Friday, May 23, 2008

Chapter 5, Page 4 They Aren't Real

Rabbit holes to other worlds.

I kid you not, my Dad actually said this. Most of you will probably get the over-sized pocket watch reference. The one about red points might not be so obvious to those of you not familiar with Celtic mythology. Basically, white animals, particularly those with red points, were thought to hail from the fairy realm. At the very least they were considered to be quite exceptional. The Tain and Mabinogion are both good references for such stories.


Journo-SEAL said...

Did you understand what your Dad was referring to when he talked about the rabbit with red-tipped ears?

Really cool info, BTW. Did not know about that.

Brigid said...

@Journo: Not at the time, but he explained soon after. And it is cool. Gotta love folklore and mythology.