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Thread #50640   Message #2185340
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
02-Nov-07 - 07:45 PM
Thread Name: Wild Boar: History, Lyrics & Discussion-Child #18
Subject: RE: Wild Boar: History, Lyrics & Discussion
what does the boar represent?

Richard the Third had the white boar as his emblem. I suppose selected for the boar's masculinity, its fighting power, its wild fearsomeness.

This boar, we are repeatedly told, drinks your blood. Despite its noble qualities - this is an evil animal.

The lyric is hardly catchy, It meant something to the people who sang it all thos years - what did it represent? What made it precious to them?

The steady incantation would seem to suggest, perhaps a ritual aspect.

Just random thoughts on reading the thread.