At 07:30 AM 5/21/99 , Shae wrote:
>> What of 'potions', 'spells', 'doom', 'fate', hell?
>All cultures, including the Irish Celts, used 'potions' and 'spells'
>and still do. If by 'doom' and 'fate' you mean predestination, then
>the answer is probably 'yes.' For example, Cu Chulainn deliberately
>chose a short but glorious life, and many heroes in the sagas had
But Cu Chulainn *deliberately_chose*. Sounds like Free Will to me. :)
>> What of curses?
>No examples come to mind but maybe somebody else can think of some.
The Curse of Macha on the Men of Ulster, for one.