Thursday 15 January 2015


A member of the priestly class in Britain during the Iron Age (c 700 BC - AD 43), as recorded by Classical authors at the time of the Roman conquest in the 1st century AD.
Little is known about the Iron Age Druids. Written Roman accounts, the only known sources, refer to rituals involving sacred oak groves, the cutting of mistletoe, and sacrifices of animal and humans. In the wake of the Celtic revival during the 18th and 19th centuries, friendly societies and neo-pagan groups were founded based on received ideas about the ancient Druids.