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Thread #73825 Message #2797042
Posted By: GUEST,DoINeedAnAccount
27-Dec-09 - 01:23 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Somerset Girt Dog of Langport
Subject: RE: Folklore: Somerset Girt Dog of Langport
http://bread-water-salt-oil.blogspot.com/2008/01/wassailing-somerset-2008.html speaks of a Wassail at the Somerset Rural Life Museum (Who I'd trust to know at least the current interpretation of Wassailing). ...and talks about the Danes. So it sounds like the Danes are at least one layer of meaning in the Wassail song.
I'm still holding out for the Canis Major - Virgo connection as a pre-Danes explanation of when to Wassail...but I have to wait until I find some more astronomical calculations.