Beauty and Mystery in Druid Hill Park

Sun Beams And Shadows

Why did Lloyd Nicholas Rogers, of Scottish blood, call his estate Druid Hill? There are hints. The 18th and 19th centuries saw a revival of interest in the Druid cult, an order of priestly officials in pre-Roman Britain, Gaul and Ireland first described by Pliny.  The word Druid may stem from the word “oak.” Rituals of the the priests who venerated oaks and mistletoe were practiced in oak groves. Druid Hill Park is rich in oaks and other trees. A sculpted oak face has the final word.

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