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Study and a respect for rigorous scholarship is a distinct aspect of modern ADF druidry.

Eller’s 2000 “Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory”

Cynthia Eller’s 2000 book “The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory: Why An Invented Past Will Not Give Women a Future” goes against one of the most treasured beliefs of modern Neopagan orthodoxy: that of a matriarchal golden age. Continue reading

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Ellis Davidson’s 1988 “Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe”

A recommended text on Norse culture for ADF’s dedicant path, Dr. Ellis Davidson’s 1988 “Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe” is a superb companion volume to her earlier 1964 “Gods and Myths of Northern Europe.” Continue reading

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Hutton’s 2007 “The Druids”

Ronald Hutton’s 2007 book “The Druids” provides a thematic history of an idea: that pre-Christian Europe had a particularly wise and powerful clergy called “druids,” as described by Roman conquerers such as Julius Caesar and interpreted by many other groups … Continue reading

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