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34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]

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Drej* galaxy 3043 Perry, Steve & Dal Perry. Titan A.E.. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 17. Pg. 17: "The Earther ships had run as far as they could from the devastating Drej. "
Drej* galaxy 3043 Perry, Steve & Dal Perry. Titan A.E.. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 25. "Susquehana, Keeper of the Orb, Shaper of the Will, and Queen of the Drej, considered her current problems with the focus and intensity that had allowed her to rise to where she had risen. Part of that focus required that she keep in touch with things past, for to forget the past was demonstrated folly. All things must be puzzled together for the larger picture to be seen. Anything less than the large picture was the way to ruination.

She ruminated. She considered the old saying: Isssah lalli jee quan mati.
For any may become Queen.
Her own plans came to fruition a mere two Makings ago. Before then, she had ben merely droheh, a heightened drone, subfocus of the then-Keeper-and-Shaper's energies, and an efficient, if not particularly distinguished, carrier of the Will. "

Drej* galaxy 3043 Perry, Steve & Dal Perry. Titan A.E.. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 25-26. "Although it was true that any might be Queen, most of the time it was a heightened drone like herself who had the capacity to imagine and execute their way to the post. It was not a road taken lightly, and hidden and deadly pitfalls lay thereon. A wrong step brought a quick end. Rewards were great, but risks were many.

Her brain calculated at incredible speeds, as did those of all her people. They were creatures of light, after all, light integrated into fleshy envelopes by the mother Drej, focused to do the race's will.

Which was essentially her will now, so far as it went.

There were limitations, to be sure. The power of the Orb, assumed when the former mother died, worked only to further the ends of the race. The orb, an artifact created by the earliest Drej, was a technological check on he power, a blinding commitment to serve, rather than benefit personally.

Which was fine, since that was what Susquehana desired to do anyway. "

Drej* galaxy 3043 Perry, Steve & Dal Perry. Titan A.E.. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 26. "But she sometimes considered what would happen when the Drej did rule this galaxy. Would there be time for other things? Would the bounds of the Orb alter?

Madness, of course. What is there, except duty?

Her race was the most perfect in this universe, much less this galaxy. They suffered no disease, did not need to ingest fuel, lived for thousands of years, and were not afflicted with that disgusting need to procreate. They existed to serve, to expand, to go forth, and occupy all.

They were duty.

That they might or might not be native to this galaxy, or perhaps even to this universe, was not an issue. Purity was purity, and the Drej intended to spread their light across all they could find, as always they had.

As the Mother, that was her goal and her responsibility, and as ever, there were threats to that responsibility. " [Many more refs. not in DB, incl. extensive info about Drej culture, physiology, technology, etc.]

Drej* New Marrakech 3039 Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Titan A.E.: Akima's Story. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 21. "In the star-strewn sky overhead, glowing blue forms streaked close, nineteen sharp-edged, angular warships. Though it had been many years, Akima recognized the attack craft instantly. Drej Stingers!

In tight formation, the alien vessels arrowed in toward the unarmed colony and spread out, preparing for their destructive run. "

Drej* New Marrakech 3039 Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Titan A.E.: Akima's Story. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 33. "Overhead, through the sparkling remnants of the atmosphere field well away from the Drej Stingers, she saw a large ship approaching, a medical emergency vessel from nearby Solbrecht. Responding to the Drej attack, some medical specialists had launched their vessel in hopes of charging for rescue services; they would never have risked the ire of the Drej simply for humanitarian reasons. "
Drej* New Marrakech 3039 Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Titan A.E.: Akima's Story. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 38. Pg. 38: "At least the Drej were leaving. The Drej Stingers circled the colony one last time and flew off, still in perfect formation, apparently not interested in obliterating the Human survivors, just in hurting them. And the Drej had hurt the Humans indeed. . . . "; Pg. 48: "For the next few weeks, Akima's nightmares were full of Drej Stingers glowing with blue fire, ships exploding in midair, and bleeding people reaching out to her for help... "
Drej* Vusstra 3038 Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Titan A.E.: Cale's Story. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 27. Pg. 27: "The object streaking through the high atmosphere glowed a transparent blue. Something in the back of Cale's mind told him he must have seen it before, if only in a nightmare. He backed away from the astrascope.

Tek moved forward to have a look, then gasped in surprise. 'A Stinger!' He turned from the eyepiece and fixed Cale with a look of concern. 'A Drej Stinger.'

