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The Cult of the Dead

At this time of year when the door to the Otherworld is flung open, I felt it would be appropriate to examine Gaelic customs regarding the dead, along with the more ancient Celtic customs from which they stemmed.  The reverence … Continue reading

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What’s on the Menu?

“An old Irish text says: ‘Anyone who gives another anything in which there has been a dead mouse or dead weasel, three fasts are laid on him who gives it.’” (McMahon, 1990, p. 38). Well, that makes me feel better! … Continue reading

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