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I wonder if any real druids ever pulled out swords.
Good point/question. On the one hand, we have this idea of druids not getting involved in physical conflict between Iron Age Celtic tribes and walking between warring armies to bring about peace, so that would suggest at least not getting involved in the actual combat side of things. Nevertheless, in 1988 a grave was excavated in Deal, Kent, that contained the remains of an Iron Age warrior with his sword, scabbard, shield and a type of crown that has led many to speculate whether the Deal Warrior might have indeed been a druid. If this is the case, we would at least have a druid with a sword.