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Bards, Druids, and Wicker Men. From Aylett Sammes, Britannia antiqua illustrata (London, 1676). Reproduced with permission from the Special Collections of the University of Virginia. Sammes' elaborates his own Druid portrait from John Selden's account (which he borrows from Conradus Celtis) of a Hartz Forest sculpture, citing Selden's commentary on Drayton's Poly-Olbion, Book IX (Drayton Tercentenary Edition, ed. J. W. Hebel, 5 vols. [Oxford, 1933], 4.197).
Chief Druid with oak branch // Return to Druid Index