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Thread #125863   Message #2790972
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
18-Dec-09 - 02:14 AM
Thread Name: Llantrisant Mari Lwyd Solstice Tour
Subject: RE: Llantrisant Mari Lwyd Solstice Tour
How on earth is the Mari a pagan tradition? And why the Winter Solstice association? Looks like something has gone a bit awry somewhere here, as is evident by the link:

http://www.folkwales.org.uk/mari.html

But then again, here's what WIKI has to say: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mari_Lwyd

Oh dear! Still, we get something at least approaching the essence of the thing from the Nation Museum of Wales:

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/279/