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Subject: Re: burning question
From: Dennis King <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scholars and students of Old Irish <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 29 Aug 2009 09:48:28 -0700
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Judyta Aleksandra Szacillo wrote:

> ...  that the chariots appear here and there in the early  
> hagiographical sources, and mostly in the context of miracles like:
> - driving a chariot that lost a wheel/axle (St Brigit, Vita Prima,  
> mid-seventh or late eighth century; St ed, Latin Life from Cod.  
> Salmanticensis, eighth century)
> - miraculous transportation of a chariot above bogs/woods/hills (St  
> ed, Latin Life from Cod. Salmanticensis, eighth century; St  
> Carthach, much later: Latin Life, probably eleventh or twelfth  
> century)

And not to forget C Chulainn's "siaburcharpat" or "phantom chariot",  
in which the deceased hero, magically rousted from his grave by St.  
Patrick, visits King Loegaire, to persuade him to accept the teachings  
of Patrick.

Dennis

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