posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 11:07 PM
Originally posted by LUXUS
reply to post by jayo121
He kicked the Druids out of Ireland ie the Naddreds
"The Druids called themselves the "Naddreds" which is Gaelic for "Serpent Priests." The Druids or Naddreds held the symbol of the Serpent and Dragon
in the highest honour as the symbol of royality. It was recorded the Druid Arphaxad refferred to himself as thus: "I am a Serpent."
In the ancient world was a Priesthood called the Kingly Serpents or Naga's in Sanskrit:
"The priests of the Mysteries were symbolized as a serpent, sometimes called Hydra...The Serpent Kings reigned over the earth. It was these Serpent
Kings who founded the Mystery schools which later appeared as the Egyptian and Brahmin Mysteries... .The serpent was their symbol...They were the true
Sons of Light, and from them have descended a long line of adepts and initiates." - Hall
the problem with that claim is that the author has no evidence they called themselves anything, druids never wrote anything down.
the only sources we have for the druids are outside sources, like christian missionaries and the romans. at least untill the 7th century ce, that is
really when we first see the word used.
i've never read any sources that say they called themselves "naddreds" or someone named arphaxad, neither word or name sound celtic.
the word for serpent is "nathair" and arphaxad is a jewish name, why would a druid have a jewish name that isn't translated? if you look up the name
though, it seems to be intentional, it means healer, releaser, that seems pretty pat when you are trying to make the claims the author is.
the author on that site has no idea what words in welsh or irish are, he says "naddred" is welsh for serpent but " neidr" is serpent in welsh. same
with nathair the word in irish.
i'd be more impressed if the author hadn't fallen into a reverse version of the irish-jewish nonsense and claim the tribe of dan comes from the tuatha
de danann. usually i see it the other way around, but the same question people claiming such nonsense should be asked: does dan and danaann mean the
same thing in the same context?
they don't, one is the name of a man, the other is the name of a spirit, later goddess of the river danube or at least the river is named for her.
the idea that they are connected is absurd.
what should be expected from a website making things up? no less than baseless speculation and fanciful stories about snake priests connected to
edit on 22-3-2012 by demongoat because: (no reason given)