Who are some famous druids? In historical accounts, ancient Celtic druids are rarely named—merely alluded to. In Irish mythology, druids are important characters with names and motivations (be them benevolent or nefarious).
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Was Merlin Inspired by Irish Mythology? The Search for the Original Celtic “Wild Man”
“Man flees to the forest” is a common motif in Celtic storytelling traditions. But which “Wild Man” came first: the Welsh Myrddin Wyllt, the Scottish Lailoken, the Irish Suibhne Geilt, or someone else?
Was Merlin a Druid?
He’s the world’s most famous wizard, but was the Merlin of Arthurian Legend based on a historical Celtic druid?
Was Merlin a Real Person? The Disputed Origins of the World’s Most Famous ‘Wizard’
Separate fact from Arthruian Legend as we explore the historical evidence for Merlin, King Arthur’s personal sorcerer.