Druidic Mistletoe Ritual | Fine Art Print
Sean from Sacred Knot Tattoo made this image based on a particularly striking description of a Druidic ritual:
The cutting of the mistletoe.
“The authenticity of this account is extremely dubious, but so little was actually written down about the druids (if they existed at all), that this particular account has become quite famous.
A Roman writer by the name of Pliny the Elder describes the scene in a single passage in his book of natural history. Other details in the image are inspired by various accounts of the druids as well as classical Celtic styles.
Unless new information and finds are discovered to teach us more about this legendary religious order, they will remain almost a complete mystery to us. But that’s one of the reasons we find them so mystifying right?”
Material & Make
The artwork is printed on Hahnemühle German Etching paper.
About The Artist
Sean Parry is the owner and lead artist of Sacred Knot Tattoo, as well as a founding member of the Northern Fire Art Collective. He specialises in Celtic and Nordic arts and lives and works from his hometown of Llandudno in North Wales. Sean’s projects incorporate knotwork, swirls, and beasts inspired and mirroring those found in the historical record - a reflection of his passion for archaeology and ancient iconography. Though he is well known for his mastery as a tattooist, his work with paint, leather, and precious metals are also part of his artistic endeavours.
See more of the art Sean has created for Northern Fire here.
Size & Dimensions
A3 (297 x 420mm / 11.7 x 16.5 inches)