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  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DRUIDS,  n.  Priests  and  ministers  of  an  ancient  Celtic  religion  which 
  did  not  disdain  to  employ  the  humble  allurement  of  human  sacrifice. 
  Very  little  is  now  known  about  the  Druids  and  their  faith.  Pliny  says 
  their  religion,  originating  in  Britain,  spread  eastward  as  far  as 
  Persia.  Caesar  says  those  who  desired  to  study  its  mysteries  went  to 
  Britain.  Caesar  himself  went  to  Britain,  but  does  not  appear  to  have 
  obtained  any  high  preferment  in  the  Druidical  Church,  although  his 
  talent  for  human  sacrifice  was  considerable. 
  Druids  performed  their  religious  rites  in  groves,  and  knew  nothing 
  of  church  mortgages  and  the  season-ticket  system  of  pew  rents.  They 
  were  in  short,  heathens  and  --  as  they  were  once  complacently 
  catalogued  by  a  distinguished  prelate  of  the  Church  of  England  -- 
  Dissenters. 
 
 




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