druidism


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dru·id

also Dru·id  (dro͞o′ĭd)
n.
A member of an order of priests in ancient Gaul and Britain who appear in Welsh and Irish legend as prophets and sorcerers.

[From Latin druidēs, druids, of Celtic origin; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]

dru·id′ic (dro͞o-ĭd′ĭk), dru·id′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
dru·id′i·cal·ly adv.
dru′id·ism n.

druidism

(ˈdruːɪdɪzəm)
n (often capital)
1. (Other Non-Christian Religions) history the beliefs and religious system of the ancient druids
2. (Other Non-Christian Religions) the beliefs of modern-day druids

Druidism

the doctrines and practices of an order of Celtic priests in ancient Britain, Gaul, and Ireland. — Druid, n., adj.Druidic, Druidical, adj.
See also: Religion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.druidism - the system of religion and philosophy taught by the Druids and their rites and ceremonies
heathenism, pagan religion, paganism - any of various religions other than Christianity or Judaism or Islamism
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We don't believe in Egyptian mythology, but the Egyptians did; and I suppose even the Druids believed in Druidism.
Synopsis: "Celtic Mythology: The Nature and Influence of Celtic Myth from Druidism to Arthurian Legend" by Ward Rutherford is a lively and absorbing account of the world of Celtic myth and the role it has played in the development of western culture.
Another 423 people in the West Midlands stated their religion as "druid" or druidism.
At the time of the children's placement with the foster family, their mother had disclaimed any religious belief, but later made various statements suggesting that she was Catholic, atheist, or followed the tenets of Druidism.
Cornwall Council has told its schools that pagan beliefs, which include witchcraft, druidism and the worship of ancient gods such as Thor, should be taught alongside Christianity, Islam and Judaism, the Daily Mail reported.
Our emotional brand of Christianity is closer to African Animism than to the chill Druidism of northern Europe.
Kristoffer Hughes, 40, of Bodorgan, Anglesey quit Bible school to discover Druidism because he felt Christianity had "nothing original to offer".
Traces of Druidism and nature worship are probably still there.
Where she is at her most sanguine is when she attacks the viewpoint that, because there is no direct archaeological testimony for the existence of druids, the archaeology of druidism is irrelevant.
But who can fail to detect some strange doings in England, with its recent decision to consider druidism an official religion?
I attended Quaker services for three years along the way and have wandered through Druidism.
Among antiquarians Druidism was a widely discussed and hotly debated subject in the eighteenth century.