What makes a Druid a Druid?
Long beard, long cloak and staff perhaps or a walking stick.
A woman, barely clothed, adorned in woad with a face of battle rage.
A wise man, excellent judge and cool composure.
An everyday teen, exploring themselves through religion, who decides they like talking to trees.
But what really gives us the right to label ourselves after a religious practice that was not well documented, half stained with Christianity and mostly lost to us now, as it was an oral tradition. We gleam what we can from the history books, but do we really know what it was like to be a Druid? Does it take a public face or remain secluded behind doors?
This is a philosophical musing, in case that wasn’t evident. I am wondering if I have the right to consider myself a Druid, or perhaps I am one and am practicing just fine. Does the Atheist that takes part in public ritual deserve to be considered a Druid? Are there any similarities between the two? Perhaps no organization is qualified to say that you are a Druid, that it is something within you that is gifted by the Gods. Again, perhaps.