In a message dated 12/27/2 7:28:43 PM, [log in to unmask] wrote:
<<Could it be that the wren's title in folklore of "Rí na nÉan"
or "The King of All Birds" has venerable credentials? Is it
even possible the tale of how he gained pre-eminence through
trickery goes back to a Common Celtic original? >>
I heard the story in French as a child, where it was supposed to explain the
origin of the name _roitelet_.