Why So Many People Are Becoming Druids

In the last 100 years, thousands and thousands of people have banded together across the world and revived a belief system that was once completely gone. Druidry is quite unique compared to other belief systems in that many millennia ago, it was all but wiped from the face of the earth, and much of what we know about Druidry in the modern age is based off third hand accounts.

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How The Ancient Druids Eventually Vanished

While Druidry has made something of a rebound in recent years, with more and more people interested, more authors creating books, and entire new sects popping up around the world, today’s Druidry is quite different to the one that the ancient Celts would have practised. The biggest contributor to this is because a lot – if not most – of the information about the ancients have been completely lost to the passage of time.

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Commonly Believed False Facts About Druidry

Due to the fact that modern Druidry isn’t widely practised, and that it has a rather strange past, it’s easy for most people to brush it off as nothing more than a phase, despite it being a legitimate belief system.

Some people might even have fairly malicious beliefs about Druidry, and that it might ultimately cause more harm than good.

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Famous Druids From Throughout History

Druidry is by no means a new creation, having a history that spans centuries, even if the modern version that we’re familiar with is far different from what our ancestors once practised.

Throughout the ages, there have been a number of famous druids that left such a mark on the people and communities around them that they became legendary in their own right.

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Adopting Druidry In The Modern World

We’ve all had a long day at the office, only to be stuck in traffic for hours on end, and by the time that we get home, we long to escape from it all and live out in the forest.

Unfortunately, and much to the surprise of many, living out in the forests is not as easy as it seems, and it can be a hard and difficult life that most are not really prepared for.

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Who Were The Druids?

The term ‘druid’ refers to a member of the learned class among the ancient Celts. These people acted as priests, teachers as well as judges.

The earliest-known records of the Druids come from the 3rd century BCE. Their name might have come from a Celtic word that means “knower of the oak tree.” Very little is known for certain regarding the Druids, who kept absolutely no records of their own.

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Interesting Facts About The Druids

A high-ranking member of ancient Celtic culture, Druids were an esteemed bunch of literate individuals. Living in Gaul around 1200-600 BC, their membership was made up of medical professionals, lawyers, engineers, mathematicians, and politicians. Druids were divided into three sections – the Ovates who practiced medicine or foretold the future, the Bards who told stories and made music and the Druids who were philosophers, teachers and judges.

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