The Druids were interesting. They had an unusual religion and normal jobs such as philosophers, judges, teachers, historians, doctors, seers, astronomers, and astrologers. They had an exotic sense of style and they carried ritual objects along with them.
The Druids worshiped and held ceremonies at Stonehenge. They were
the priests and priestesses of the Celts. Druidism had different
beliefs than most other religions. They were polytheistic and believed
that the soul is immortal. They also believed that the soul entered a new
body after death. They killed animals and possibly humans for sacrifice
at Stonehenge. They regarded mistletoe and oak as sacred. They
also studied the flights of birds and the remains of sacrificed animals
to foretell the future. They were the religious intelligentsia of
their culture. Although nobody knows who built Stonehenge, some think
that the Druids built it.
People think that Druidism began in the second century BC. Druidism
died out in the 400's and 500's after the Celts became Christians.
Today, several groups in Great Britain and Ireland practice what they believe
to be ancient Druidism.
The Druids were known as soothsayers and wizards, but before that, they
were philosophers, judges, educators, historians, doctors, seers, astronomers,
and astrologers. They were especially talented in math and astronomy.
The Druids were practically walking encyclopedias after finishing school.
The Druids' wardrobe has always been questioned. They mostly have
been shown in a knee length toga, a hooded cloak and no shoes. They
usually have some sort of bag or script hanging from their belts, and sometimes
carry a piece of mistletoe or oak. This dress code made the Druids
look very outlandish.
When the Druids first appeared in England, they needed to be close to nature,
otherwise they couldn't survive. They had to get all of their food
by killing animals. They would assemble deep in the woods and gather
around a fire. Here, they would dream of magic for their people.
This created an establishment that uplifted and inspired their world of
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