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Druids and druidism

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Druids. A Druidic Sacrifice of Prisoners of War, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/2619
Scope and Contents

Illustration of 'a druidic sacrifice of prisoners of war' showing several robed druids standing in front of a large wicker man structure with people inside as it burns.

Dates: 1870s-1930s

Druids. Druidic Celebration of a Mystic Rite, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/2626
Scope and Contents

Illustration of men and women performing a Druidic celebration of a mystic rite in a forest.

Dates: 1870s-1930s

Note about worship by druids in the Outer Hebrides, c1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/58
Scope and Contents

Note about worship by druids in the Outer Hebrides including a description of the worship on sìthean [fairy hills] and their burning of fires there. Also lists the various festivals which they would celebrate and that they influenced the naming of fairy hills. Carmichael notes the fairy hill at Fi-leum Stronnd [Srannda/Strond, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] and to ask a woman called Beathag in Berneray [Beàrnaraigh] about Croc-sonari there.

Dates: c1872

Notebook No.110, 25 June 1843 - 7 July 1843

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 4: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/110
Scope and Contents This notebook contains a record of Charles Lyell's travels through France (continued from previous notebooks, Number 108, 109 and concluded in following notebook, Number 111), including Tartaret volcano and Lake Chambon, a volcanic dam lake created by its eruption, in Puy-de-Dôme. It is dated June 25 to July 7, 1843. Notes are written in pencil and ink and are primarily field notes and observations with numerous sketches. The index is located in the back of the notebook on pages 113-116 plus...
Dates: 25 June 1843 - 7 July 1843

Notebook No.259, 4 July 1871-21 September 1871

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 9: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/259
Scope and Contents Red leather notebook, with index at the back. Page 1 starts with a list of Books taken on Summer Tour, including ‘Prehistoric Archaeology’ 1858, ‘Fuel of the Sun’, ‘Astronomy without Mathematics’, Black’s ‘Atlas’ and Notebooks 256, 211, 210 and 117. Lyell’s group left London on the 4th July, for Derby, then tours the Lake District Lyell's own index Notebook is written by Lyell – scrappy writing and corrections at times – as well as Arabella...
Dates: 4 July 1871-21 September 1871

Story entitled 'Druidh Achabheannaich' about burning druids, 28 January 1874

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/143
Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Druidh Achabheannaich' from Latheron, Caithness [Latharan, Gallaibh] about a small circular fold like altar in the middle of a heather-covered cairn just to the east of the Druid's Stone, Clach nan Druidhneach, where it is believed that druids who had become too old were burnt alive. Among those was a young druid who was preparing the altar for such a ceremony when he choked on the smoke and died. It was said that he was snatched by the old druid's spirit.

Dates: 28 January 1874