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Archdruid Melangell Green

Greetings, Tribe!

I wanted to introduce myself to you all as your new Archdruid with a little bit of personal background, along with thoughts for the future of our group.

Brief bio: I am,a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and have been a Pagan since my late teens. Astrology led me to this path, making me a lifelong skywatcher.. Naturally I fell into step with “earth religions” and eventually became a priestess. Through the years I was active in many public Pagan movements, including the Witches’ Anti-Defamation League, supporting local gatherings, and founding the now-defunct Pittsburgh Pagan Alliance. Through the 1980s and into the 90s, the PPA served as a networking source, social platform, media outlet, and supported the annual Summer Solstice festival known as the Goddess Gathering in Ohio for several years.

I am retired from the Carnegie Museums where I worked as a research assistant in the Entomology (insects and spiders) section then later in Planning and Development as a gift processor. I am self-educated except for some formal training in Graphic Arts. Currently I live on the outskirts of Pittsburgh, surrounded by the pollinator and native plant gardens which I’ve been cultivating for the past ten years. My hobbies and interests include writing, mainly poetry with particular fascination with the ancient “bardic” forms, veganism, herbs, butterfly watching, and ecology


As your new Archdruid, I offer strong roots in earth-friendly practices and philosophy, years of experience as a Pagan leader and priestess, and a dedication to the Druid ways. My basic goal right now is to “bring the light of ancient ways through the mist of time into modern life”. The most important Celtic virtues, to me, are Truth, Loyalty, and Hospitality with an emphasis on Nature itself.

Looking forward to serving our Tribe! Please feel free to contact me with any questions, especially about the reading list and studies.

Blessings on you all!


Archdruid Emerita, Ellen Evert Hopman


Ellen Evert Hopman is a Master Herbalist and lay Homeopath who holds an M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling. She has been a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild since 1995. She was the founder of the White Oak Druid mailing list and then a co-founder of the White Oak Druid Order (Ord na Darach Gile). She was Co-Chief of the Order of White Oak for five years. Earlier, she was a founder and then Vice President of the Henge of Keltria Druid Order for nine years. She was also the founder of The New England Druid Summit, a yearly gathering of Druids in New England.


Ellen was Professor of Wortcunning, Healing, and Lore at the Grey School of Wizardry for four years, and was one of the founders. She is Second Circle in ADF (initiated by Isaac Bonewits) and was made an Archdruidess in the Druid Clan of Dana, Grove of Brighid, by Lady Olivia Robertson when she visited her castle in Clonegal, Ireland. Ellen is also a Bard of the Gorsedd of Caer Abiri. She was a featured subject in A&E television’s "The Unexplained" , Secret Societies, The Druids and the Knights Templars original air date 4 March, 1997. She is co-creator of the Virtual Shrine of the Goddess Brighid.

Visit Ellen's website at to order any of her many books and stay updated on her speaking engagements. Contact Ellen at

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