Definition of Druid stones. Meaning of Druid stones. Synonyms of Druid stones

Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word Druid stones. Also in the bottom left of the page several parts of wikipedia pages related to the word Druid stones and, of course, Druid stones synonyms and on the right images related to the word Druid stones.

Definition of Druid stones

Druid stones
Druid Dru"id, n. [L. Druides; of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. draoi, druidh, magician, Druid, W. derwydd Druid.] 1. One of an order of priests which in ancient times existed among certain branches of the Celtic race, especially among the Gauls and Britons. Note: The Druids superintended the affairs of religion and morality, and exercised judicial functions. They practiced divination and magic, and sacrificed human victims as a part of their worship. They consisted of three classes; the bards, the vates or prophets, and the Druids proper, or priests. Their most sacred rites were performed in the depths of oak forests or of caves. 2. A member of a social and benevolent order, founded in London in 1781, and professedly based on the traditions of the ancient Druids. Lodges or groves of the society are established in other countries. Druid stones, a name given, in the south of England, to weatherworn, rough pillars of gray sandstone scattered over the chalk downs, but in other countries generally in the form of circles, or in detached pillars.
Druid stone
Sarsen Sar"sen, n. [Etymol. uncertain; perhaps for saracen stone, i.e., a heathen or pagan stone or monument.] One of the large sandstone blocks scattered over the English chalk downs; -- called also sarsen stone, and Druid stone. [Eng.]

Meaning of Druid stones from wikipedia

- of the North and Baltic Seas. In Britain they are also called hag stones, witch stones, serpent's eggs, snake's eggs, or Glain Neidr in Wales, milpreve...
- Druidry, sometimes termed Druidism, is a modern spiritual or religious movement that generally promotes harmony, connection, and reverence for the natural...
- A druid (Breton: drouiz; Welsh: derwydd; Old Irish: druí; Scottish Gaelic: draoidh) was a member of the high-ranking cl**** in ancient Celtic cultures...
- Doctor Druid, also known as Doctor Droom and Druid, is a fictional character, a supernatural monster-hunter appearing in American comic books published...
- The Callanish Stones (or "Callanish I": Scottish Gaelic: Clachan Chalanais or Tursachan Chalanais) are an arrangement of standing stones placed in a cruciform...
- Lower Quinton, near the stone Druid circle of the Whispering Knights. There a man had been killed by a reproduction of a Druidical ceremony on St Valentine's...
- described in Children of the Stones. The original stone circle was built during the megalithic era by a pagan folk led by a Druid priest. The village priest...
- Temple Druid is a grade II listed John Nash house in west Wales, Pembrokeshire. Temple Druid, named after a series of standing stones and cromlech, is...
- edgeways; like a dismal cirque/Of Druid stones, upon a forlorn moor…“ is alleged to have been inspired by his visit to the stones; a visit, it seems, with which...
- Druid Hill Park is a 745-acre (3.01 km2) urban park in northwest Baltimore, Maryland. Its boundaries are marked by Druid Park Drive (north), Swann Drive...
Loading...