The Druid"s tune by O. R. Melling

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Published by Puffin Books, Penguin Books in Toronto, New York, N.Y., U.S.A .

Written in English

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  • Ireland


  • Cuchulain (Legendary character) -- Juvenile fiction.,
  • Cuchulain (Legendary character) -- Fiction.,
  • Time travel -- Fiction.,
  • Druids and druidism -- Fiction.,
  • Ireland -- History -- To 1172 -- Fiction.

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While visiting distant relatives in Ireland, a teenage brother and sister, curiously uneasy about the strange workman on their cousin"s farm, discover his strange powers when they are all transported back in time to take part in the struggle between Cuchulain of Ulster and Queen Maeve of Connaught.

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Book details

StatementO.R. Melling.
LC ClassificationsPZ7.M51625 Dr 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination235 p. :
Number of Pages235
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2924133M
ISBN 100140316647
LC Control Number84158242

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I found The Druid's Tune amazing when I first read it at age fourteen, and up to this day, I still find it wonderfully engrossing!5/5(5). OR Melling’s classic fantasy adventure. Out of the swirling mists of time and magic, three figures into the battle camp of the Celtic warrior-queen Maeve.

One is a Druid, a dark-spirited wizard seeking the source of his powerp; the other two are a sister and brother from modern-day Canada.

The Druid's tune. [O R Melling] -- While visiting distant relatives in Ireland, a teenage brother and sister, curiously uneasy about the strange workman on their cousin's farm, discover his strange powers when they are all transported. O.R. Melling is the author of Falling Out of Time, an adult novel, and seven successful young adult novels: My Blue Country, The Druid s Tune and The Singing Stone plus The Hunter s Moon, The Summer King,The Light-Bearer's Daughter, and The Book of Dreams which comprise The Chronicles of Druid s Tune won the SLA Young Adult Canadian Book of the Year Award 4/5(4).

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Leave a Comment. The Druid’s Tune is by the author of the somewhat well-known series called The Chronicles of Faerie (which are a superb read, aged late elementary school/ early.

Editorial Reviews. An account of who and what the Druids were, covering their Druidic training, philosophies and beliefs, portraying them as doctors, lawyers and advisers to kings and arguing that they were the intellectuals of ancient Celtic society.

First published in /5(37). Books on Druids, Druidry, Druidic, and Druidism. The Druids were polytheistic and revered the sun, the moon, and the stars, looking to them for signs and also venerated other natural elements: the oak, tree groves, hilltops, streams, lakes, and even plants.

The earliest extant text that describes the druids in detail is Julius Caesar's Commentarii de Bello Gallico, book VI, written in the 50s or 40s BCE.

A military general who was intent on conquering Gaul and Britain, Caesar described the druids as being concerned with "divine worship, the due performance of sacrifices, private or public, and the interpretation of ritual questions.". The Druid's Tune by O. Melling,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5().

Druid women were also considered equal to men in many respects, unusual for an ancient community. They could take part in wars and even divorce their husbands. One of the earliest accounts of Druids was written by Julius Caesar in B.C. He wrote it in Gaul, where prestigious men were divided into Druids or nobles.

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Druid, member of the learned class among the ancient Celts. They acted as priests, teachers, and judges. The earliest records of Druids date from the 3rd century BCE.

Very little is known for certain about the Druids, who kept no records of their own. Julius Caesar is the principle source of knowledge about the Druids. Ronald Hutton's latest book is the latest comprehensive study of what people have thought about the ancient Druids and why.

Written in a racy and accessible style it is essential reading for everyone interested in exploring our mysterious past. Most books written on the Druids hitherto have been by archaeologists specialising in the Iron Age, who have occupied a great deal of space trying to.

There are few groups in history more enigmatic than those known as the druids. Today there are two neo-druidic sects, whose philosophy centers around a reverence for nature, diversity, and love. These are the often-cloaked people known to perform ceremonies in nature and at megalithic sites such as Stonehenge.

Cunliffe notes that druids were still present in Ireland in the eighth century A.D. but in a much reduced form. “Druids are now seen to be the makers of love-potions and casters of spells but Author: Owen Jarus.

Books. The Chronicles of Faerie series The Hunter's Moon () The Summer King (Amulet, ) The Light-Bearer's Daughter (Amulet, ) The Book of Dreams (Amulet, ) The Chronicles of Faerie, omnibus edition (3 vols.) The Golden Book of Faerie, omnibus edition (4 vols.) The Singing Stone () The Druid's Tune ().

The Path of Druidry: Walking the Ancient Green Way Paperback – 1 Aug The scholarship is basically sound and in tune with the latest in archeology and analysis of what is known about the ancient Celtic peoples.

Each "druid" book offers a slighty different 'take' on the modern practice, mostly offshoots of either the OBOD or ADF version. /5(). The head druid really was all frighteningly powerful. We can’t know whether the druids were ever led by someone who looked like Gareth from 3/5.

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We see the first evidence of spiritual practice in Eur years ago - when candidates for initiation would crawl into caves, such as the Pinhole caves in Derbyshire - or the Chauvet or Lascaux caves in France, or Altamira in Spain, which.

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In H. Rankin’s book Celts and the Classical World the author discusses Scriptores Histories Augustae from the 4th century AD regarding “Roman emperors who consulted female druids”.

There also exists evidence in Roman texts, for example, in Flavius Vopiscus, which discusses encounters between “the Diocletian and female druids”.

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It's one of those spiritual quest/journey books, but without a heavy agenda or dogma. Nonetheless it does seem likely that the Druids were a kind of priesthood, involved in law-giving, settling disputes, divination, performing sacrifices and so on, and that becoming a Druid was a long and complicated process in which the noviciate .

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