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A Comparative Study of Priesthoods and Clergy

By Kallistos

Many forms of Priesthoods exist today and in the past. A very common system is a division of sacred offices.

Usually there is the ritualist, the seer, and the poet/singer, and often a fourth type of someone who knows the lore and rituals well and oversee the rituals to prevent or correct any errors.

Among the Keltoi/Galatoi (Celts/Galatians) this division can be seen in the division between the Druids who oversaw the rituals, and served as advisors; the Vates who were seers, and who carried out rituals; and the Bards who knew the songs, and epics.

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