Druid stones


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Druid stones a name given, in the south of England, to weatherworn, rough pillars of gray sandstone scattered over the chalk downs, but in other countries generally in the form of circles, or in detached pillars.
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In literature:

The ancient deities of Ceylon are in the same spots, unchanged; the stones of the Druids stand unmoved; but what has become of the nations?
"Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon" by Samuel White Baker
The King of Ireland waited at the stone where the riders to his Castle dismount, and his steward, his Councillor and his Druid were beside him.
"The King of Ireland's Son" by Padraic Colum
You told me the history of Ireland, sitting on a Druid stone?
"The Untilled Field" by George Moore
This stone is probably some kind of relative to the cromlechs of the Celtic Druids.
"From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan" by Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
With his own hand William placed the mail on the ruined Druid stone, and on the mail the helm.
"Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The Druids must have brought the stones thither, then, from neighbouring gravel-pits.
"Scientific Essays and Lectures" by Charles Kingsley
Heaps of stones of a conical form, erected by the Druids.
"The Symbolism of Freemasonry" by Albert G. Mackey
Here the captain pointed out the Calder Stones, ruins of an ancient Druid place of worship or sacrifice.
"Story of Chester Lawrence" by Nephi Anderson
Then Conn asked his chief Druid how the stone came there, and what it screamed for.
"Gods and Fighting Men" by Lady I. A. Gregory
For him Stonehenge and other stone circles were temples of the druids.
"Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders" by T. Eric Peet
The rowan tree was held sacred by the Druids, and is often found among their stone monuments.
"Folk Lore" by James Napier
The old Druid stone had affected her child's mind in somewhat the same way, but with a difference.
"The Ghost Girl" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
The end-scenes of this book, with her Druid-stone marriage to a comrade, are really good.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2" by George Saintsbury
They kindled a fire on the Nine-stane Rig, in the middle of the old Druid stones, and there they placed the great brass cauldron.
"Tales From Scottish Ballads" by Elizabeth W. Grierson
The druids ranked themselves beside the sacrificial stones.
"The Gold Sickle" by Eugène Sue
It was said that the terrible stone was still to be seen from which the Druid priest had spurted the blood of the slain victim towards heaven.
"The Undying Past" by Hermann Sudermann
With unlimited supplies of stone to draw on, the houses of Stonesdale are as rough and solid as if built by Druids.
"A Month in Yorkshire" by Walter White
Was it true there were once men called Druids, and did they come to life at midnight and nod to the moon, and to the big nodding-stones?
"The Making of William Edwards" by Mrs. G. Linnaeus Banks
On the fells above High Fold rose a circle of upright stones surrounding a huge slab, which popular tradition said was a Druid's altar.
"Barbara Lynn" by Emily J. Jenkinson

In poetry:

I STOOD On Sarum's treeless plain,
The waste that careless Nature owns;
Lone tenants of her bleak domain,
Loomed huge and gray the Druid stones.
"The Broken Circle" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Cold is the Druid's altar-stone,
Its vanished flame no more returns;
But ours no chilling damp has known,--
Unchanged, unchanging, still it burns.
"The Broken Circle" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Somewhere, druids are dancing around a circle of stones.