An icy wave washed over Cale...

'You mean the ones that blew up Cale's planet?' Iji asked innocently. 'I thought they were gone. After they destroyed Earth, they disappeared.' ";

Pg. 29: "The ominous arrival of the Drej Stinger had brought a flood of emotional concerns and conflicts that Tek thought he'd dealt with years ago. He'd feared the Drej might return someday, that they had merely been recuperating after their Mothership had destroyed the Earth. He knew from searching galactic records that this had happened before. "

Drej* Vusstra 3038 Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Titan A.E.: Cale's Story. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 57. "'No one knows why the Drej targeted Earth for destruction a decade ago,' Tek said. 'Thirty years before that, the Drej annihilated another species, the Qu'utians... I am hoping to learn why.'

'It would be nice if the Drej gave people fair warning,' Cale said. 'I mean, so we could maybe say 'excuse me' for whatever we did that offended them so much.' "

Drej* world 3028 Perry, Steve & Dal Perry. Titan A.E.. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 1. "'Professor Tucker! Professor Tucker!... The Drej have breached the global defense system, Tek said.

'His daddy looked at Tek. 'Will we be able to get everyone evacuated in time?' " [Many other refs. to the Drej, throughout novel. This energy-based alien race is the primary antagonist in the novel. Most refs. not in DB.]

Drej* world 3043 Perry, Steve & Dal Perry. Titan A.E.. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 11. "Cale sometimes wished the Drej had finished the job they'd started on Earth so many years ago.

Why the Drej had decided to destroy the home of mankind had never been determined. Galactic justice being what it was, no one had been a strong enough ally of Humanity to call them on it and find out. If anybody really cared... For whatever reason, the Drej had decided that with no home as a base, Humanity--or what was left of it--wasn't worth bothering about.

And as a rootless species, with no land of their own, and no resources to call upon, the Drej seemed to be right about mankind. "

Druidism Alabama 1993 Ellison, Harlan. Mefisto in Onyx. Shingletown, CA: Mark. V. Ziesing Books (1993); pg. 59. "That institution for the betterment of the human race, the Organized Church, has a name for it. From the fine folks at Catholicism, Lutheranism, Baptism, Judaism, Islamism, Druidism . . . Ismism . . .the ones who brought... "
Druidism California: Los Angeles 1993 Shiner, Lewis. Glimpses. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 204. "...a tiny Stonehenge full of charred wood and ashes. "
Druidism California: Los Angeles 1999 Koman, Victor. Jehovah Contract. New York: Franklin Watts (1984); pg. 71. "'But, of course, I'd rather not have anything to do with them at all. Which is why I'm an atheist, not a Druid or something...' "
Druidism California: San Francisco 1977 Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 8. "Someone from the Haight-Ashbury, likely, it was out that way. A stoned priest of a modern sun god dancing around an accidental high-set Stonehenge. "
Druidism Europe 1478 C.E. Ford, John M. The Dragon Waiting. New York: Timescape Books (1983); pg. 21. -
Druidism Europe 1990 Byatt, A.S. Possession. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1990); pg. 381. Pg. 381: "My father says this rite is a relic of ancient sacrifice, perhaps Druidic, that the fallen one is a kind of sacrificial scapegoat. He says the Stone is a male symbol... "; Pg. 385: "He said once to me, after such an experiment, that he saw now why the ancient Druids believed that the spoken word was the breath of life and that writing was a form of death. " [Other refs., pg. 393, etc.]
Druidism galaxy 1943 Lewis, C.S. Out of the Silent Planet. New York: Simon & Schuster (1996; c. 1943); pg. 108. "But this appeared to be neither temple nor house in the human sense, but a broad avenue of monoliths--a much larger Stonehenge, stately, empty and vanishing over the crest of the hill... "
Druidism galaxy 2373 Smith, Dean Wesley & Kristine Kathryn Rusch. The Mist (Star Trek: DS9 / The Captain's Table: Book 3 of 6). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 248. "A young man in a cableknit Iris sweater, with longish ivory hair and a voice like a Druid ghost's, softly greeted: 'Captain.' "
Druidism galaxy 2374 Carey, Diane. Fire Ship (Star Trek: Voyager / The Captain's Table: Book 4 of 6). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 5. "A young man in a cable-knit Irish sweater, with longish ivory hair and a voice like a Druid ghost's, softly greeted me... "
Druidism India: Calcutta 1977 Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 27. "Yet, on every second or third floor there were open-windowed glimpses of humanity inhabiting these druidic shambles... "
Druidism Ireland 2050 Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann. Last Refuge. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 197. "'...about the magicians of Ireland... Well, for one thing, most of the old Celtic magicians--the Druids, you know--existed a long time before this.' " [More.]
Druidism Ireland 2050 Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann. Last Refuge. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 198. "'You must be a very great holy man, but you wear no special clothes.'

