In the villages they are mostly innkeepers, intermediaries in trade and pawnbrokers.
Diodorus informs us that a sacrifice acceptable to the gods must be attended by a Druid, for they are the intermediaries.
Sorceresses and blind sorcerers are the intermediaries.
If God spoke directly to the individual conscience, what was the use of intermediaries ?
where erected; and, to the prophet also, the Fire-kindlers (al/lravan) were the ministers and priests of the true religion and the intermediaries between God and man; at last in the popular mind, Zoroastrianism was identified with Fire-worship pure and simple, inadequate though the term in reality is, as a description of its essentials.