[Loch-Ruadh] Word of the Day, April 5

Cait O'Hara lady_cait at lycos.com
Sat Apr 6 05:38:29 PST 2002


Jackets woven of water-snake [eel] skins … were much in vogue among crusading servants of Satan, and are yet remembered by the name of warlock feckets…. The brave persecutor Claverhouse, in a lead-proof jacket … rode through the hail of bullets unhurt but, at length, his charmed fecket could not resist a silver sixpence from the mouth of a Cameronian’s fusee.
-- R.H. Cromek’s Nithsdale Song, 1810

Witches’ Sabbath
For many years, Scottish witches have held their annual convention on the first Friday in April.  Friday was undoubtedly chosen because in pagan Nordic cultures, the ancient fertility goddess Frigga was, with the advent of Christianity, branded a witch and removed from local pantheons.  In revenge, it was believed, she conjured up bad luck for mortals on Fridays, the day named for her.

Never meddle in the affairs of dragons;
For you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
-- Acacia

See Dave Matthews Band live or win a signed guitar

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