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Caesar's DruidsStory of an Ancient Priesthood$
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Miranda Aldhouse-Green

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780300124422

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300124422.001.0001

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Druids and Doctrine

Druids and Doctrine

Earth, Spirit and Underworld

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(p.169) Chapter 9 Druids and Doctrine
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Caesar's Druids
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Miranda Aldhouse-Green

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300124422.003.0009

This chapter explains how in searching the Classical texts for a core of Druidic doctrine, it is the Druids' tenet of reincarnation that stands out. Better known as the mathematician who gave the world his theorem, chief among Pythagoras's philosophical teachings was the concept of reincarnation or, more precisely, the transmigration of souls. The mystery of dying and the fate of people and their souls after death were issues of major concern for the Druids and the communities they served. Their knowledge of the Otherworld gave them insight into how the dead, particularly the noble dead, should be treated in order to placate their spirits and send them safely into the world beyond the grave.

Keywords:   Classical texts, Druidic doctrine, reincarnation, mathematician, Pythagoras's philosophical teachings, transmigration, souls, Druids

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