Druids Essays

  • Druids

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    THE DRUIDS During the Anglo-Saxon period, magic was often practiced among several different classes of people in their own ways. It was considered sinful but its power was always believed in. Their knowledge of magic was first sought out from the biblical story, The Three Wise Men. According to one legend, the men who visited baby Jesus were astrologers who located him by magic use of the stars. The Bible has many ferences to magic, sorcery, and witchcraft. Since religion was valued during

  • The Druids

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    The Druids The Celtic people have a long history. They have been portrayed in films and other such forms of entertainment many times over. They are seen as a mystery to most. They are shrouded not only in their hooded cloaks but also in mysticism. Since Christian times Druids have been depicted as wizards, sorcerers, and soothsayers. In Pre-Christian times, however, they were revered as philosophers, judges, educators, historians, doctors, seers, astronomers, and astrologers. The word "druidae"

  • The Ancient Druids

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    The Ancient Druids The ancient Druid religion was created within Celtic society at around 500 B.C. The religion itself was manifested through observations of the natural world. These observations of nature led to the philosophical, spiritual, and ritual base of the Druid religion. The ancient Celtic people populated Gaul and the British Isles from 900 B.C. to 700 C.E.(1,2,5). These were a people of nature. At the height of their society at around 300 B.C. there were hundreds of independent

  • Celtic Druids

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    "Welsh, Breton the language of Brittany, in France- and the variants of Gaelic spoken in Ireland and Scotland are all Celtic languages"(Stokstad 485). Celtic Druids Evidence of their culture is basically archeological, it has also come from oral tradition, dating back to shortly before the fifth century AD. Knowledge of all the Druids besides the Celtic ones has been found from and around the third century BC to the fourth century AD. Blacksmithing was an important craft to the Celts. Tools of

  • st patrick and the druids

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    ST. PATRICK & THE DRUIDS OF IRELAND Patrick was a Christian priest whose job it was to convert the population of Ireland to Christianity. The Druids, however, stood in his way. The Druids were very important people in Ireland at that time, and their symbol was the Snake of Wisdom. Druids could be priests of the old religion of Ireland, but there were also much more. One part of the Druid class were the "Bards", whose job it was to remember all of the history of the people, as well as to record

  • Druids: Human Savages or Powerful Minds?

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    reasons of entertainment. However, many believe that this ancient power coursed through past civilizations. Druids were thought to be capable of this power, they were shamans, high ranking religious figures in a society. They were said to have the ability to see into the future, the power to heal, the power to destroy, and the power to communicate with animals and spirits not from this world. Druids lived in forests of tall oak trees, where under these magnificent oaks they laid homage. The oak tree was

  • Indigenous Religion: Druid Religion

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    The Druids are a major division of Indigenous Religion and are located in the British Isles and Scotland. The Druids are most commonly associated with the Indigenous Celtic people of Ireland. Druids are known to have existed as far back as 3rd century B.C.E. (History of Britain: Rise and Fall of the Druids) The Druids passed down rituals and history through stories rather than through written text so a lot is still unknown about how they lived. There are still many people in today’s culture who actively

  • Druids and Druidism: A Study of Their Real Identity

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    exempt from being written with a bias when they describe the druids. Both authors are considered to be valid sources on historical events which make the assertions and observations that they noted more reliable than other authors. Upon a cursory observation of the text it seems that Caesar tended to find fewer faults in the druids customs compared to Pliny. This paper will argue and prove that although some of the practices of the druids were barbaric by the civilized Romans, overall they were religious

  • Ancient Priest: Druidism

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    Because the most reliable resources of evidence on Druidism, their own written scripts, cannot be found we can only make assumptions and Julius Caesar also spoke of this when stating “the Druids think it is not right to entrust their teachings to written script, though they use the Greek alphabet in almost all other matters, including public and private accounts.” (1) The real reasons for this are also unknown, but according to Julius Caesar, two assumptions can be made, “It seems to me that this

  • The Ancient Celts

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    similar culture and language. Each clan had their own territory, their own elected king (or chief), their own rules and the people were loyal to their clans. The highest rank in Celtic Society was held by the elected king, followed by the warriors, Druids, craftsmen and landowners, which were considered as noble. The noble families send their children to other clans for training and education. This fostering also developed close ties be...

