Definition of Gorsedd in English:



  • A council of Welsh or other Celtic bards and Druids, especially as meeting before the eisteddfod.

    • ‘I just wanted to point out that the Gorsedd of Bards is a Welsh group of artists, musicians, etc.’
    • ‘I've attended or participated in Wiccan rituals, Goddess circles, Druid Gorsedd, Pagan festivals, co-ed and women-only circles, skyclad, robed, public, private, and solitary rites.’
    • ‘A bard of the Cornish Gorsedd, Gundry published Songs and dances of Cornwall in 1966, and used Cornish subjects, and folk-song material, in his operas The tinners of Cornwall and the comic opera The logan rock.’
    • ‘The group, which is working locally, has set up camp around the Gorsedd stone circle.’
    • ‘Regal figures rise from the assembled Gorsedd of the Bards of the Isle of Britain, dressed in billowing robes of white, blue and green, presided over by the Arch-Druid.’
    • ‘Recognized in late medieval times as one of the three main Druidic meeting places in Britain, in 1928 the Gorsedd of the Bards of Cornwall was inaugurated in the circle; modern bardic circles are used in much the same way in Wales.’
    • ‘His fieldwork activity was recognised by the Cornish Gorsedd, of which he was made a bard at a ceremony held at The Hurlers stone circles on Bodmin Moor, on 29 August 1930.’
    • ‘Dr Williams will not be the only church leader admitted as an honorary Druid to the Gorsedd.’


Welsh, ‘mound, throne, assembly’.