Discussion, History

Sources for Modern Druidry

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” - Scottish proverb A large question in the pagan community seeking Druidry as a spiritual path is in regards to where the information about the Celts and Druids derives from. How many times do we read, “We don’t know anything… Continue reading Sources for Modern Druidry

History

Appearance and Personality of Ancient Celts

The Celts were quoted as being a very neat and cleanly people. They are one of the cultures credited for inventing soap and based on first hand accounts preferred to bath at least every other day, if not once a day when possible. Many first hand accounts claimed they took great pride in themselves and… Continue reading Appearance and Personality of Ancient Celts

History

Class and Law System of Ancient Celts

Celtic society was mainly separated into three classes that were fairly typical of ancient societies at the time. At the top were the kings or chieftains, nobles and owners of the land. The middle class or “nemeth” meaning “sacred; the noble class of society” were the artisans, druids, ovates and bards. People in this class… Continue reading Class and Law System of Ancient Celts

History

Famous Leaders of Ancient Celts

Leaders ordered by date they appear in history. Onomaris Onomaris was a Galatian woman thought to have lived in the 4th century BCE. She was described in the short Greek work Tractatus De Mulieribus which was written by an anonymous author. In the text, fourteen famous ancient women are discussed. According to this text, her… Continue reading Famous Leaders of Ancient Celts

History

Druids and Religion of Ancient Celts

Druids were essentially the central religious figures, leaders, teachers, healers, judges and seers in Celtic society. The name druid may have meant philosopher, seer or someone very knowledgable. As mentioned before, while a tribe's chieftain was considered their official leader, druid opinion was of the highest value and therefore they were likely the true pillars… Continue reading Druids and Religion of Ancient Celts