Hopkins is a Welsh name! The original spelling, in Welsh, appears to have been "Hopcyn," later anglicized with the anglicization of South Wales to "Hopkins." Vale of Glamorgan. Hopkyniad Morgannwg. we are Silures (The Celtic tribe that inhabited the Vale of Glamorgan at the time of the Roman conquest and source of the most persistant resistance to Roman conquest. Silure is the Latin name the Romans gave them; apparently their own name for themselves, translated into modern Welsh, would be something like "Pen Ddraig," or anglicized as "Pendragon.").
- ARGLWYDDES - "Lady"
The PRIESTESS creates and runs circles and rituals, trains others in the Tribe, and performs handfasting and passing on ceremonies. She is also available to other Tribe members and any questions and concerns they may have. The Lady is the Mother of Memory and the sovereignty of the Tribe.
- PEN-DDRAIG - "Pendragon"
The PENDRAGON or Priest works with the Priestess in all aspects of the Tribe and assists in the training and mentorship of its members. He is both seeker and guide and represents the wisdom and strength of the tribe and it's connection to the Gods and the natural world.
- AFALEUA - "Gathering Apples"
While TRAINING to be a part of the Tribe PRIESTHOOD, the seeker lends their talents, experience, and spirit to the workings of the group and to the other members of the Tribe.
- MACWY - "Squire"
The SQUIRE works closely with the Priesthood of the Circle, asssiting in all aspects of ritual. This includes calling forth deities as well as blessings.
- ALLORCADWYR - "ShrineKeeper"
The SHRINEKEEPER, is familiar with all of the festivals and tends to the shrines and altars of the Old Ones. They cleanse and decorate the sacred space, for "Beauty is Truth".
- BARDD - "Bard"
The BARD shares the myths and histories of the Celtic peoples as well as the group and its members during ritual. They relate the stories of our ancestors through poetry and song.
- BARDDRIN - "Muse"
The MUSE, through dance and interpretive movement, is the inspiration of the people and a source of creative enlightenment and energy within the Tribe.
- BARDD YSGRIFENNYDD - "Scribe"
To be the SCRIBE is to be a record-keeper; to map out the path we are walking that we might know our deeds, our thoughts, our oracles. That we might look back and truly see the forest for all the trees. That we might see where we have been so we may know where we are going.
- FYNNONCADWYR - "WellKeeper"
The WELLKEEPER is the Oracle of the Tribe. They seek to hear the voice of the Gods in world around us. They gather insight and knowledge through the pattern and design presented in nature. They also work with many forms of meditation and divination.
- GWRAIG IACHAOL / GWR IACHAOL - "Healer"
The HEALER cares for the bodies and well-being of those in the Tribe.
They use meditation, energy work, herbs and other methods to facilitate a healthy body and spirit.
- GWRAIG WEDD - "Wise Woman"
The WISE WOMAN works the folk Magick of the Earth. She knows the secrets of herbs, stones, colour and all manner of spellwork. She works to bring luck and healing to the Tribe and those in need. She also tends to the energies of the rituals.
- GWR CYFRWYSTRA - "Cunning Man"
The CUNNING MAN works the folk Magick of the Earth. He knows the secrets of herbs, stones, colour and all manner of spellwork. He works to bring luck and healing to the Tribe and those in need. He also tends to the energies of the rituals.
- LLWYBRCADWYR - "PathKeeper"
The PATHKEEPER is the protector of the Tribe. The position involves keeping members safe in all situations, whether they be dangerous or not. They also help network and organize events and rituals, and aid in the concerns any members of the Tribe may have.
- TANCADWYR - "FireKeeper"
The FIREKEEPER brings light and warmth to those gathered in celebration and ritual. Throughout the year, the Firekeeper is called upon to build, bless and maintain the sacred flame; the flame which is a glowing symbol of the strength and honour of the Tribe.
- AELOD Y LLWYTH - "Member of the Tribe"
Being a MEMBER OF THE TRIBE is to walk a path of truth, honour and love, forever giving and receiving the blessings of the Gods and the Tribe.