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Druids at Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. . .  —  Buy this art print at

Members of the ancient pre-Christian Celtic priestcraft of Britain and Gaul, a secret order about which almost nothing is known. The term 'druid' means 'knowing the oak tree' in Gaelic; the oak tree was sacred to the Celts.

The Romans tell us that the Druids were magicians, but the nature of their magic is unknown. The Romans also tell us that they believed in the transmigration of souls (which may have been reincarnation). They are said to have conducted their cult practices in sacred oak groves, where one of their chief rites was harvesting mistletoe using a golden sickle. They are also thought to have offered human sacrifices. It is probable that they were the representatives of the ancient Nordic and Christian Mysteries.


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The theory that the Druids built Stonehenge or Avebury, advanced by some antiquarians in the 17th and 18th centuries, has been proved by modern archaeological techniques to be false.

Many of the ancient magical spells used among the Druids survived until a comparatively late period — the names of saints being substituted for those of Celtic deities. In pronouncing incantations, the usual method employed was to stand upon one leg and point with the forefinger to the person or object on which the spell was to be laid, at the same time closing an eye, as if to concentrate the force of the entire personality upon that which was to be placed under the spell. All magic rites were accompanied by spells, and Druids often accompanied an army to assist by their magic in confounding the enemy.

Various Druid groups flourish in Britain and the United States, but claim no connection with ancient Druids. They celebrate eight pagan festivals in outdoor henges and groves, the most important being the summer solstice. Since 1985 modern Druids have been prevented from gathering at Stonehenge for the solstice, due to vandalism by spectators. American druids use a replica of Stonehenge in Washington State.


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Ancient Celts or Gauls Sacrificing a Cow, circa 1800-18
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  Ancient Celts or Gauls in Battle, circa 1800-18
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Raineri, Vittorio
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Druids at Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
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Adam Woolfitt
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  Stonehenge, or a Circular Temple of the Druids, Plate 19 from "The History of the Nations"
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The Sacred Grove of the Druids, from the Opera "Norma" by Vincenzo Bellini (1802-35)
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    In a Forest Near Chartres France Druids Collect Mistletoe for Ritual Purposes
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Damblans, Eugene
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Human Sacrifice by a Gaulish Druid, from "Histoire De France" by L.P. Anquetil, 1851
Human Sacrifice by a Gaulish Druid, from "Histoire De France" by L.P. Anquetil, 1851 Giclee Print
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    Druids Sacrificing to the Sun in Their Temple Called Stonehenge
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Child is Sacrificed to the Druid Deity
Child is Sacrificed to the Druid Deity Giclee Print
Boyd, Arthur
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    The Wicker Man in Which People were Burnt as Sacrifices to Their Deities
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Brendan the Navigator: A History Mystery About the Discovery of America.

By Oak, Ash & Thorn: Modern Celtic Shamanism.

-- Celtic Bards, Celtic Druids.

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-- Celtic Heritage: Ancient Tradition in Ireland and Wales.

-- Celtic Lore: The History of the Druids and Their Timeless Traditions.

-- Celtic Magic (Llewellyn's World Magic Series).

-- Celtic Myth & Legend: An A-Z of People and Places.

-- Celtic Myths (The Legendary Past).

-- Celtic Mythology: The Nature and Influence of Celtic Myth from Druidism to Arthurian Legend.

-- Celtic Traditions: Shamans, Druids, Faeries, and Wiccan Rituals.

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-- Celtic Women in Legend, Myth, and History.

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-- Essential Celtic Mythology: Stories That Change the World.

-- Irish Druids and Old Irish Religions.

Lives and Legends of Saint Brendan the Voyager.

Navigatio Sancti Brendani Abbatis: From Early Latin Manuscripts.

-- Omens, Oghams & Oracles: Divination in the Druidic Tradition.

-- Spirits of the Sacred Grove: The World of a Druid Priestess.

-- The 21 Lessons of Merlyn: A Study in Druid Magic and Lore.

-- The Ancient Celts.

-- The Book of Druidry: History, Sites and Wisdom.

-- The Celtic Druids' Year: Seasonal Cycles of the Ancient Celts.

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-- The Druid Tradition ('Elements of ... ' Series).

-- The Druid Way.

-- The Druids (Nora K. Chadwick).

-- The Druids (Paul R. Lonigan).

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-- The Druids: Celtic Priests of Nature.

The Emerald Sea: The Quest of Brendan the Navigator (Heroes of the Misty Isle Series).

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The Sacred World of the Celts: An Illustrated Guide to Celtic Spirituality and Mythology.

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The Voyage of Saint Brendan.

The Voyage of Saint Brendan: Sources and Analogues.

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