GURPS Celtic Myth p.114 said:GURPS was written with the laws of physics in mind – the ancient Celts hadn’t heard of the laws of physics, and would have thought them dull if they had.
She made the wish to break the other chick's legs sound quite jovial!And since you can't end a thread about Celtic Myth without some violence and romance, a song about a red head who fancies a man who prefers raven-haired women. Lyrics include how she'd love to break the limbs of the other woman!
Lyrics are in the video description.
That gives me an idea, that fantasy elves... being stereotypically arrogant and self-satisfied, should be generally ignorant of anything having to do with areas outside of elfland. It's not about elves, so they really don't care... and are prone to ignorant questions and assumptions.
I've seen a film featuring scenes set while Merkin troops were staged in Wellington for the Pacific campaign that used it for scenery there. Wildly inaccurate comes to mind. I can't remember what the film was called but it might have actually had John Wayne in it.
I'm not joking when I say was asked if we have cars in Wales. I said they only came a few years ago and I didn't have electricity in my county. Which was taken at face value.
And technically, we're still Six Nations champions. Since it got cancelled before England could steal the tournament.Funny, at the bar in Connecticut where I watched the Six Nations for years almost everyone pulled for Wales. We all knew where it was.
And technically, we're still Six Nations champions. Since it got cancelled before England could steal the tournament.
I hope you don't mind me saying a bit about the Mórrígan in general and other stuff. I've just decided to throw out everything since I think most of it will be of interest and it's required to ultimately explain these dudes.
Yeah definitely. I'll say in advance that Irish myth and folklore doesn't treat all types of mental conditions equally. Some are considered to be supernaturally caused and others are considered to be purely physical ailments. The categories of mental illness don't in anyway reflect modern classifications, so it's not possible to say "modern condition X was treated this way", for this reason I'll be vague and say "certain conditions" and stuff like that.There's an obscure bit of Irish lore I came across a while back - there was apparently a belief that madness would cause a person to become somewhat weightless and bouncy and there was some valley or some such where mad people would travel to or congregate in? Does this ring any bells?
It continued here until about my great-grandfather's day. He and his brother's would often quit work early on a Friday to listen to a performance from the local poet at risk of being satirised by him. I find it hard to get into the mindset of it.The extreme role of Ego in Celtic cultures has always fascinated me. In modern culture, that ability to laugh at oneself and brush off insults is seen as a sign of maturity, and we empathize with self-deprecation, but in Celtic myth it seems that taking oneself so seriously that a satire or insult can be seen as potentially lethal, in a real sense, creates and supports this strange social dynamic that is at once understandably human yet still functionally alien.
Some people have been on to me about pronunciation, particularly after the Celtic Cyclopedia.The problem there is, not having a clue bout Gaelic pronunciation renders most of this into gibberish