Druid vs Magus - What's the difference?

druid | magus |

As nouns the difference between druid and magus

is that druid is while magus is magician.



(wikipedia druid)


(en noun)
  • One of an order of priests among certain groups of Celts before the adoption of Abrahamic religions.
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  • Druidic faiths to the loose coupling one found in the Roman rites. The ascendance to dominance, at least in terms of number of adherents, of the three monotheistic Abrahamic faiths marked a decline

    Usage notes

    * Often capitalized: Druid.

    Derived terms

    * druidic * druidism




  • (common usage) magician, and derogatorily sorcerer, trickster, conjurer, charlatan
  • (special usage) a Zoroastrian priest
  • : Note : the two meanings overlap in classical usage— both derive from the Greco-Roman identification of "Zoroaster" as the "inventor" of astrology and magic. The first meaning ('magician') derives from the sense of "practitioner of the Zoroaster's craft", and the second meaning ('priest') from the sense of "practitioner of Zoroaster's religion".


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