The image above is a modified version of a snake from a coin found in the Carnutes territory it is representing the rebirth and renewal of the Bardos, Uatis, and Druits traditions of Gaul into the Modern age. The 3 eggs are added to represent the 3 traditions.
Inscrîbatus (Sigil, Mark, Symbol in Gaulish) I created for the Gaulish Bardos, Uatis, and Druits
We create Inscrîbatus (sigil) to help with our intentions and to manifest our will to bring the desires to the forefront. These are magical symbols that hold special energies when looked upon. Meditating on them can give one a deeper meaning into a thing. They can transform your thoughts into actions. They hold the key to bring things to life within you. Under the dark canopy of your thoughts when one cant truly grasp a thing its important to visualize the Inscrîbatus since it will help bring things from the unconscious. They are the seeds that influence ourselves and the world around us.
These symbols are taken from images within Gaulish Coins. I spent some time looking at many coins to try and find repeating images that represented what I was seeing. As I felt that repeating images would of had an obvious significance to the ancient Gauls. Now what that was I have not a clue and I’m not claiming to. I personally wanted to stick with the Carnutes territory for the images that is on the coins as the Carnutes territory was sacred to the Druids as it was the place that they would assemble once a year. Again I was still looking for repeating images from coins all around Gaul. So I created a few different ones and put them around my house to feel the energies from them. I meditated with each one for hours and the 3 below are the ones that spoke to me and had the vibrations I was seeking.
Now the definition for each symbol is subject to change and evolve as these traditions grow. As the Bardos, Uatis, and Druits are not a class or a group of people recognized in the Gaulish Polytheist spaces yet. Druidobessus is my passion and as well as creating so I felt that I personally needed these Inscrîbatus in my life. I am not claiming any authority on the matters. If you chose to use these to help deepen ones understanding and to help connect to the ancestors of Gaul in these specific roles that’s great as that is the purpose. All things here are in Gaulish Context
These Inscrîbatus are ready to use I have brought them from the otherworld and asked the ancestors to guide me in the creating in them. A rite was done for them.
So to gather the energies from these you will need to Draw it and Chant the
These Bardos, Uatis, and Druits are separate things from each other they are costumes/traditions on there own not a ladder to climb to get to the top. Each is of the most important value.
This Inscrîbatus is found on a coin from Northwest Gaul in the territory of the Coriosolites tribe. Now this image is also found on a few other coins around Gaul. This coins is thought to be from around 100-50 BC. The image is speculated to be a stylized Lyre – one of the reasons I picked it.
This image whether or not it is a Lyre maters not cause it is now. This Image really resonated with me in the Bardos sense. The circle representing The Bardos the steams coming from it representing the power of the Bardos inspiring and resonating with the people connecting the people with what the Bardos is trying relate you to. Transcending you to another place. Its the magical flow of poetry, song, storytelling, and the arts in its many forms. So in all the Lyre is the perfect Inscrîbatus for the Bardos.
What would a Bardos role be.
- Revival of the Language but not just that also language in a living spoken sense.
- The study of Music and Musical Instruments musical theory.
- Poetry what is Gaulish Poetry envisioning that formula.
- Art the study of or Historical Art and creating art in all its mediums.
- Storytelling, creating stories from ancient to modern.
- Creating myths
- Knowing the History
- More to come as this role is more forged out
Inscrîbatus found in the The Carnutes territory. Speculated to be from around 150 BC. This is another one that the symbol is found all around Gaul and even scribed in stones at sanctuary’s and healing shrines for curative deites. This is thought to be an eye which makes sense as it looks just like one.
I felt this is prefect for the Uatis role as eyes are very special and hold a mystery to them. In many cultures from around the world eyes are seen as a symbol of prophecy literarily seeing the things to come. The ability to see the connection of the natural order of things around the self.
So for me the the iris is the self looking and watching that which is around you the two lines are the voyage of life to death or death to life. These are the walkers between the worlds seeing the magical flow in the all things teaching the high mysteries of nature. This Inscrîbatus is a pure representation of what a Uatis is.
What would a Uatis role be
- One who takes omens
- A healer in all things to all things
- Studies plants and trees and understands the benefits of them.
- One who studies divination in a Gaulish Context
- Natural philosophers
Now this Inscrîbatus is two different symbols bined together.
The first is from a coin in the Carnutes territory from before 52 BC. It is bulleted cross.
The second comes from the
Narbonensis territory dated to around 100 BC. It is a Cross with dot in center, crescent in three quadrants, circle above crescent in fourth quadrant.
When I seen these two images I eminently saw them together.
Unlike the first to images this one holds more mystery itself. This Inscrîbatus represent the mysteries of the cosmos along with our connection to Drus (The World Tree) and to the 3 realms Dubnos, Bitus, and Albios.
This Inscrîbatus is the cycle of all things. You will see within the quadrants is the moon relating to how the ancestors keep track of time. You will also see in the lower left quadrant a circle next to the moon this is the planet Venues (Sirona). On the out side you will see the circle representing the 8 planets or the stars around us. The cross representing from life to death and death to life. The circle meaning the cycle of all things.
A Druits is one that studies the deep meaning in all that is one one shows you the mysteries knowledge. They are the Theologians, Philosophers, and Religious leaders.
What would a Druits role be
- They are the philosophers in natural and moral philosophies ( What is that in a Gaulish Sense) Well we have many things for that. An article will soon be released on some of this.
- The study of the Astronomy
- The study of all the Deuoi
- The Liminal are absent from Voting
- The Priest and Priestesses
- The Celebrancy those that do Funeral Rites, Marriage Rites Naming Rites, and things of this nature
- The creators of Rituals and Rites
- Those that understand the order of all things
- Wise from years of study
- Maintainers to the laws of the tribe
- Trusted Advisors
- More to come as this role is more forged out
Again I’m not claiming the ultimate authority on the matters but only trying to help bring this to the light. These are a modern interpretation of these symbols. There are many thing within each one of these things that need to be more hammered out and quench off. I could talk about each one for many moons but that would make things to wordy I will be having separate articles on each in the coming cycle. Again every thing in here is in Gaulish context.
Please don’t modify these image this is how they came this is how they remain until the time comes for them to change.