The three elements of Celtic aristocracy - Bards, Druids and
Kings - all worked together (most of the time) to ensure the
well-being and advancement of the Celtic traditions and culture.
Whether we understand their roles and achievements is not necessarily
a reflection on them, but maybe a reflection on the generations
that followed their eventual demise. While some remembered snippets
of the lost lore and tales, most forgot and moved away from their
teachings and knowledge or romanticized it so much it became
unrecognizable. If we are to re-discover the messages they left
for us, maybe all we have to do is look inside ourselves to find
that eternal place of truth and self-knowledge. And listen to
the storytellers of today, who all share the same well of inspiration
that all bards through the ages have actively delved into, the
place of Awen, the source of inspiration and soul.
See an image of The Whirling
Castle by Chris Down, here.