The Right Hand of Doom
- Apr 24, 2017
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There's something about the idea of packs of wild Corgi that tickles me pink
Man, so the first time I heard this I was completely disarmed. We often have cultural exchanges with Wales where we hear each other's folklore and language. I myself often going to Nant Gwrtheyrn on the North coast. My Welsh wasn't as good as it is now, so when this old storyteller said to me:There's something about the idea of packs of wild Corgi that tickles me pink
Interesting parallel incoming!The Second Sight:
In Welsh myth there is a common motif of people who can naturally see the Fae, even when the Fae are invisible to other humans. Although this is mentioned once or twice in Irish myth, it's much more prevalent in Wales where certain families have the second sight in their blood or an individual is remembered as having an unusually powerful form of the second sight, being able to see even the Fae's hidden fortresses.
"Sabotnitzi"* (съботници), with the "a" being pronounced like...you know, there's a wrong pronunciation in some variant of English for every word example I can think of, so just copy the Cyrillic text and set Google Translate to pronounce it!What's the original Bulgarian term?
I haven't forgotten this just to say. Just got the folklore transcripts there recently and should have something up tomorrow. I was double checking against English language sources and it took a while to find something not in English accounts.Any interesting info on the Knights of the Red Branch?
Which are just Welsh versions of Conchobor Mac Nessa, Cú Raoi, Fergus, Lóegaire Búadach and Conall Cernach.I invoke it [in the name of] your warriors."
[Thus] he invoked his boon [in the name of]...Cnychwr son of Nes and Cubert son of Daere and Ffercos map Poch and Lluber Beuthach and Corfill Berfach
That st. Patrick was a real old-school preacher!In the end Laoghaire doesn't convert, so St. Patrick gets the Earth to swallow him and summons dogs from thin air to shit on his head. As a consolation though Cú Chulainn is permitted to go to heaven.
Funnily the power of resurrection is described as Patrick's own power, not something he gets from God. Later stories give him self-resurrection as well.
My favourite thing about the story is how committed Laoghaire is to disbelief.That st. Patrick was a real old-school preacher!
I meant to say this at the time but we have roughly (it's hard to give a unique count) seven versions of Cú Chulainn's story:A Spectral/demonic version of Cu Chulainn's "warp-spasm" form could be really visually interesting, in comparison to the weird mutant version I'm used to seeing