Aha an Ale drinker... sure there are many fine establishments specialising in serving up a range of those, and the occasional festival of real ale, can't promise you that one though dawgI'll remember about that invitation. And if you can bring me to a place where they serve Cant Dog, I'm all yours.
Thanks for this mate, its really excellent. Even in an unfamiliar language I swear I can detect a rhythmic chant to those words, its not at all hard to imagine them having power."Muma Mumelor, Muma Padurilor, Sa te aud din asta noapte Cu vacile zbierând, Cu porcii grohaind, Cu câinii latrând, Cu lupii urlând ..."
(Trans=Mother of Mothers,Mother of the Forest,Let me hear you from this night on,Yelling with the cows,Squealing with the pigs,Barking with the dogs,Howling with the wolves...)
Must admit I've been wondering what the Harpys are doing with Johnnys voice in the first place. Can they even use bottles? I thought it was all crystals & dreams for those screeching viragos. :detective:...not say more then three words because if the Baba would hear the forth she would take their voices.
Well, there is a moment, when Geralt's medalion is destroyed and he claims that he is no longer a witcher. Earlier he becomes knighted (like Percival?). Geralt is son of a sorceress, like Galahad. And maybe I'm going too far, but Geralt's love for Yennefer is difficult, as Percival's love for Guinevre. And Geralt finds Ciri in a castle.So whos Galahad / Percival (although exact correlation for these characters is unnecessary)
I think this is quite well understoodlove for Yennefer is difficult
I'll go even further.The Witchers impotence* is permanent though right? Not fundamentally tied to his profession... I mean he can't just change jobs & be potent again? I've always understood the successful quester to be more than a messenger boy, if you get my meaning
Rememer about Vilgefortz. He is wounded (the eye). He is the keeper of the Grail and the owner of the castle.Is Auberon impotent, or *cough* limping? [...] Emhyr have kids? Could Nilfgaard be thought of as sourland?
I don't know if this is an element, but the politics of the era are often reflected in its art, and if Flanders was anything like here Primogeniture was resisted by many (in fact here it never happened). Here the system was Tanistry, and it was inextricably linked to the surviving Tripartite caste system still in use by the Gaels. By then it had evolved somewhat from the basic Priest / Warrior / Worker to Priest / Warrior / Bard (that change appears to have happened 575AD because nearly the third of the men of Ireland followed the bardic profession and were becoming a nuisance, apparently).In the feudal law of England, France, Germany, and other European countries, the right of primogeniture was established in the 11th to 13th centuries in order to avoid the division of real estate.
Just as Bishops, Priests & Monks replaced the Druids at the various levels in the Gaelic system, so the Bards appear to have replaced - and seemingly subsumed, or if the "third of the men" above can be taken literally, been transformed from - the Workers. That 3rd position in the legal system was definitely occupied prior to the Bards, and its not only representing the castes at the various levels of chiefs that the number three applies, it's a regular motif. I wonder if de Troyes was familiar with something similar? But its hard for me not to think he was aware of Irelands legends.it followed that the king of Ireland and every provincial king and every lord of a cantred had a special ollamh, and that each of these ollamhs had free land from his own lord, and, moreover, the lands and worldly possessions of each of these ollamhs enjoyed general exemption and sanctuary from the men of Ireland. It was also ordained that a common estate should be set apart for the ollamhs where they could give public instruction after the manner of a University, such as Raith Cheannait and Masruidhe Mhuighe Sleacht, in Breithfne, where they gave free instruction in the sciences to the men of Ireland, as many as desired to become learned in seanchus and in the other sciences that were in vogue in Ireland at that time.
So, I think it's correct to view this origin of the Grail myth through a Gaelic Celt prism, and since they held on so dearly to the Trifunctional hypothesis, that must be considered relevant too, imho.“Go now to thy brothers,” she said, “and take water with thee, and the kingship and the domination will for ever abide with thee and thy children
Returning to beginning, have a ponder on this: Trifunctional aspects of Ciri?I read a very interesting paper (in Polish) which argues that Ciri is a figure of the Grail:
There is many more.