What do we really know about Druids? I certainly know very little about them and I’m much too busy (or perhaps make that much too lazy) to do any research about them. Yet at this time of year I find my mind turns on occasion to Druids.
I suppose it’s because what little I know about Druids, or what misinformation I have picked up about them, suggests that the winter solstice was a really big deal for them. And yes, I know that there are present day Druids so I probably shouldn’t say the solstice WAS a big deal for them because I’m sure it’s STILL a big deal for them – gathering around the solstice tree, singing solstice songs, drinking mulled something or other – but those are the modern day Druids.