Be like the Druids? You can!

KEN KORCZAK: The ancient Druids — the real Druids — are largely a mystery to us today. What passes for Druidism today is almost certainly a modern interpretation of what we thought the Druids were all about.

After I read Peter Berresford Ellis’s book, “The Druids”, I realized how difficult it is to really know what these ancient people were really like. Records are spotty, and most of what we think we know about the Druids comes down to us through early Roman historians — and they hated and reviled the Druids, and most likely painted an inaccurate and unflattering picture of the them.

Well, one thing we can almost be certain of — the Druids held the oak tree in very high esteem, and they almost certainly ate just gobs of acorns. Back then in Druid times, the Britons were covered with oak trees, some of them giant oak trees, and acorns must have been a major, major source of food for the ancients.

Over the past weekend, I decided to “eat like a Druid.” Here’s the story:


One thought on “Be like the Druids? You can!

  1. I LOVE your blog! I write a local history blog for St. Vincent, MN/Pembina, ND/southern Manitoba, and consider Kittson County and regions around it my hometown area and write about them. I would greatly appreciate you putting me in touch with ‘Dan and Clare’ whose uncle is buried by the international pylon. I am about to go up to Caribou on a research mission. I have been in touch with Dennis Boucher (aka Bushie) who grew up in that area and he told me about some places to check out. He also explains it’s heavily patrolled so we’re prepared to be stopped and questioned, but I’m one determined local historian…lol Anyways, please feel free to pass on my name and email to them – I’d love to ask some respectful questions about her uncle. The history of the Caribou area is very special and has not been covered much and deserves to be…Thank you!

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