In Search of Female Druids: The Show Notes

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Our ancient sources for this episode include:

Plutarch’s On the Bravery of Women (Loeb Classical Library edition)
Cassius Dio’s Roman History (Earnest Cary translation)
Diodorus Siculus’ Library of History (C.H. Oldfather translation)
The Historia Augusta (Susan H. Ballou and Hermann Peter translation)

And our modern sources include:

Europe Before Rome: A Site-By-Site Tour of the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages by Douglas T. Price
Solly, Mellan. “See the Face of Hilda, a Toothless Iron Age Druid Woman.” Smithsonian, Aug. 19, 2019
Evert Hopman, Ellen, Druidess, Order of the Whiteoak. “The Evidence for Female Druids.”
From the Book of Invasions: The Conquest of Nemed, The Conquest of The Fir Bolg, The Conquest of the Sons of Mil and The Conquest of The Tuatha De Danann.
Fitzpatrick-Matthews, Keith. “The Woman and Three Babies: The Sad Story of a Real Person.” North Hertfordshire Museum, March 25, 2020.

1 Comment on In Search of Female Druids: The Show Notes

  1. Nicole Matthews // June 21, 2022 at 6:20 pm // Reply


    I’m an ancient history teacher who loves your show. It helps me add quirky and fascinating titbits into my classes which is slowly but surely hooking my students on ancient history.

    Would it be possible to get a transcript of your shows? Particularly the “Sing in Me” poem from the beginning of the episode In Search of Female Druids? I’d love to use it for literacy activities for my year 7 class if at all possible.

    If it’s not possible, that’s okay,

    Love your work,

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