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What’s Buggane You?

The Buggane is a monster in the folklore of the Isle of Man, which I suppose makes it a Manxome foe, like the Jabberwock. As an American, the main thing I know about the place is the tailless cats. Since … Continue reading

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No Beef with Aengus

Aengus Og, or Aengus the Younger, is an Irish deity associated with love and creativity. There are said to be four birds constantly flying around his head. Aengus was the son of an illicit affair between the Dagda and Boann, … Continue reading

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Brain Food

It being St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it appropriate to regale you with a bit of Celtic mythology. Okay, it’s actually only St. Patrick’s for another half hour, and I’m not sure I’ll finish this post in that time, but … Continue reading

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A Brief Visit to Tir na n’Og

Before the exploration of the world made it necessary for fairylands to be located in alternate universes, dimensional pockets, or far-off planets, it was pretty common for the writers of legends to set them in unexplored or barely explored regions … Continue reading

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