Rethinking The Ancient Druids An Archaeological Perspective
Rethinking The Ancient Druids: An Archaeological Perspective (New Approaches to Celtic Religion and Mythology) by Miranda Aldhouse-Green
English | December 8, 2021 | ISBN: 1786837978 | True PDF | 224 pages | 51.6 MB
Dispels misconceptions about the ancient Druids through a careful study of their material culture.
Ancient authors have painted the Druids in a negative light, defining them as a barbaric cult that perpetrated savage and blood rites in ancient Britain and Gaul. Archaeology tells a more complicated story of this enigmatic priesthood, revealing a theocracy of immense political and sacred power. This book explores the tangible "footprint" the Druids have left behind in sacred spaces, art, ritual equipment, images of the gods, strange burial rites, and human sacrifice. In this careful study of Druid material culture, Miranda Aldhouse-Green uncovers compelling new findings about ancient religious beliefs and practices.