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  • Priests Druids
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    DRUIDS Who were the Druids? The stereotypical image of a Druid is one of a thoughtful philosopher and magician, schooled in the lore of the traditions, and in charge of the education of the chieftains as well as those who sought to obtain knowledge considered obscure by the rest of society. They were knower's of truth, able to manipulate that truth as well as inform others of it. Druids not only influenced society religiously, they also influenced it socially i.e. they took on the parts of teach...
  • Druids During The Anglo Saxon Period
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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 A...
  • Patrick The Druids Of Ireland Patrick
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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 c...
  • Druids Capable Of Many Magical Powers
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    Druids were a civilization of ancient Britain. They were a polytheistic with beliefs similar to those of the Wiccan religion. This group of ancient people has been said to have a link to Stonehenge. Their origin, beliefs, rituals and sights of worship have a link to the mysterious monument. The Druids originated from ancient Celtic tribes, at a time when the people had to live close to nature to survive. A Druid's connection to nature is the source of all their power (Spence 166). At the time on...
  • Celtic History
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    The Celts are commonly thought of as the ancient Irish. But really their civilization covered a much larger area than Ireland. The Celts first appeared in history in the 9th century BC. They spread into Gaul, the Iberian Peninsula, northern Italy, the Balkans, Asia Minor, Britain, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. By the 5th century BC, their civilization spread into towns in Italy, France, Germany and Switzerland. At the height of their power, their territory stretched from the British Isles to Tur...

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