  • Stonehenge

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    constructed by a group of people called Druids. This idea of Stonehenge being constructed by Druids has become deeply implanted in the uneducated minds of popular culture from tie seventeenth century to the present. It is common knowledge that the druids had nothing to do with these rings. The Druids flourished after about 300 B.C., more than 1500 years after the last stone rings were constructed. Even more, there is no evidence that suggests that the Druids even used these stone rings for ritual

  • The Children of Lir: The Swan and Paganism

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    a supernatural element, a transformation, with a sort of dark magic or dark theme surrounding it. The swan represents a supernatural element, a tie to magic and Kings, it is shrouded in Celtic mythology and history, and tangled in the tales of the druids; the swan represents the once polytheistic worship of the ancestors of Ireland and how the presence of their pagan past is represented in a dark light, that can only be saved by the cleansing force of Christianity. The thinking that swans have a close

  • The True Meaning of Halloween

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    their own festivals, a harvest fest called Poloma, and a celebration for the dead called Feralia.”(A Traditional Halloween) Though the celebration itself has been explained, the acts in which children celebrate it have not. “Some believe that Druids, who threatened dire consequences to residence who didn’t respond generously to their demands for free goods or money.”(A Traditional Halloween) Yet another clue where the tradition of trick or treating may come from is that author Joan Lee Faust

  • History of Stonehenge

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    It is a megalithic monument built during the Neolithic Period, approximately between 2750 and 1500 B.C..(Stokstad, p.54-55) The builders of this magnificent monument remain unknown although it was once incorrectly thought to have been built by the Druids.(Balfour) Stonehenge was built in several different phases beginning with the large white circle, 330 feet in diameter, surrounded by an eight foot-high embankment and a ring of fifty-six pits now referred to as the Aubrey Holes.(Stokstad, p.53;

  • Julius Caesar Druids

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    Who were Druids? Are our perspectives on them inevitably shaped by their encounter with the Romans? The Druids were religious mediators between the people the gods. Due to the lack of archaeological evidence and the prevalence of Roman records, our perceptions of the Druids even today are largely shaped by their encounters with the Romans. This lack of archaeological evidence is problematic when trying to decipher who exactly the druids were. Each person who wrote and indeed still writes, about

  • Halloween: The Celts And Druids

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    Regardless of how you celebrate the holiday, the history of Halloween remains the same. The Celts and Druids The first trace of Halloween was associated with Samhain. According to Scottish and Irish historical texts, Samhain was a summer end celebration observed annually by the Celtic people. This religious celebration was to honor the end of summer and to provide the spiritual magic needed for the Druids, Celtic priests, to prophesize the future. The Celts were completely dependent on the land and believing

  • My Hero's Short Story: Druid Traditions

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    paper rod was almost the same as reloading a clip in my weapon. I had read somewhere that life consists of what you think about. I thought about war every day and all day. It seemed only numbers and listening to my aunt as she taught me about the Druid traditions broke my concentration on war. Even at night, the only planets I could identify were Venus and Mars. The plants identified with love and war. Since, I was a failure at love, Mars was my planet. I learned to identify the constellation of

  • Celts' Religious Beliefs

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    that included Imbolc, Beltaine, Lugansa, and Samhain. The Imbolc festival celebrated fertility and growth. . This celebration was held in February. The Beltaine, held in May, was associated with the fertility of cattle and crops, which honored the Druids. During the Beltaine, the Celtic tribes drove herds between bonfires to purify and protect themselves against the evil spirits. The third festival that the Celts took part in is known as the Lugansa. Lugansa honored the gods and the harvest. The

  • Legal Letter

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    American Druids, filed a Facilities Use Request with the Backhouse High School administration to use an area of the front lawn know as “the rock”. “The rock” is an area that contains the school’s flagpole, as well as a boulder, which is a widely known symbol of school pride. The area is visible from the school’s front driveway and parking lot. The Facilities Use Request was filed by the Modern American Druids faculty advisor, Earthrid Maskull, a social studies teacher and self-proclaimed Druid priest

  • Mysterious Stonehenge

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    religious shrine for the Druids of the area. The Stonehenge is not shrouded in mystery just because they are huge stones weighing multiple tons in a circular formation, but that nobody truly knows when the formation came to be. Many archaeologists have opposing views on who created this monument, like Edomond Bolton credits it to the Celtic Queen Boudicca, which would make sense by the cremated remains found at the site. One of the most widely accepted ideas though is that the Druids of the time resurrected