Druid curses and wearing black robes

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Davin Raincloud
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Druid curses and wearing black robes

Postby Davin Raincloud » 06 Sep 2014, 15:41

British Druids were totally Goth (modern context) before it was cool!
"On the beach stood the adverse array, a serried mass of arms and men, with women flitting between the ranks. In the style of Furies, in robes of deathly black and with dishevelled hair, they brandished their torches; while a circle of Druids, lifting their hands to heaven and showering imprecations (a spoken curse), struck the troops with such an awe at the extraordinary spectacle that, as though their limbs were paralysed, they exposed their bodies to wounds without an attempt at movement. Then, reassured by their general, and inciting each other never to flinch before a band of females and fanatics, they charged behind the standards, cut down all who met them, and enveloped the enemy in his own flames.

The next step was to install a garrison among the conquered population, and to demolish the groves consecrated to their savage cults: for they considered it a pious duty to slake the altars with captive blood and to consult their deities by means of human entrails. While he was thus occupied, the sudden revolt of the province was announced to Suetonius.”
http://resourcesforhistory.com/celtic_druids.htm

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Re: Druid curses and wearing black robes

Postby Judanne » 11 Sep 2014, 17:45

I too have a robe of 'deathly black' and I can brandish a torch with the best of them. Sadly though, my days of flitting belong to my youth.... :roll: :witch:
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Re: Druid curses and wearing black robes

Postby DJ Droood » 12 Sep 2014, 02:03

Sounds like the Romans saw the Druids as sort of the ISIS threat of the day.
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