred » old Somerset saying Cornwall's West End & ndash; land of impassable, sea-filled heather fields and giant megaliths. But it was in one of the hidden places of this ancient land that my companion and I came across a relict no less impressive than these large ...

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  • Victim, Indo-European tradition and modern druidism

    A lot of pundits spent a lot of ink, paper and time trying to determine the meaning of the victim. Their efforts were doomed initially. They tried to find the only thing behind every sacrifice. But he is not. A victim can have very different meanings in different cultures, and sometimes even mo...

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  • Druids and Rome at the Beginning of the Gallic War

    Domanina S. A. " Antique World and Archeology " Vol. 11. Saratov, 2002. 1. The question of the relationship of the Druids and Rome during the Gallic war to this day remains one of the most controversial in the historiography of Celtic Gaul. Its complexity is due to several factors. Fi...

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  • Cosmos, Chaos and Druid

    Cosmology is the study of the structure of the universe, space, or a description of this structure. The word " Cosmos " has a common root with the word " cosmetics ", and this immediately tells us that the cosmos, in essence, is beautiful. In contrast to Chaos. I have the wor...

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  • Druids. The laws of magic.

    One of the areas of druids secret knowledge was magic and witchcraft. Not only Pliny considered the druids not only priests, but also powerful magicians. How many legends exist about how they talked with animals, caused rains and droughts, kept sledding winds in bags and hit the enemies with ruth...

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