Druids
   A type of Pagan, both in antiquity among the Celts and in the present among contemporary Celtic Pagans.
   See also Awenyddion; Jones, Leslie Ellen; Matthews, John and Caitlin; Northern Europe; Shallcrass, Philip (“Greywolf”).

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