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Thread #37841 Message #529108
Posted By: Crazy Eddie
16-Aug-01 - 08:52 AM
Thread Name: Need Info: Seventh son of a seventh son
Subject: RE: BS: Seventh son of a seventh son
No songs, but in Ireland 7th sons of 7th sons were (are?) believed by many (some?) to have powers of healing.
In Terry Pratchett's discworld, the eighth son of an eighth is a wizard. Wizards are supposed remain celibate, to avoid any possibility of an eighth son of an eighth son of an eighth son. Such a one would be a sourcerer, (able to touch the source of magic), with enough power to destroy the entire world.