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    Sources on Ancient Druidry

    I'm placing this here because it is an academic question, but if someone thinks it should go into the druidry/celtic pages, go ahead and replace it.

    I was wondering if anyone knew of any good academic sources on ancient druidry or the Celts. Not just religiously, but culturally as well. Things from people who have studied what evidence that we do have of them and tried to accurately depicts that information. Or even if just the authors, if they have multiple works that I could look into.

    I've studied Buddhist scripture for the last six months. I'm thinking I'm ready to move on to a different culture, but I want to find academic sources, not just online babble that may or may not be accurate.
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    Re: Sources on Ancient Druidry

    There are a couple books on the Celts and on Druids by Peter Beresford (sp?) Ellis, Miranda Green and also by Ronald Hutton (the guy that wrote Triumph of the Moon), I've read books by all of them, but not all they have written, and I would recommend them.
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    Re: Sources on Ancient Druidry

    Thanks thal!

    ETA: Triumph of the Moon is actually on my wish list right now.
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    Re: Sources on Ancient Druidry

    Has anyone read Leslie Ellen Jones? I've read some good reveiws for one of her books, but they are purely academic and I'd also like something thats easily readable.
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    Re: Sources on Ancient Druidry

    Hutton wrote a book specifically about Druids as well: Witches, Druids and King Arthur (2003) and Blood and Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain (2009)
    I'm still part-way through two of his other books, but I know he is considered a thoroughly reliable scholar.

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