'Yeah,' Toni-Marie said. 'What are you, a priest?'

'Isn't that a good question, now? I've been a little bit of everything, to tell you the truth. In the beginning I may have been one of the Tuatha de Daman, then on of the sidhe, the fairy folk, and later on I was a Druid. Oh yes, quite a few lifetimes at it till along come the Christians...'

'Then you're sort of an Irish bodhisattva who hasn't yet been reborn?' Mike said.

'That's one way of puttin' it, I suppose. When you've been through ghosthood a certain number of times, the afterworld begins to linger with you even after you're reborn, and you see things from a bit broader viewpoint. Now as to the other Druids and magicians and so forth, I don't know. I'd always assumed they'd gotten tired of human life and gone to the Summer Country, Heaven... whatever...' "

Druidism Missouri 1990 Simmons, Dan. "The Death of the Centaur " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1990); pg. 311. [Druids are a minor group mentioned in passing within the teacher's story-within-a-story.] Pg. 311: "...all the races of Garden, or rather, all those races which had not been exterminated resisting the evil Wizards: the hooded Druids, brachiate tree dwellers... a band of fuzzies... "; Pg. 319: "The thirty guests--even the two dour Druids--ate and laughed as they never had before. "
Druidism Oregon 2001 Callenbach, Ernest. Ecotopia. New York: Tor (1977; c. 1975); pg. 68. "Dawned on me that it was a prayer of some kind, and that this incredible woman is a goddamn druid or something--a tree-worshipper! "
Druidism Roman Empire 124 C.E. Douglas, L. Warren. The Veil of Years. New York: Baen (2001); pg. 2. "'How? Do you have a Great Year to learn my trade?' A Great Year was the druids' nineteen-year cycle, that reconciled the lunar and solar periods. "
Druidism Roman Empire 200 C.E. Carl, Lillian Stewart. "The Test of Gold " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 2. "'The Druids are the priestly class. They have great power, no Gaulish or British ruler will make a move without consulting with one.' " [More, pg. 3, 10.]
Druidism Roman Empire 620 C.E. Douglas, L. Warren. The Veil of Years. New York: Baen (2001); pg. 29. Pg. 29: "'The fantomes are Gaulish ghosts, but the only descriptions of the Gaulish religion are Caesar's. Where are the druids' holy books?'

Ah, child. Druids' apprenticeship lasted nineteen years. Six thousand, seven hundred and ninety-seven days, actually--a Golden Year. That often, sun- and moon-years exactly coincide.' ";

Pg. 30: "'Isn't it obvious? You must speak with a druid who has completed his Golden Year.'

'The last druids are seven centuries in their graves or are fantomes. I can't speak with them in either case.' " [Other refs., not in DB, e.g. pg. 108.]

