Druids were severely denigrated by roman propaganda, especially that of Julius Ceasar. Unfortunately as the romans systematically set to work wiping out the druids, the only records we have of them are the distorted accounts from the very culture that wished to destroy them.
2 A member of any number of modern orders or religions that stem from a romantic 18th century, sanitized and christianised revival of Druidry
3 A member of any number of neopagan groups that seeks to re-discover and re-construct a working animist religion and set of magical practices that focus on native (pre-roman) British and Celtic traditions.
4 In the minds of the modern illiterate a character class from various tabletop and online RPGs.
Cynical Welsh pagan: "Grow up."
Druidry is a polytheistic earth based religion that follows the mythology of the celts. Contemporary druidry has an eight-fold year that includes four fire festivals. It's a religion based on peace and reverence of nature and the ancestors.
- They have comparable healing to that of a priest
- Can ressurect in battle
- Can spec into a feral druid, turning into a fairly decent tank
- Moonkin form provides a fair utility in parties of casters
Though somewhat whiners in the WoW forums, druids have persevered with a somewhat awkward itemization issue, and look forward to the expansion to become considered more fully.
"Need tank for Strat (warrior, pally, feral druid)"