What's Your Druid Name?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
What's Your Druid Name?
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About This Quiz

The Druids were a Celtic faith that preceded the arrival of Christianity in the British Isles and Ireland. Druidism honors many gods and goddesses, though the pantheon is not fixed. Some of the primary beliefs of Druidism include the sacredness of all life, as well as the connection humans have with nature. The calendar of Druidic festivals is based on the sun and moon, with celebrations of events such as the solstice and the equinox, each of which occurs twice a year.

A key figure in Druidic tradition is the Bard, who was tasked with keeping the stories of that time alive. Unfortunately, Druids didn't have a lot of writing, and there are mostly only runes left from the time of their peak dominance. This means that record-keeping can be sketchy. However, the Bards did pass down some great epics, concerning figures such as the blind giant Mug Ruith, who could cause storms with just his breath, or the great warrior Bodhmall, who was a reluctant mother at first. There are also non-fighters such as Tlatchga, who learned her father's magical secrets during their journeys and unearthed sacred stones, and of course, everyone is familiar with Merlin, the Druid who appears in the Arthurian legend.

Tell us about you, and we'll figure out which Druid name belongs to you!

Who would you consider a Druid's best friend?
Wiccans
Regular Celts
Picts
Anyone but the Romans

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Which modern festival whose rites are adapted in part from a Druid tradition do you love most?
Christmas, obviously! It draws some rites from Yule.
May Day, which draws rites from Beltane.
Halloween, which draws rites from Samhain.
Summer vacation. I feel like it's a way of honoring Lughnasadh.

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Which sacred animal do you value most?
Serpent
Raven
Seal
Salmon

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What industry do you work in?
Education
Tourism
Military
Retail

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Where would your ideal home be?
Anglesey
Verulam
Tintagel
Anywhere in Ireland!

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Are you naturally a physical warrior?
No, I'm a wuss!
No, though I am strong in my way.
Yes, but I use weapons, not my hands.
Definitely

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How do you get to work?
Bus
Bike
Drive
Walk

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If you could go back in time safely, what period would you like to visit?
Roman Britain
Arthurian times
Classical period
Pre-Columbian Americas

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Who is your modern age role model?
Steve Jobs
Dame Ellen MacArthur
Winston Churchill
Oprah Winfrey

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What was your favorite toy to play with growing up?
Magic wand
Books!
Toy car
Action figures

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Which modern sci-fi/fantasy franchise do you enjoy the most?
MCU
Hunger Games
Harry Potter
Game of Thrones

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How often would you travel if money were no object?
Six times a year
Constantly
Three times a year
Rarely

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Which of the key Druidic festivals is your favorite?
Calan Mai, the celebration of spring
Samhain, the festival of the dead
Beltane, the start of summer
Lughnasadh, the summer harvest festival

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What Druid tattoo will you get?
All of them
Triskelion
Tree of life
Triquetra

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You're given a protective rune. Where do you keep it?
I keep it in my car. I'm nervous on the road.
I keep it on myself so I have it when I travel.
I give it to a friend.
I put it on my home to protect my children.

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What sort of pet do you keep?
Snake
Bird
Cat
Dog

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Druids are always connected to nature. What makes you feel that connection most?
Teaching someone a new thing
Traveling to a beautiful new place
Working in my garden
Just being in woodlands

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Which famous ancient monument would you totally build if it didn't already exist?
Stonehenge
Avebury
Wayland's Smithy
Five Wells

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Which spell is your favorite type?
Curse
Healing
Love
Strength

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If you lived in a cave for a little while, what painting would you put on the wall to spruce it up?
I'd commission a nice big mural depicting many cities.
I'd paint the places I've been.
I'd paint inspiring words.
I'd paint people I love.

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How many Druidic traditions and stories can you recite from memory?
Most of them
Many of them
Not many
A few key ones

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How much do you know about herbal medicine?
A little
A lot
Not much
Enough to be useful

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If you could put a geas on anyone to stop them doing risky things, on whom would you it?
My students
My parents
My friends
My children

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What will you sacrifice to the gods and goddesses?
My time
My energy
My wealth
My youth

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What sort of tree will you plant in your sacred grove?
Willow
Palm
Oak
Mistletoe

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Have you ever suspected that you might be clairvoyant?
I definitely am.
I might be a little.
I'm definitely not.
I thought I was, but now I know I'm not.

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Have you ever successfully visited the Otherworld?
Yes, a few times
Once or twice
No, but I think I will soon.
Nope

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How would you hide from an enemy in a time of need?
Enchanted mist. Works every time.
I'd know my way around thus find the best places to hide.
I'd stand my ground and fight instead.
I'd lead them away from everyone else then outrun them.

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How often do you meditate?
Twice a day
Once daily
Rarely
Weekly

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When you visit the islands where Druidry began, where will you start?
Wales
Ireland
Scotland
Isle of Man

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