Ancient Druid Spiritual Specialists

The mage in today's popular imagination. The Romans mentioned the magic classes of the northern peoples as Druid, Ovate (Vate) and Bard. The Vates are directly mentioned in the Druid Akkadian texts while the words "Druid" and "Bard" are short Akkadian phrases which was the pattern for the classical era and later.

The Different Types of Ancient Druid Spiritual Specialists

(April 23, 2024) Translations of the ancient Druid texts show that they had numerous types of spiritual specialists divided into the 4 main classes.

Diviners (Akkadian Našu, Naša, Nīšu)

Magic Crafters/Enablers (Akkadian Maṣȗ) - Motion/Emotion Power Class

Priests/Vates (Fathers - Akkadian Abu) - Life Class of Spiritual Powers

Shepherds/Druids (Akkadian Rē’û, Rēyû, Rewû) - Both Classes of Powers

Traditional Chinese Qi sign which seems to represent wind over a heavenly body.
Minoan Gi sign (Linear A script) is similar to the top part of the Cuneiform Sumerian and Akkadian sign. It may also represent a star or heavenly body.
Sumerian Gi sign meaning breath, soul, spirit, energy. It might also mean bile because the liver was thought to be the intermediary between divine energy and emotional energy. It shows wind being gated above a feather.

Emotional Energy (Gi, Chi)

(updated April 23, 2024) The specialists working with the motion/emotion powers primary manipulate emotional energy which is written as Gi or Ge in Akkadian and Sumerian. The far east has an identical concept which in the Chinese language is transliterated as Qi  or Ch'i (Wade-Giles), in Japanese as Ki,  and in Korean as Gi again. ( 

This commonality suggests that this word goes way back to the hunter/gatherer/fisher humans who migrated along the coastlines. In contrast emotional energy in the central Asian Indo-European language seems to have been called "wer" from which English gets the word "work."

In ancient Druid civilization Gi is analogous to wind and breath (spirit). It is the divine power which moves and assembles things as opposed to the power which grows of things. Akkadian “Gi” is the source of the English word “energy” via Greek energeia and late Latin energia. The word “energy” itself is a later Akkadian phrase Enu.Gi  meaning "reassignments of energy.”


New World Encyclopedia's entry for Qi. Online at: