Druidic Mistletoe Ritual
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 founder and main artist at Sacred Knot Tattoo. Having grown up in North Wales on a mountain peninsula called the Great Orme, his love of celtic and Norse culture, history and art fuels his tattooing and painting. He specialises in celtic and norse neo-traditional dotwork, aiming to capture the magic of knotwork and spirals that the ancient inhabitants of the North where also so fond of.
See more of the art Sean has created for Northern Fire here.
Size & Dimensions
A3 (297 x 420mm / 11.7 x 16.5 inches)