Druids and Sidhe

In Ireland the oldest people are remembered as the Tuatha de Danaan, the People of the Mounds. In their ancient language the word for Tuatha, or People, was Clan. When the first Gaels, the sons of Mil, arrived in Ireland, they found the Tuatha De Danaan, the people of the Goddess, in control of the land. 

The sons of Mil fought them in battle and history records that they defeated them, driving them underground where it is said they remain to this day in the hollow hills or Sidhe mounds.

In the early Irish manuscripts we find references to the Tuatha De Danaan. They refer to a race of beings who are ‘gods and not gods but something in between'. In other writings they tell of the wise men of the Tuatha De Danaan and say that due to their intelligence and knowledge they obviously came from heaven.

druids, br kingsolver, succubus gift, sidhe, celtic priestess, goddessHistory also records that the Druids were the priestly class in Britain, Ireland, Gaul, and other parts of Celtic Europe and Galatia during the Iron Age. Very little is known about the ancient Druids. They left no written accounts about themselves and the only evidence is a few descriptions left by Greek and Roman authors and stories created by later medieval Irish writers. While archaeological evidence has been uncovered pertaining to the religious practices of the Iron Age people, not one single artifact or image has been unearthed that can undoubtedly be connected with the ancient Druids.

Irish passages referring to Druids are more numerous than those of the Greeks and Romans and paint a different picture of them. The Druids in Irish literature are sorcerers with supernatural powers, who are respected in society.

Then there are the Sidhe of mythology, considered to be a distinct race quite separate from human beings who have powers beyond those of men to move quickly through the air and change their shape at will. There is some speculation that the Tuatha are the ancestors of the Sidhe. Clearly the belief in the Sidhe is part of the pre-Christian religion which survived for thousands of years and which has never been completely wiped out from the minds of the people.

The Sidhe had distinct tribes, ruled over by fairy kings and queens in each territory corresponding to the old aristocracy of ancient Irish families, which is in itself a reflection of the ancient Celtic caste system. In fact, often the Irish refer to the Sidhe as simply "the gentry", a memory of when they ruled the land. They have their palaces where they feast and play music and have regular battles with neighboring tribes.

History, however, is not correct. The Gaels did not win and instead swore fealty to the Clan. Modern telepaths are descendants of the Clan, the pre-Celtic people who controlled most of Europe, the Middle East and parts of Asia in the era prior to the rise of Rome. In later ages, the Clan came to be called the Sidhe. The Druids were priestesses, but never priests. Today we call them Succubi.

The historians have always been very good at following our instructions on what to write.


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