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Thread #53176   Message #817358
Posted By: Fiolar
03-Nov-02 - 08:37 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Add: Michael Collins (not again)
Subject: RE: Michael Collins (not again)
The "raven" who sat on the dying Cuchulan's shoulder was the form which was taken by the Irish war-goddess "Morrigan" which means "phantom queen." She was able to take many forms including the "washer at the ford" i.e. an old woman who washed the armour and weapons of the warriors who were about to die.