Today for breakfast I had Post Toaties...and a shot and a beer. ;)
Everyone is invited to my house for breakfast tomorrow.
I'm curious about the theme of "exile" in Celtic folklore. I'm looking for
instances where druids or kings were exiled. Off the top of my head I can
think of only one case and that is Merlin. I seem to remember stories where
kings were exiled and to go back they had to find a particular item and give it
to someone. This may be more of a "quest" motif, though. By "exile" I mean
"self-exile." I'm trying to tie this in with missionary zeal in the early
Irish Church. Comments?
And now for something completely different....
I came across a textbook the other day, _Medieval Western Civilization and the
Byzantine and Islamic Worlds_ by Deno J. Geanakoplos. In it there is a map of
Europe, c.520. England has the words "Angles" and "Saxons" on it. Scotland
has the word "Alba" on it. But Ireland has the word "Scots" on it! *GASP!*
Life is hard, then you nap.