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The world of the Druids

Author: Miranda J Aldhouse-Green
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this authoritative account, Miranda Green unravels the truth about the Druids. Examining the archaeological evidence, Classical commentaries and early Welsh and Irish myths, she shows that the Druids were fully integrated into Celtic societyfulfilling varied and necessary roles, both secular and religious. The Roman writers are seen to reflect the double standards of an invading society: condemning as barbaric  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miranda J Aldhouse-Green
ISBN: 050005083X 9780500050835
OCLC Number: 37035308
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Finding the Druids --
The Celts and the supernatural --
The Druids in classical literature --
Digging up Druids --
Sarcrifice and prophecy --
The female Druids --
Sacred places and their priests --
Druids in Irish myth --
Druids resurrected --
Druids today --
Directory of modern Druid organizations.
Responsibility: Miranda J. Green.

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Were the Druids barbaric head-hunters involved in human sacrifice? Or were they wise and benevolent healers who could interpret omens and predict the future? This account covers all aspects of  Read more...

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