Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Manannán Mac Lir Day

This is a re-post. I suppose I could set it to post on March 17th, but I decided to go ahead and post it two days early.

By the way, I think we should smuggle the Snakes back to Ireland. ;)

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Yes, it's Saint Patrick's Day. I myself don't particularly like the day, because Saint Patrick is celebrated for having driven the "snakes" out of Ireland. Oh, and, they're using "snakes" to refer to "Pagans."

Now, not everyone thinks about this as they celebrate St. Pattie's Day, which is why I don't go around angry with everyone. If people want to wear green, drink green beer, dye a river green, talk with fake Irish accents, and so on and so fourth, that's fine with me. I just can't bring myself to join in, because I can't get past what Saint Patrick is all about. Same goes for my my family.

Now, not all Pagans like me on this. I brought up the topic of St. Patties in a Pagan group I'm part of on facebook, and I got the overwhelming response that it's just a day to have fun and wear green, drink green beer, dye a river green, talk with fake Irish accents, and so on and so fourth.

But, I have found evidence that my family and I aren't the only ones who can't get into St. Pattie's Day.

I discovered that Thalia Took, author of Amused Grace blog, is celebrating Manannán Mac Lir Day today. (The picture is one of her's, by the way.) She apparently got the idea from Anne Johnson, author of my favorite blog, The Gods are Bored. Follow the link I've provided to Took's blog if you want a little more info.

I for one think it would be fantastic if people celebratted Manannán Mac Lir Day on March 17th. So, are there any more converts (in addition to me) who are all for this idea? :)

3 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

I'm going to check this out.

By the way, my first thought was "Hm, he looks like Jesus".

rb2011 said...

Wow I had no idea that's what St. Patricks day was really about? Good blog!

Faerie Sage said...

I wanted to drop by your blog and thank you for your comments on my blog, I guess that you are a bit of a fire cracker... so stay away from water-beds! :)
Blessings