A Judicial Druid

A Judicial Druid

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Caption: An Arch Druid in his judicial habit. Clothed in a stole of virgin white over a closer robe of the same that is fastened by a girdle on which appears the crystal of augury encased in gold. Round his neck is the Jodhain Morain, or breast-plate of judgement said in Irish fables to possess the power of squeezing the neck on the utterance of a false judgement. On his finger is the Iogh-Draoch the chain-ring of divination. His hand rests on the Peithynin or Elucidator which is on the stone altar.The holy snake drinks a sacred beverage. On the altar lies a gold horn and vessel and a sprig of mistletoe. The cell of Ceridwen is covered by a veil on which is drawn the magical steed, Try-cethin. Image taken from The Costume of the original inhabitants of the

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Keywords: arch, augury, clothing, costume, discipline, divination, english, gold, historical, history, inorganic material, inorganic materials, materials, metal, metals, occult sciences, precious metal, precious metals, single built work, the costume of the original inhabitants of the bri

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