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#117116 - 12/05/03 06:25 PM Re: Data vs Lore?
Father Steve Offline
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Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
`'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more.'

#117117 - 12/06/03 01:11 PM Re: Data vs Lore?
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Rhiannon is also the name of one of celtic pantheo's-- she is the godess of horses, (and poetry, and other things)

the horse was held to be an 'familiar'--a shape a god would take when visiting earth, and all of the people of the british isle dislike the idea of eating horse meat (you don't eat gods)--a cultural remnant of old believes.

ancient irish lore, has it the that the O'Connor king's had to have sex with a mare before assending to the throne. (i don't know if queens had to undergo a similar, but more grizzly encounter with a stallion.)

in the book A Man in Full there is a very graphic description of a stallion being put to stud. the mare in question didn't have an easy time of it.

my other obsession

#117118 - 12/06/03 04:33 PM Re: Data vs Lore?
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noho ora mai

#117119 - 12/06/03 05:47 PM Re: Data vs Lore?
Alex Williams Offline

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Rhiannon is also the name of one of celtic pantheo's-- she is the godess of horses, (and poetry, and other things)

Well in the tale Rhiannon's punishment is to serve essentially the role of a horse as she is confined to the horse post and forced to carry people on her back if they so chosoe.

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