Friday, March 15, 2013

Supernatural Friday: Myths of St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is this Sunday. What do you know about it?
You say I will be wearin' o' the green that day because that is right. But once upon a time, did you know blue was the color to wear? Because blue was the color of Ireland's flag. It was changed to green due to the color of Ireland's shamrock, no doubt.
St. Patrick chased the snakes out of Ireland. Except that would be hard, as there never been snakes in Ireland. Spearheaded from England and the Continent thousands of years ago, Ireland emerged from the Ice Age snake-free.
And forget that cute little guy on the Lucky Charms cereal box. Leprechauns are not cute or nice. Like many fairies, They were brutish and nasty, besdies being short too. They were the grumpy, insufferable , alcoholic elves in employ of other fairies. They made shows for the fairies (why they're called cobblers) and guarded their treasure vigorously. Unfortunately to their eternal frustration, their treasure was revealed by rainbows. Next time you watch that horror film, Leprechaun, the actor plays the true fey being.
No matter if myth or truth, enjoy the day and dance a jig. Just don't overdo the green beer and Irish food.


Marva Dasef said...

I don't become Irish on St. Pat's Day. We Vikings attacked the entire British Isles and took over! Mwuhahaha!

Just joking around. I'm Irish because my HS mascot was a leprechaun. Even back then, I knew they were not so cute and cuddly.

Happy Ridding Ireland of Snakes Day this Sunday (even if I happen to like snakes).

Next up? The myth of the shamrock?

I'm enjoying everybody's StP. Day stories. Fun stuff.

Pamela K. Kinney said...

Same to you, Marva.

Janice Seagraves said...

Happy St. Patty's day to you too, Darlin'.

I'm Irish on my dad's side of the family, although there is a Daurghty (pronouced Dourghty) on my mom's side, he was English.


Pamela K. Kinney said...

Happy St. Paddy's to you too, Janice.