Ancient Order of Druids
|Ancient Order of Druids|
|Motto||"Justice, Philanthropy, Brotherly Love"|
|Formation||28 November 1781|
The Ancient Order of Druids (AOD), or simply the Druids, is an English fraternal order, reputedly founded by Henry Hurle at London, England in 1781, with ritual features based on Celtic Druidism, the particulars "resembling those of Freemasonry."
- Introductory Book to the Ancient Order of Druids, Containing Constitutional Laws, Choruses, Lists of Lodges
- Ancient Order of Druids, Primitive Degree Ritual, stichtingargus.nl/vrijmetselarij, http://www.stichtingargus.nl/vrijmetselarij/aod_r.html
- Ancient Order of Druids, Ritual of the Royal Arch Degree, stichtingargus.nl/vrijmetselarij, http://www.stichtingargus.nl/vrijmetselarij/aod_rar.html
- James, David (1836), The Patriarchal Religion of Britain, or, A Complete Manual of Ancient British Druidism, London: Whittaker and Co., https://archive.org/details/patriarchalreli00jamegoog
- Rhyn, Otto Henne Am (1895), "Imitations of Freemasonry", Mysteria: History of the Secret Doctrines and Mystic Rites of Ancient Religions, and Medieval and Modern Secret Orders, Chicago, Illinois: Stockham Publishing Co., p. 234-5, https://archive.org/stream/mysteriahistoryo00hennuoft#page/234/mode/2up, "In 1781 a society was formed in London whose members called themselves Druids, and who practiced rites resembling those of Freemasonry."