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With his aim of uniting the druidic and bardic traditions in a rural hippy setting, Ed Williams seems like he was trolling Zak Smith from the 19th century.

November 3, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

With his aim of uniting the druidic and bardic traditions in a rural hippy setting, Ed Williams seems like he was trolling Zak Smith from the 19th century.

Does anyone know where Gygax got his druids? It seems like he pretty much always embraced mainstream Christianity and dodgy 19th century speculative history, so my guess is his druids were probably based on some hybrid of St. Francis and William Blake as translated through Morganwg (and probably subsequently retranslated through pulp fantasy).

One day I’d like to write them up as Bob Marley’s African Herbman.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iolo_Morganwg

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