Welcome to the official site of the Pan-Galizan Druidic Fellowship (IDG).
The IDG is formed by those who follow the path of the Galizan Druidic tradition. This Fellowship welcomes Druidic believers (Druidists) so that they can observe the Celtic calendar in community, request and take part in religious services, and receive advice and information. Likewise, as a collective, we aim at sharing a number of timeless values and teachings which, we think, can be useful in today’s world.
The IDG shares the main principles of Druidry elsewhere but focuses on the own Galizan Celtic legacy, as we consider Callaecia (Galiza proper+North Portugal) to be the original home of the Atlantic Celts, the cradle of the Druidic Primordial Tradition.
There is indeed a continuity in the beliefs, folklore and Galizan character that can be traced back to – at the very least – the times of the ancient Pan-Galizan Celtic civilisation. In this way, the IDG pays paramount attention to historical accuracy and documented evidences when available, following scientific criteria. Nonetheless, IDG’s view of Druidry adapts to the contemporary world in order to avoid anachronisms and make it relevant to Druidists today, bearing in mind that this is, ultimately, a religious association and that religious interpretations are produced.
Having said that, the IDG considers that this path is for those who wish to take it freely, hence it is specially relevant for those with some sort of personal connection with our Land. Surely we are not closed to anyone(*), and our position does not exclude other approaches to Druidry which may be perfectly valid to other people or groups. In fact, we encourage everyone to seek out and investigate serious Druidic groups close to them since we consider community and local – “hands-on” – action to be of the utmost importance and fundamental to true druidic practice.
The IDG is a registered religious organisation with both the (Spanish) Tax Agency and Ministry of Justice – numbers R3600437B and 022549 respectively – and is, therefore, under legal protection and responsibilities. Thus, this also implies that Druidry is an officially recognised religion. Furthermore, the IDG is a proud member of the Galizan Cultural Heritage Network. The IDG collaborates regularly with a number of other groups and organisations.
This website uses Galizan as its main language although we also publish English translations whenever possible. Check >here< all the bilingual or English-only publications (in chronological order, most recent first). As a matter of fact, if you can read Galizan, or know anyone who does, please consider giving the IDG a hand 😉
Some of the major texts we have translated so far include information on our Land itself, our Deities, or the Nine Rules of Demeanour (bilingual). Likewise, you can learn more about our perspectives on Druidry in this essay (*.pdf, 85 kb).
If you wish to contact us you can reach the Fellowship >here.< We are always happy to answer any questions or solve any doubts.
(*) PS. The IDG operates a ZERO TOLERANCE policy towards animal cruelty, racism, sexism and homophobia, as it was in the old days. For more information read our Bigotry warning (bilingual).
The IDG is a non-profit organisation. All collected funds are used exclusively in the maintenance of the organisation itself and, when possible, saved for future contingencies or long term projects. Members do not pay any regular fees nor money is ever asked from them. The IDG is financed solely through voluntary donations and some merchandise.
Because true tradition does not emanate from the past, nor is it in the present, nor can it be sighted in the future; it is not the servant of time.
Tradition is the eternal soul of Galiza, living in the popular instinct and in the granite bowels of our land.
Tradition is not history. Tradition is eternity.
A.D.R. Castelao (1944)