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Math Mathonwy?
« on: June 21, 2015, 07:31:02 am »
I'm just curious about why Math Mathonwy needed to rest his feet in the lap of a virgin or he'd die.  What would inspire that tale or what is it a metaphor for?

Anyone know? :confused:
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Re: Math Mathonwy?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2015, 08:42:16 am »
Quote from: Pix;176322
I'm just curious about why Math Mathonwy needed to rest his feet in the lap of a virgin or he'd die.  What would inspire that tale or what is it a metaphor for?

Anyone know? :confused:


It's most likely a Celtic thing in which the footholder represents the Sovereignty and the king has to follow certain taboos to retain the right to rule.

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