Druidism Roman Empire 620 C.E. Douglas, L. Warren. The Veil of Years. New York: Baen (2001); pg. 48. Pg. 48: "In her world, Caesar's men had hacked and burned such sacred trees when he outlawed the druids, and Christians had completed his task. "; Pg. 49: "That was it. Gauls took the heads of fighting men. Warrior fantomes were powerful. But children? What use had Celtic druidae for the captive ghosts of infants? It made no sense. "
Druidism Roman Empire 620 C.E. Douglas, L. Warren. The Veil of Years. New York: Baen (2001); pg. 108. "The Greek Pythagoras, centuries before, had learned of the soul from druids of the Keltoi, whose lands bordered his peoples', and wrote his doctrine of metempsychosis, the transmigration of immortal souls, and reincarnation. The Hindus east of the Indus (the same root stock as the Gauls) espoused a similar doctrine. "
Druidism Texas 1984 Heinlein, Robert A. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Ballantine (1984); pg. 231. "Kate Farnsworth added, 'I have never heard Sybil mention Odin. Mostly she speaks just of 'the Goddess.' Don't Druids worship Odin? Truly I don't know...' "
Druidism United Kingdom -1450 B.C.E. Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 241. "The Druids, Victor said, were overrated, with nothing better to do than arrange stones in circles. "
Druidism United Kingdom -1249 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 459. -
Druidism United Kingdom 95 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer. Lady of Avalon. New York: Viking Penguin (1997); pg. 1. "They were great masters of magic, who chanted spells by which a mortal man might reach other worlds... But the ancient wizards taught the humans wisdom, and their wise folk, the Druids, were drawn to the power in the holy isle. When the Legions of Rome marched across the land, binding it with stone-paved roads and slaughtering those who resisted, the isle became a refugee for the Druid-kind. " [Many refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]
Druidism United Kingdom 96 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer. Lady of Avalon. New York: Viking Penguin (1997); pg. 13. Pg. 13: "The long hall at the foot of the Tor had seemed ample when the Druids built it for them at the beginning of the summer. But once word of the new House of Maidens had spread, more girls had come to them, and Caillean thought they might have to extend the hall... 'The Druids take boys for training at an even younger age,' she said evenly. "; Pg. 14: "'...There was a rebellion. The Druid priesthood in the north have scattered, and several of the senior priestesses are dead as well...' "; Pg. 33: "'...but the Druids held fire to be sacred. It was only allowed to go out at special times, and then it was the priests who rekindled it.' "
Druidism United Kingdom 249 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. 2. Pg. -14 [People in the Story] : "Ceridachos -- Arch-Druid when Dierna becomes High Priestess "; Pg. 2: "Trained in the disciplines of the Druids since boyhood, he committed the positions of the stars to memory. "; Pg. 12: "The cluster of beehive huts at the foot of the Tor belonged to the little community of Christians who lived there. Avalon of the Druids lay in the mists between this world and Faerie. " [Many other Druid characters and extensive references in novel, not in DB.]
Druidism United Kingdom 700 C.E. Vance, Jack. Lyonesse: Madouc. Lancaster, PA: Underwood-Miller (1989); pg. 2. "Celts had wandered everywhere across the Elder Isles, leaving behind not only place names, but Druid sacrifices in sacred groves, and the 'March of the Trees' during Beltane. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Druidism United Kingdom 1992 Snodgrass, Melinda M. Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 190. "With their gray-and-white heads and the silver-and-gray dresses, the effect was like watching Stonehenge monoliths gathering for a conference. "
Druidism United Kingdom 1996 Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 88. "After Salisbury I turned north... passed Stonehenge behind its barrier. Sad to say they had to put that up, but tourists were chipping off too much of it and carrying it way. "
Druidism United Kingdom 2007 Clarke, Arthur C. The Ghost from the Grand Banks. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 35. "Some artifacts have the power to dive men mad. Perhaps the most famous examples are Stonehenge, the Pyramids, and the hideous statues of Easter Island. Crackpot theories--even quasi-religious cults--have flourished around all three. "
