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Bread Dead Redemption

Today is All Souls’ Day in the Catholic liturgical calendar, and the Day of the Dead in Mexico (which I think is actually two days; this is the second one). I never knew that much about either holiday, but I … 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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Dagda Nabbit!

Marvel Comics’ Thor series has incorporated gods from pantheons other than the Norse, although the degree to which they adhere to the original mythology varies quite a bit. The writers have added some of their own deities to the mix, … Continue reading

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Religion, Politics, and the Great Pumpkin

There’s a History Channel special called The Haunted History of Halloween that Beth videotaped years ago, and we often watch in October, at least when she can find the tape. This year, we found the same special On Demand, although … Continue reading

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