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Folklore: The Birth of Bran (Celtic Tale)

Amos 14 Oct 09 - 09:48 PM
GUEST,reavis 11 Nov 09 - 03:18 PM
ard mhacha 12 Nov 09 - 10:53 AM
Art Thieme 12 Nov 09 - 11:14 AM
ard mhacha 13 Nov 09 - 04:42 AM
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Subject: Folklore: The Birth of Bran (Celtic Tale)
From: Amos
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 09:48 PM

This beautiful tale from long ago will make you laugh out loud. It starts like this:

"There are people who do not like dogs a bit--they are usually women--but in this story there is a man who did not like dogs. In fact, he hated them. When he saw one he used to go black in the face, and he threw rocks at it until it got out of sight. But the Power that protects all creatures had put a squint into this man's eye, so that he always threw crooked.

This gentleman's name was Fergus Fionnliath, and his stronghold was near the harbour of Galway. Whenever a dog barked he would leap out of his seat, and he would throw everything that he owned out of the window in the direction of the bark. He gave prizes to servants who disliked dogs, and when he heard that a man had drowned a litter of pups he used to visit that person and try to marry his daughter.
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Subject: RE: Folklore: The Birth of Bran (Celtic Tale)
From: GUEST,reavis
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 03:18 PM

I do not understand the moral of this story


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Subject: RE: Folklore: The Birth of Bran (Celtic Tale)
From: ard mhacha
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 10:53 AM

Let sleeping dogs lie.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: The Birth of Bran (Celtic Tale)
From: Art Thieme
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 11:14 AM

Amos,

An old bit of folklore, from far southern Illinois here in the USA is, fantastically and amazingly, on this same topic!

FRECKLES come from standing behind a cow that has eaten bran.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Folklore: The Birth of Bran (Celtic Tale)
From: ard mhacha
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 04:42 AM

Art, Known in the north of Ireland as, Farren-Tickles or Skitter-Blatches.


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