Druidism United Kingdom 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. x. "'We're going to do the calculations for a few obvious potential Hot Spot sites first, check them out,' O'Hara explains. 'Lourdes. Stonehenge and Avebury. Delphi. Nazca. Rennes-le-Chateau...' "
Druidism United Kingdom: England 500 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Mists of Avalon. New York: Ballantine (1984; c. 1982); pg. 5. "Perhaps Father Columba had become a priest of Christ because no college of Druids would have had a man so stupid among their ranks. "
Druidism United Kingdom: England 500 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Mists of Avalon. New York: Ballantine (1984; c. 1982); pg. 12. Pg. 12: "'We come, then, to the reason for our visit,' said the Merlin, 'for, as the Druids know, it is the belief of mankind which shapes the world, and all of reality...' "; Pg. 13: "'Very little,' said the young woman... looking at the priestess and the great Druid. " [Merlin is referred to here as the 'great Druid.']
Druidism United Kingdom: England 500 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Mists of Avalon. New York: Ballantine (1984; c. 1982); pg. 48. "So, for fear of the dead man's shade--even though he thought he called it by another name and thought of it as respect--he would not eat nor drink nor lie with a woman till his king was buried. Christians said they were free of the superstitions of the Druids, but they had their own, and Igraine felt that these were even more distressing, being separated from nature. "
Druidism United Kingdom: England 500 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Mists of Avalon. New York: Ballantine (1984; c. 1982); pg. 113. "...Merlin had told her...--a little band of priests had come here from the south, and with them had been their Nazarene prophet for schooling; and the story went that Jesus himself had been schooled there, in the dwelling place of the Druids where once the Temple of the Sun had risen, and had learned all of their wisdom. And years later, when--so the story ran--their Christ had been brought to sacrifice, playing out in his life the old Mystery of the Sacrificed God which was older than Britain's very self, one of his kinsmen returned here, and struck his staff into the ground on the Holy Hill, and it had blossomed forth into the thorn tree which blossoms, not only with the other thorn, in Midsummer, but in the depth of the winter snow. And the Druids, in memory of the gentle prophet whom they too had known and loved, consented that Joseph of Arimathea should build, in the very grounds of the Holy Isle, a chapel and a monastery to their God; for all the Gods are one. "
Druidism United Kingdom: England 500 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Mists of Avalon. New York: Ballantine (1984; c. 1982); pg. 113. "But that had been long ago. For a time, Christian and Druid had dwelt side by side, worshipping the One, but when the Romans had come to the Isle, and, although they were widely known for tolerating local deities, against the Druids they had been ruthless, cutting and burning down their sacred groves, trumping up lies that the Druids committed human sacrifice. Their real crimes, of course, had been that they heartened the people not to accept the Roman laws and the Roman peace. And then, in one great act of Druid magic, to protect the last precious refuge of their school, they had made the last great change in the world; that change which removed the Island of Avalon from the world of mankind. Now it lay hidden in the mist which concealed it, except from those initiates who had been schooled there or those who were shown the secret ways through the Lake. "
Druidism United Kingdom: England 500 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Mists of Avalon. New York: Ballantine (1984; c. 1982); pg. 259. "'It is the Merlin of Britain, for he is my father, and he is no wizard, child, but a scholar trained in the crafts of the wise. Even the church fathers say that the Druids are good and noble men, and worship with them in harmony, since they acknowledge God in all things, and Christ as one of many prophets of God.' "
Druidism United Kingdom: England 500 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Mists of Avalon. New York: Ballantine (1984; c. 1982); pg. 484. "'...Yet there had been a time, so Taliesin said, when Christian and Druid worshipped in common.'

