Symbolism

Ancient Druid Herbalism

“Three things that constitute a physician: a complete cure, leaving no blemish behind, a painless examination.” -Irish triad (9th century) The Roman, Pliny speaks of “Druids and this race of prophets and doctors.” The use of  practical as well as magical herbal healing abilities is commonly mentioned in historical reference to the ancient Druids and… Continue reading Ancient Druid Herbalism

Symbolism

Animal Allies

“A wise wolf hides his fangs.” -Welsh proverb According to Celtic mythology, animals were mostly seen as allies or helpers. Many clans celebrated and displayed a particular animal to represent them or that had qualities they wished to exemplify. These were what is today known as someone's spirit animal. They were also called totem animals… Continue reading Animal Allies

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Healing Waters

Rivers, Streams, Lakes and Wells Water has always played an integral role in human life but was held with exceptional reverence by the Celts. Reverence for springs and wells specifically, was very widespread. There may have been an underlying belief that water held very strong curative powers. Not only is water necessary to survive but… Continue reading Healing Waters

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Archaeology and Artifacts

While the symbology speaks for itself in some of these ancient examples of archaeology, they will ultimately always remain a bit of a mystery. They are wonderful marvels and places to commune with our ancestors that may have used them. As we have previously discussed, these ancient structures that often dot what was once a… Continue reading Archaeology and Artifacts