Religious, Druids, Celts, human sacrifices
"Gigantic Druidical Idol"
Wood engraving. On the reverse side is text about the Celts.
Published in London, 1855
Original antique print
Page size: 21 x 13 cm (ca. 8.3 x 5.1")
human sacrifices for those who were gravely sick or in danger of death in battle. Huge wickerwork images were filled with living men and then burned; although the Druids preferred to sacrifice criminals, they would choose innocent victims if necessary.