On 2/24/96 Mic Duggan wrote:
>Do birthmarks have especial significance in Irish culture?
I do not know if an individual birthmark would hold a specific meaning in
Irish culture due to divination by the local Druid (or later by the local
priest). In ancient Irish culture the king had to be without "blemish" so a
birthmark would rule out an individual's acceptance by the tuath as king. I
am not aware of any other signifigance but then my family has been away from
Ireland since the 1800's and my knowledge is limited.
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