Druid Clan Membership
Updated Beltane 2015
Status within RDG : Proto-Grove
Grove Started 20th April 2014
Arch-Druid : Rev Alan Jones (3rd Degree RDG)
First Degree Members 2nd Degree Ordination took place 4th January 2015
Sue Edwards : Emma May : Eileen Ayres : Cathy Blythe and Elaine Dugdale
100 Virtual Grove Members on Clan’s Facebook group
The Clans Gatekeepers
“She of the Sacred Grove,” a Celtic Goddess with roots in eastern Gaul. She is thought to have been the eponymous deity of the Germano-Celtic people known as the Nemetes; evidence of her veneration is found throughout their former territory in and around what is now Trier, Germany
Her name is derived from the Celtic root nemeto-, referring to sacred areas, and is related to nemeton, a term designating Gaulish religious spaces, hence her title/honorific “She of the Sacred Grove.”
Thus, naturally, she is a goddess and guardian of (Celtic) open air places of worship – i.e. sacred grounds/groves and circles and labyrnth’s
She represents the spirit of nature, the gatekeeper to the grove and the essence of mother nature.
The first is the definitely Welsh stage in which Merlin (Welsh Myrddin) is conceived of as a legendary prophet. The second is the transformation of this Myrddin, by Geoffrey of Monmouth, into an internationally renowned wizard and vaticinator named Merlin who plays a crucial role in bringing about the conception of Arthur and who is prominent in later Arthurian story.
He is the Wise-Man of the Woods, the essence of what we consider now to be Druidry – an bard, oracle and teacher.
We here that her story was told at two different gatherings in Samhain 2o14 and will feature in a forthcoming Priestess of Kernow meeting (Jan 2015),
The myth and hence the spirit of the Goddess is reborn again,