'It is what happens to the soul of the man,' said Lancelet, 'not whether it is Christian or pagan or Druid. If Gareth faces the mystery in his heart, and it makes him a better man in his soul, does it matter whence it comes, from the Goddess of from Christ or from the Name the Druids may not speak--or from the very goodness within himself?' "

Druidism United Kingdom: England 500 C.E. Woolley, Persia. Queen of the Summer Stars. New York: Poseidon Press (1990); pg. 41. Pg. 41: "...and she soon returns to the Old Gods, becoming a druidess in the Sanctuary. "; Pg. 72: "Later Merlin repaired the fallen lintels of Stonehenge, making it a memorial to the slaughtered Celts... " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Druidism United Kingdom: England 500 C.E. Woolley, Persia. Queen of the Summer Stars. New York: Poseidon Press (1990); pg. 404. ".He loved to watch the golden eagles gliding high and free above the earth, for they reminded him of the Orkneys, and when I took him to Stonehenge for the druids' midsummer gathering, it brought out just as much superstitious awe in him as the Standing Stones at Castlerigg had in Gawain years before. "
Druidism United Kingdom: England 1775 Morse, David. The Iron Bridge. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1998); pg. 214. "...he followed Ludgate Street past the Bull's Head Coffee House. Laughter inside. A gathering place for freemasons and Druids, it was said. "
Druidism United Kingdom: England 1944 Holdstock, Robert. Mythago Wood. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1984); pg. 42. "'...whether they were Wessex Chieftain, which is to say, Bronze Age, Stonehenge, and all that; Belgic Celts, which is to day Iron Age; or Romans.' "
Druidism United Kingdom: England 1982 Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Mists of Avalon. New York: Ballantine (1984; c. 1982); pg. v. [Acknowledgments.] "I should probably cite... and a fifteen-volume set of books on comparative religions, including an enormous volume on the Druids and Celtic religions. "
Druidism United Kingdom: England 1982 Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Mists of Avalon. New York: Ballantine (1984; c. 1982); pg. vi. [Acknowledgments.] "I would like to express my grateful thanks to local neopagan groups... to Isaac Bonewits and the New Reformed Druids... "
Druidism United Kingdom: England 1987 Adams, Douglas. Dirk Gentley's Holistic Detective Agency. New York: Simon and Schuster (1987); pg. 197. The stilled reveler looked at Michael wonderingly. He didn't look like an old hippie. Of course, you never could tell. His own elder brother had once spent a couple of years living in a Druidic commune, eating LSD doughnuts, and thinking he was a tree, since when h had gone on to become a director of a merchant bank.
Druidism USA 1963 Grimwood, Ken. Replay. New York: Arbor House (1986); pg. 35. "The bar on North Druid Hills Road was packed that Saturday afternoon. " [Also pg. 105.]
Druidism USA 1987 Carroll, L. E. "The Very Last Party at #13 Mallory Way " in Writers of the Future: Volume III (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1987); pg. 132. "On that cryptic remark, she donned a robe herself and brushed her hair down. Soon the two of us were looking like escapee Druids or leftover Trick-or-Treaters. "
Druidism USA 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 185. "'Next stop, Stonehenge.' "
Druidism Utah 1987 Spencer, Darrell. "I am Buzz Gaulter, Left-hander " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1987); pg. 142. "Along the freeway, dikes are falling. I-15 is closed north and south. A film crew in a helicopter flies over flooded fields and collapsing barns. Cows look like Stonehenge. "
Druidism Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 7. "Beneath its walls wandered a weird profusion of nuns and rabbis and sikhs and friars, and others of even more dubious spiritual provenance: Hare Krishnas, earnest Moonies, witches and druids nouveaux. "
Druidism Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 133. "From the gargoyles to Stonehenge
From the Sphinx to the pyramids
From Lucifer's temples praising the Devil right,...
"
Druidism world -3800 B.C.E. Brooks, Terry. First King of Shannara. New York: Ballantine (1996); pg. 7. "...had called together the First Council of Druids five hundred years earlier, a thousand years following the devastation of the Great Wars... Working together, the Druids had begun the laborious task of assembling their combined knowledge, of piecing together all that remained so that it might be employed for a common good. The goal of the Druids was to work for the betterment of all people, regardless of anything that had gone before. They were Men, Gnomes, Dwarves, Elves, Trolls, and a smattering of others, the best and wisest of the new Races... "
Druidism world -3300 B.C.E. Brooks, Terry. First King of Shannara. New York: Ballantine (1996); pg. 3. [Fantasy. Year indeterminate.] [Book jacket:] "Horrified by the misuse of Magic they had witnessed during the First War of the Races, the Druids at Paranor devoted themselves to the study of the old sciences, from the period before the collapse of civilization a thousand years earlier. Only the Druid Bremen and a few trusted associates still studied the arcane arts. And for his persistence, Bremen found himself an outcast, avoided by all but the few freethinkers among the Druids... That the scouts for the army... were Skull Bearers, disfigured and transformed Druids who had fallen prey to the seductions of the Magic arts. And that at the heart of the evil tide was an archmage and former Druid named Brona! "; Pg. 3: "He wore black, like all the Druids, cloaked and hooded, wrapped darker than the shadows he passed through. " [Clearly, there are refs. to Druids throughout novel. Other refs. not in DB.]
Druidism world -2700 B.C.E. Brooks, Terry. The Scions of Shannara. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 4. [Fantasy. Year indeterminate or immaterial.] "Strange, he thought suddenly, remembering his years. Paranor, the Councils of the Races, even the Druids--gone. Strange that he should have outlasted them all... How else, after all, save for the Druid Sleep, could he still be standing there? "; Pg. 13: "The practice of magic in any form was outlawed in the Four Lands--or at least anywhere the Federation governed, which was practically the same thing. "; Pg. 25: "...and at himself for being stupid enough to think he could get away with using real magic when it was absolutely forbidden to do so. It was one thing to play around with the magics of sleight of hand and quick change; it was another altogether to employ the magic with the wishsong. " [Many refs. to magic in novel, not in DB. But it appears the magic is always in the context of Druids.]
Druidism world -2698 B.C.E. Brooks, Terry. The Druid of Shannara. New York: Ballantine (1991); pg. 5. [Fantasy. Actual year indeterminate.] [As the title should indicate, there refs. to Druids throughout novel. Only this example in DB.] "Memories played hide-and-seek in his mind. The Druids had protected the Four Lands once. But the Druids were gone... He forced his despair away, replacing it with hope. The Druids could come again. And there were new generations of he old house of Shannara... Allanon's shade had summoned a scattering of Shannara children to recover the lost magic... "


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