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"La druidesse" - Alexandre Cabanel (1823–1889) - oil on canvas - musée des Beaux-Arts de Béziers, hôtel Fayet

Were There Female Druids?

Historical evidence suggests druidesses not only existed but were just as if not more powerful than their male counterparts.

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About the Author

Hi, I’m I.E.: full-time stay-at-home dad, part-time writer, retired pub musician, editor of Neon Druid, writer of Irish Myths in Your Pocket.

Originally from Boston, I moved to Montréal at 18 and lived in an Irish pub, leaving occasionally to earn a degree in Humanistic Studies / World Religions from McGill.

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