Ahh, Pamela...still up to stirring up trouble and general mischief- making
when she suspects the ClanIsh is finally getting along....reference: giving
away my favors without my consent, even as you suggest my mails are being
Please understand a few major points about the concept of a Sovereignty
The WOMAN (s.g.) chooses the man and rejects rival suitors...not the way you
suggested to the list ie "Do we have anyone vying for that position?"
The hag aspect of the s.g. concept that you reference in " a truly ugly
incarnation most of the time until you sleep with...." is normally that of
one-way non-recognition (vestigially shabby clothes or a paradoxical name).
WBYeats develops this concept nicely in one of his verse plays- Kathleen ni
And lastly, when the woman who is to become the sg finally does choose her
suitor, she does so by offering him a libation in a precious goblet/ or she
can slip a mickey to her forced husband/unking. (reference Medb and Aillil:
the name Medb signifies 'she who intoxicates')
...incidenatlly, all of this sg discussion is making my mate of the last two
decades a tad nervous. As to your suggestion "don't worry about the women
needing bronze shields..." my suggestion was for the laddies. Please reread
original post. Everyone is well aware of the Roman accounts of Celtic women
as being FAR more formidable than their menfolk anyway!
Hope this clarifies.
Who can't help but notice that there's been a recent trend to reply to old
e-mail of 1-2 weeks old. Christmas shopping,eh?