Druid

Definition

Druids were a class of individuals in ancient Celtic cultures known for their great wisdom and knowledge of traditions. Not only priests who managed all religious rituals such as sacrifices (including humans), druids were able to give practical help by interpreting events of nature, divining the future as soothsayers, and making medicinal potions, especially using sacred plants like mistletoe.

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Timeline

  • 58 BCE - 51 BCE
    Julius Caesar's conquest of Gaul.
  • 59 CE
    The druid centre on Anglesey is systematically attacked by a Roman army.
  • 77 CE
    Pliny the Elder begins his work Natural History.
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