Both of these are new to me, but very interesting! Thanks for letting me know!
> Hi, John
> I have just read your interesting message on the
> Meleagre-Diarmait parallels, and the popular verses
> from the Dee vale struck me. I don`t know if the
> following is old information for you but, anyway,
> Are you aware that it was November Eve when Mongfhind,
> the Irish queen and sorceress, killed herself through
> "This was the death of Mongfhind the bean si, the
> otherworld female. Samhain is known to the rabble as
> Mongfhind`s feastday adn women and common people make
> petition to her at Samhain-eve" (from "The Book of the
> Cailleach" by Gearoid O Crualaoich, Cork University
> Press 2003, page 44)
> All this stuff reminds me also of the "Three Ladies"
> that visit every home in New Year`s eve, in France,
> and are regarded as heirs of the Fata or Parcae.
> Again, excuse me if I am just insisting on the
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