Irish Druids and Old Irish Religions

By James Bonwick, 1894

CONTENTS

Preface

PART I: IRISH DRUIDS

Who were the Druids
Welsh or British Druidism
The Light of Britannia
Druids' Dress
Irish Druidism
The Nemidians
Druidesses
The Synod of Drumceat
Druidical Adornment
Senchus Mor
Druid Houses
Brehon Law
Irish Literature
St. Patrick and the Druids
Scoto-Irish Druids
Opinions on Irish Druids
Irish Bards
Ossianic Literature
Isle of Man Druidism
French Druidism
German Druidism
Druidical Magic
Soothsaying
Magical Transformation
Magical Branch
Fair of Carman
Spiritualism
Druid's Counsel
Grainne
The Fate of the Son of Usnach
The Book of Leinster
Banquet of Dun na n-Gedh
The Sacred Cow
Neo-Druidism
Druidical Belief
Druidical Mysticism

PART II: EARLY RELIGIONS OF THE IRISH

Early Religions of the Irish
Irish Superstitions
Brash Stones
Standing Stones
Clocha Breca
Drinking Blood
The Evil Eye
Raising the Wind
Dreams
Miracles
Transformations into Animals
Witchcraft
Incantations
Shelah-na-gigs or Sheela-na-gigs
Heathen Festivals
Keening
Spirits
Phookas
The Leprechaun
The Morrigan
The Banshee
Fairies
The Sighe
Ghosts
Irish Magic and Tuatha de Danaans
Tuatha de Danaan Magic
Transformation Stories
Illumination
Dreams and Omens
Tuatha Tribes
Idol Worship
Serpent Faith
Serpent Faith (2)
Serpent Faith (3)
Serpent Faith (4)
Serpent Faith (5)
Serpent Faith (6)
Sun-Worship
Sun Customs
Fire-Worship
Beltane
Stone-Worship
Single Stones
Stone Circles
Logan Stones
Dolmens
Pillar Stones
Animal Worship
Sacred Pigs
The Shamrock and Other Sacred Plants
The Mistletoe
Well-Worship
Holy Bells
Irish Crosses
The Sacred Hill of Tara
Howth Hill
The Round Tower Creed
Ossian The Bard
The Culdees of Druidical Days
The Future Life, or Land of the West
Ancient Irish Literature
The Lia Fail, or the Stone of Destiny

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