Druids, the all round ‘good guys’.

If you go look up the word Druid on Wikipedia this in essence is what you’ll find:
‘A druid (Old Irish: druí; Welsh: derwydd) was a member of the educated, professional class among the Celtic peoples of Gaul, Britain, Ireland, and possibly elsewhere during the Iron Age. The druid class included law-speakers, poets and doctors, among other learned professions, although the best known among the druids were the religious leaders.
Very little is known about the ancient druids. They left no written accounts of themselves, and the only evidence are a few descriptions left by Greek, Roman, and various scattered authors and artists, as well as stories created by later medieval Irish writers. While archaeological evidence has been uncovered pertaining to the religious practices of the Iron Age people, not one single artefact or image has been unearthed that can undoubtedly be connected with the ancient druids.’
I think you’ll agree that’s all a bit vague…and who trusts what the Roman’s had to say?
Whilst researching Britannica I soon learned that there wasn’t much written about Druids, wherever I looked I just confirmed what I thought, experts can guess, current day self-proclaimed Druids can speculate but ultimately no one knows. So what better character for Britannica to have as a main man than a Druid.
I decided my Druid priest Uisnech would be a shining example of what I considered a community leader should have been back then. He would have a moral backbone that was unbreakable, impartial judgement beyond question and a compassion that was recognized by all; he would be a teacher generous with his learning and his time, a story teller and a healer, he’d be judge, jury and at times executioner. Uisnech would outwardly be a perfect example of what a Druid should be, but he wouldn’t be perfect, he’d just be a man and on the inside he’d struggle with the same self-doubt, guilt and self-reproach as any other man, he’d be just much better at hiding it.


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