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Definition of Druid

  • One of an order of priests which in ancient times existed among certain branches of the Celtic race, especially among the Gauls and Britons.
  • A member of a social and benevolent order, founded in London in 1781, and professedly based on the traditions of the ancient Druids. Lodges or groves of the society are established in other countries.
  • a pre-Christian priest among the Celts of ancient Gaul and Britain and Ireland

How to use druid in a sentence. Druid pronunciation.

It went further back than the island castles, further back than the Druids; and was among Father Oliver's earliest recollections.
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You have been to Derrinrush: you know how mystic and melancholy the wood is, full of hazels and Druid stones.
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By the impersonal conscience he meant the opinions of others, traditional beliefs, and the rest; and thinking of these things he wandered round the Druid stones, and when his thoughts returned to Nora's special case he seemed to understand that if any other priest had acted as he had acted he would have acted rightly, for in driving a sinful woman out of the parish he would be giving expression to the moral law as he understood it and as Garranard understood it.
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He turned into the woods and walked aimlessly, trying to escape from his thoughts, and to do so he admired the pattern of the leaves, the flight of the birds, and he stopped by the old stones that may have been Druid altars; and he came back an hour after, walking slowly through the hazel-stems, thinking that the law of change is the law of life.
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In the desert isle of Gallinaria, near Genoa, he lived on roots, to train himself for the monastic life; and then went north-west, to Poitiers, to found Liguge (said to be the most ancient monastery in France), to become Bishop of Tours, and to overthrow throughout his diocese, often at the risk of his life, the sacred oaks and Druid stones of the Gauls, and the temples and idols of the Romans.
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He does battle against "satraps" and "magicians"- probably heathen chieftains and Druids; he goes to the Holy Land, and is made archbishop by the Patriarch of Jerusalem: he introduces, it would seem, into this island the right of sanctuary for criminals in any field consecrated to himself.
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The Druid had a special affinity with Borrow, in regard to his kindness for an old applewoman.
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His applewoman kept a stall in the Strand to which the Druid was a constant visitor, mainly for the purpose of having a chat and borrowing and repaying small sums, rarely exceeding one shilling.
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In the Celtic mysteries of the Druids, the temple of initiation was either oval, to represent the mundane egg-a symbol, as has already been said, of the world; or circular, because the circle was a symbol of the universe; or cruciform, in allusion to the four elements, or constituents of the universe.
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The Druids practised the same custom whenever they celebrated their sacred rites; and the ancient Peruvians are said always to have left their shoes at the porch when they entered the magnificent temple consecrated to the worship of the sun.
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The Druids gave white vestments to those of their initiates who had arrived at the ultimate degree, or that of perfection.
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Lastly, I may refer to the preservation of this rite among the Druids, whose "mystical dance" around the _cairn_, or sacred stones, was nothing more nor less than the rite of circumambulation.
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This sacred name among the Druids reminds me of what is the latest, and undoubtedly the most philosophical, speculation on the true meaning, as well as pronunciation, of the ineffable tetragrammaton.
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Ever afterwards the mistletoe was revered as a sacred plant, consecrated to the powers of darkness; and annually it became an important rite among the Druids to proceed into the forest in search of the mistletoe, which, being found, was cut down by the Arch Druid, and its parts, after a solemn sacrifice, were distributed among the people.
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The _myrtle_ performed the same office of symbolism in the Mysteries of Greece as the lotus did in Egypt, or the mistletoe among the Druids.
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The Druids, it is well known, had no other images of their gods but cubical, or sometimes columnar, stones, of which Toland gives several instances.
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Heaps of stones of a conical form, erected by the Druids.
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In all the ancient initiations, the aspirant was placed in darkness for a period differing in each,-among the Druids for three days, among the Greeks for twenty-seven, and in the Mysteries of Mithras for fifty. In all of these, as well as in Freemasonry, darkness is the symbol of initiation not complete.
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In the British Mysteries, says Davies (Mythol. of the British Druids), the novitiate passed the river of death in the boat of Garanhir, the Charon of the Greeks; and before he could be admitted to this privilege, it was requisite that he should have been mystically buried, as well as mystically dead.
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A term used by the Druids to designate the circumambulation around the sacred cairns, and is derived from two words signifying "on the right of the sun," because the circumambulation was always in imitation of the course of the sun, with the right hand next to the cairn or altar.
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Examples of Druid

Example #1
Himself and his brother James used to go there when they were boys to cut hazel stems, to make fishing-rods; and one had only to turn over the dead leaves to discover the chips scattered circlewise in the open spaces where the coopers sat in the days gone by making hoops for barrels.
Example #2
He remembered it as a deep, religious wood, with its own particular smell of reeds and rushes.
Example #3
After wandering a long while I turned into a path.
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As I wandered in Derrinrush, I came suddenly upon some blood-red beech-trees, and the hollow was full of blood-red leaves.
Example #5
This primitive code of morals was all Garranard could understand in its present civilization, and any code is better than no code.
Example #6
The question interested him, and he pondered it a long while, finding himself at last forced to conclude that there is no moral law except one's own conscience, and that the moral obligation of every man is to separate the personal conscience from the impersonal conscience.