In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The Druids in England worshiped the evergreen because it had eternal life, it did not brown and die in the winter.
- It is said that the ancient Druids occasionally performed human sacrifice under certain extreme situations.
- Others think that the Celtic Druids and the Nordic tribes may have had some influence.
- Subsequent neopagans took their inspiration from the Druids, from ancient Egypt, from the Vikings, from Rome.
- The Druids would cut the mistletoe that grew on the oak tree and give it as a blessing.
- The Druids, the high priests of the Celts, spent twenty years learning the traditions and oral lessons.
- Even in very early times the position of Ferns led to it being a gathering place for ancient Druids ceremonies and the meeting place of some of the chieftains.
- Throughout his later life he became obsessed with the romantic idealization of the Druids and the religion of the ancient British.
- It is a little known fact that the great Gothic Cathedrals were built over the sacred wells and groves of the earlier Druids.
- He was I believe a friend of Isaac Newton, and the oldest records he could find were Roman records, and the Romans said that when they arrived in the area, there were Druids there.
- Indeed there are various stories and legends, which convey a sense of peace and harmony between the first Christian settlers in Britain and the Druids, the Celtic priesthood.
- Being the only depiction of organized Celtic religion in pre-Roman Europe that historians possess, the Druids have become a modern focal point of popular interest.
- The exchange of a kiss under the mistletoe is linked back to the ancient times of the Druids.
- The Celt's priestly caste, the Druids, has become a part of modern folklore.
- The Druids were the priests or ministers of religion among the ancient Celtic nations in Gaul, Britain, and Germany.
- I think the world needs the witches, the shamans, the Wiccans, the Druids and the ritual magicians.
- I formed ideals of my own, read everything I could about religions like Buddhism and books on the ancient Druids.
- In their own way, the Druids were very religious.
- The Druids, whose Stonehenge temples can be seen in England, regarded mistletoe with reverence and used to burn it in sacrifice during the solstitial festivities.
- Knocking on wood is meant to bring good luck by enlisting the support of spirits who according to the ancient pagans Druids, lived in trees.
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