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Druids Merlin Sorcery Druids Merlin and Sorcery are all there own subject but all connect in some way and date back to early medieval times The earliest reference for Druids dates back to about the 2nd century BC Merlins references date him back to the 10th century BC and finally Sorcery was found to be dated to the early 20th century BC Even though the time periods are spread out over the centuries these three topics relate to each other very closely Druids have been identified as wizards and soothsayers They formed a class of philosophers judges educators historians doctors seers astronomers and astrologers Because of their vast knowledge and skills they were feared around the land and also not to be taken lightly Druidae is derived from Celtic origin The name Druid was given to men and sometimes women who possessed knowledge Druids emerged from an ancient tribe that was very close to nature and when the Druids met in groups they mainly met in the woods hidden from non-druids When you wanted to become a Druid you had to study long and hard and basically receive training and instruction for up to twenty years At the end of their education they were walking encyclopedias The mythologies describe Druids who were capable of many magical powers such as divination and prophesy control of weather healing levitation and shape changing themselves into different forms of animals Witcombe 1 These Sorcerers held a status of Kings and were respected as such Merlin a great sorcery was said to have been one of the Druids Merlin first appears in extant records form the early 10th century a prophet but his role gradually evolved into that of magician prophet mentor and adviser of King Arthur Ford 1 Before Merlin became Merlin he was called Emrys Merlin was the son of the Royal Princes of Dyfed Merlins father was supposedly an angel Merlins King at the time
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