My interests in Celtic Druidry wouldn’t say they’ve seen them around. Which came first doesn’t matter to me, but I’ll share thoughts on the differences between them. First I’d think the similarity relates to the prosecution and burnings that both the Druids and the Knights Templar faced separately but for the same reasons – rumours of ill sorts. Also the conversion of Celtic Christianity can end up mixing into this but is another story – the Druids and Knights Templar each had their own secrets and mysteries. Now it’s all about what historians can discover.
What I can say about Druidry is that their interests are in carrying on the Arthurian / Welch myth stories. The Knights Templar have their own tales carried on – was ‘The Da Vinci Code’ story accurate on the Christ bloodline? lol – that’s how much I know, and mean to read more on this, but I’m sure to agree there’s no Celts here.
Whether the Knights of the Round Table set out on a quest for the Holy Grail – maybe they did or history has got them tangled into two stories coming from the Celtic Christian view. The main Druid perspective would say that various cauldrons in Celtic myth (Mabinogion tales) were converted into the same Holy Grail idea that restores life. (Pair Dadeni / Goddess Ceridwen’s cauldron and the feminine symbol.) That’s my two Celtic coins in a chalice. :) Blessings /|\
~ Dan / Aloe
This is something I’d sure like to hear more on :) I’m doing lots of history reading lately – if anything comes up I’ll be sure to add it to the group page.