Druids (also known as Celtic Druids) are members of the priestly class in Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Gaul (France), and possibly other parts of Celtic Europe and Galatia during the Iron Age and possibly earlier.
Very little is known about the ancient druids, but they are known as a subspecies of witches with certain spell casting abilities. They left no written accounts of themselves and the only evidence is a few descriptions left by Greek, Roman and various scattered authors and artists, as well as stories created by later medieval Irish writers. While archaeological evidence has been uncovered pertaining to the religious practices of the Iron Age people, "not one single artifact or image has been unearthed that can undoubtedly be connected with the ancient Druids." Various recurring themes emerge in a number of the Greco-Roman accounts of the druids, including that they performed human sacrifice, believed in a form of reincarnation, and held a high position in Gaulish society. Next to nothing is known about their cultist practice, except for the ritual of oak and mistletoe as described by Pliny the Elder.
In the Novels
In the novels, Bonnie is both a Celtic Druidess and a witch. The Druids are priests and priestesses and can thus be called psychics in the modern. Bonnie prefers to call herself a psychic instead of a Druid throughout most of the books, but follows their traditions and skills and knows much about their sacred days, times, mythologies and astrologies. Bonnie's powers and abilities are inherited from her matriarchal or maternal bloodline. Bonnie's maternal grandmother has been stated to be a Celtic Druidess and a witch too. However, her mother Ailsa does not have witch and Druid abilities as the Druid powers and abilities skip a generation. The Druids Priests and Priestesses themselves never make a tangible appearance in the novels.
Powers and Abilities
Druid's seer abilities are of divination and prophecy which is done much by Bonnie McCullough in the novels. Bonnie has shown to be able to do the following with Druid Powers:
- Divination - The ability to see into the future for short periods of time, an ability used by Bonnie recurrently and unconsciously accesses it all the time.
- Telekinesis - Bonnie has expressed telekinesis, the ability to move and control objects with the mind.
- Spell Casting - Spell Casting is the ability to cast magical and supernatural spells with the use of an ancient language that accesses magical forces and talks with the forces of nature to cause supernatural events in the physical plane such as sealing away a powerful vampire, casting a protection spell or casting a spell to cause harm to a creature.