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  • noun Plural form of druidess.


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  • In Gaul in the third century of the Christian Era there is mention of women who predicted the future and were known as druidesses, but they were merely sorcerers, and we are not to conclude from the name they bore that druidism was still in existence at that late date.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy 1840-1916 1913

  • Mac Namara with summed their appondage, da, da, of Sire Jeallyous Seizer, that gamely torskmester,1 with his duo of druidesses in ready money rompers2 and the tryonforit of Oxthie-vious, Lapidous and Malthouse Anthemy.

    Finnegans Wake 2006

  • She was no longer a queen, but one of those awful druidesses who rejoiced in human sacrifices, and unrolled the pages of the Future by studying the records of the Past.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 337, November, 1843 Various

  • Here nine druidesses used to sell arrows to sailors to charm away storms.

    Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook, Vol. 3 Ebenezer Cobham Brewer 1853

  • Two of their companions, kneeling near my mother, were opening chests of linen, and preparing oil, balm, salt and witch-hazel, to dress the wounds, following the example of the druidesses, near whom the car was stationed.

    The Brass Bell or, The Chariot of Death Eug��ne Sue 1830

  • “It’d be more interesting if it was one of the druidesses,” Mae said.

    The Demons Covenant Sarah Rees Brennan 2010

  • “It’d be more interesting if it was one of the druidesses,” Mae said.

    The Demons Covenant Sarah Rees Brennan 2010

  • Heloise, believed to be the old priest's orphan niece, his love for whom he had testified by giving her an education then unrivalled, so that rumour even asserted that, through the knowledge of languages, enabling her to penetrate into the mysteries of the older world, she had become a sorceress, like the Celtic druidesses; and how as Abelard and Heloise sat together at home there, to refine a little further on the nature of abstract ideas, "Love made himself of the party with them."

    The Renaissance Studies in Art and Poetry Walter Pater 1866

  • a queen, but rather one of those ancient druidesses to whom human lives are sacrificed; who unroll the pages of the future and exhume the teachings of the past.

    Catherine De Medici Honor�� de Balzac 1824

  • The druidesses cured disease and were believed to have power superior to that of the priests. [

    Taboo and Genetics A Study of the Biological, Sociological and Psychological Foundation of the Family Melvin Moses Knight 1934


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