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The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature

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2003
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Literature
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191 words

a learned class among the Celts of Gaul, Britain, and Ireland. The name has been derived from the Indo-European particle ...

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A Dictionary of World Mythology

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2003

An ancient Celtic order of priests, teachers, diviners, and magicians. The name itself is thought to relate to an oak ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
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Classical studies, History
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536 words

The druids were a priestly class of the ancient Celts of Gaul (roughly modern France), Britain, and Ireland. They may ...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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46 words

Pre-Christian Celtic religious leaders in ancient Britain, Ireland, and Gaul. Little is known of them, but they appear to have ...

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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192 words

the priests of the pre‐Christian Celts. Greek and Roman writers describe the druids of Britain and the Continent as ...

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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2004

An order of male and female priest-philosophers of pre-Christian Celtic society, known in Continental Europe, the Mediterranean basin, Great Britain, ...

Druids and Druidry

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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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2010
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences
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1,548 words

Contemporary Druidry, notionally derived from the ancient religion and philosophical system of the Celts as described by classical authors and ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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Archaeology, History
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134 words
[CP] ... Term used by classical writers to refer to a sector of Celtic society whose principal function was the performance of religious rites. Their training reputedly involved ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

a priest, magician, or soothsayer in the ancient Celtic religion; the word is first recorded from the mid 16th century in English sources, in Golding's translation of ...

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