As modern Druids, we can some times be caught up by nostalgia of what we assume the pre-roman tribes were like and what they were doing. In January's seminar Giovanna looked at the problems and tensions that can arise between the pagan community and archaeology, and in Febuary's seminar I looked at a historical event and asked if our current Druidic understanding of the event was actually what occurred.
So what I'm intrested in discussing is, are we helped or hindered by the use of the term Druid, or would it have been better if Nuin had chosen a new name for his emerging spirituality?
Would a pre-roman Druid recognise any of our modern evolved practice?
Do we use the term to give our spirituality a sense of legitimacy?
Would we still have the same concerns about archaeology if we used a different name, because actually they are our ancestors?