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« Reply #2: November 13, 2008, 09:48:46 am »

"Do you think that the Druids used curses as well as cures?
I guess I don't have enough information to answer that question.  My knowledge of the ancient druids is limited to what I've read of the myths of ancient Ireland.  In the Cattle Raid of Cooley, Medb consults her druid for an omen, but it is the Gods that do the 'cursing', or curses are brought about by someone performing some sort of taboo.

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Do you think their view of nature was 100% positive or do you think they balanced it with the negative... I don't really think they viewed 'light and dark' since Nature is a combination of the two... What's your opinion"
 
Having read the invasions of Ireland stories, I got the feeling that ancient Irish almost saw nature as something to be conquered.  There was a lot of forest clearing and lake digging going on.  I never got the idea that the Druids (of Ireland anyway, I'm not well-read on other areas) were nature worshippers, so, no, I don't think they viewed nature as 100% positive.  I'm also not sure that nature was even a part of their religion or spirituality.
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