> this is why my reading glasses hang around my neck at the end of a very
> pretty multicolored bead chain; it's the only way!
My daughter is prone to mercilessly teasing me about my need for such things.
On my last (non age gag) birthday card she wrote: "You won't be able to
prevent many of the old man jokes I'm already thinking of using next year".
Btw, the discussion on the other list contained thoughts about the apparent
discrepancy over the account that souls went from one body to another after
death compared with evidence of burials with weapons etc. Presumaby for an
after life. Ideas included that only the elite (or those that had received
Druidical training -- died in battle etc.) went on to the Otherworld, while
those who did not came back here. I wondered if there was a cycle where a
warrior, taking his weapons with him, might also die in the Otherworld and
then come back here to start the cycle all over again. The latter would
combine both ideas, and would explain the use of such names as Dubnouellaunos
(using the earlier "the deep" translation of dubno or dumno instead of the
later "world". The former translation has been again emphasized by Xavier
Delamarre I believe". The iconography that includes forms of triple spirals
or interlocked S shapes seems to point to a continous process and this would
align the idea with cosmological cycles. This concept would have vanished in
the Roman period of course.
Celtic Coin Index Online
"Celtic Improvisations -- An Art Historical Analysis of Coriosolite