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According to Celtic lore, Samhain is a time when the boundaries between the world of the living and the world of the dead become thinner, allowing spirits and other supernatural entities to pass between the worlds to socialize with humans.
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According to Nora Chadwick, in Celtic Ireland " Beltine ( or Beltaine ) was celebrated on 1 May, a spring-time festival of optimism.
According to Strabo, writing two centuries after the events, rather than being destroyed by the Romans like their Celtic neighbours, " the Boii were merely driven out of the regions they occupied ; and after migrating to the regions round about the Ister, lived with the Taurisci, and carried on war against the Daci until they perished, tribe and all — and thus they left their country, which was a part of Illyria, to their neighbours as a pasture-ground for sheep.
According to John Koch, Cunliffe, Karl, Wodtko and other scholars, Celtic culture may have developed first in far Southern Portugal and Southwestern Spain, approximately 500 years prior to anything recorded in Central Europe.
According to some scholars, All Hallows ' Eve initially incorporated traditions from pagan harvest festivals and festivals honoring the dead, particularly the Celtic Samhain ; other scholars maintain that the feast originated entirely independently of Samhain.
According to research led by the University College London, Anglo-Saxon settlers enjoyed substantial social and economic advantages over Celtic Britons.
According to inscriptions, there was a temple of Jupiter, a temple of Apollo Augustus and an altar to the goddess of horses Epona, who was popular in the Roman military and of Celtic origin.
According to Paul Devereux, the names of various creatures from Celtic folklore, including the Irish, " púca ," Welsh, " pwca " or " pwca ," could be from the same Celtic family as the term " pixies " ( in Cornwall, " Piskies "), however " piskie " could be related to the Swedish word " pyske " meaning " small fairy.
According to Celtic belief wisdom increases with age and dark skinned supernatural beings are often powerful.
According to this line of thinking, representation of Dylan in Welsh literature and in folklore have been used to infer the attributes of his supposed divine ancient Celtic prototype.
According to the fourteenth-century chronicler, John of Fordun, Malcolm III, King of Scotland ( reign 1058 – 93 ) married his second bride, the Anglo-Hungarian princess, Saint Margaret, at the church in Dunfermline between 1068 and 1070 ; the ceremony was performed by Forhad, the last Celtic bishop of St Andrews.
According to the most common interpretation the name Isar is a construction of the Celtic words ys ( fast, torrential ) and ura ( water, river ).
According to the Opies, Jack's magical accessories – the cap of knowledge, the cloak of invisibility, the magic sword, and the shoes of swiftness – could have been borrowed from the tale of Tom Thumb or from Norse mythology, however older analogues in British Celtic lore such as Y Mabinogi and the tales of Gwyn Ap Nudd, cognate with the Irish Fionn Mac Cumhaill, suggest that these represent attributes of the earlier Celtic gods such as the shoes associated with triple-headed Lugus ; Welsh Lleu Llaw Gyffes of the Fourth Branch, Arthur's invincible sword Caledfwlch and his Mantle of Invisibility Gwenn one of the Thirteen Treasures of Britain mentioned in two of the branches ; or the similar cloak of Caswallawn in the Second Branch.
According to the Italian linguist Giacomo Devoto, there are still a number of Celtic substrata in the Romagnolo dialect.
According to a lengthy scientific study by the RSPB, ' Celtic ' crossbills differ in bill size from other crossbill species found in Great Britain, and they have also been found to have a distinct Scottish accent or call, thought to be the method used by the birds to make sure they only attract and pair with potential mates of the same race.
According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, the ' Saxon ' Cenwalh achieved a breakthrough against the British Celtic tribes, with victories at Bradford on Avon ( in the Avon Gap in the Wansdyke ) in 652 AD,
According to the definitions of the International Hydrographic Organization the island lies outside the English Channel and is in the Celtic Sea.
According to one account of the Celtic pagan tradition of the festival of Imbolc, cold ashes from the fireplace should be spread on the hearth.
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According to Viking lore, Canute the Great used 1, 400 in Norway in 1028, and William the Conqueror used about 600 for the invasion of Britain in 1066 in the post Viking period.
According to Irish lore, the Mooney family comes from one of the largest and most noble Irish lines.
In his book " The Meaning of Trees: botany, history, healing, lore " Fred Hageneder writes on page 149, " According to Breton legend, the legendary wise man Merlin climbed the Pine of Barenton ( from bel nemeton, " Sacred Grove of Bel "), just as shamans climb the World Tree.
According to official Residents lore, there was internal turmoil which resulted in a large, " embarrassing " food fight ; they decided to resolve this tension in 1974 by recording what would later become Not Available – representative of N. Senada's Theory of Obscurity taken to its logical conclusion.
According to Tom Jr .: This anecdote never made it into IBM lore, which is too bad, because it would have helped explain Father to the tens of thousands of people who had to follow his rules.
According to Armenian lore, there are women who, in consequence of deadly sins, are condemned to spend seven years in wolf form.
According to apocryphal lore, língchí began when the torturer, wielding an extremely sharp knife, began by putting out the eyes, rendering the condemned incapable of seeing the remainder of the torture and, presumably, adding considerably to the psychological terror of the procedure.
According to Factory lore, Warhol, whose films were often shut down by the police for obscenity, thought the script was so pornographic that it must have been a police trap.
According to popular film lore, Shearer was originally never in the running for the lead role in The Divorcee because it was believed that she didn't have enough sex appeal ; it was only after Shearer arranged a special photo session with studio portrait photographer George Hurrell and her husband saw the result, that he relented and gave her the role.
According to Church lore, " Bob " travelled to Malaysia and founded a secret enclave there, called Dobbstown, where he often stays when he is not travelling.
" According to local lore, the first sustained flight did not occur in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, but just outside Tokio ( a small community in McLennan County ) by a man flying a gyrocopter.
According to local lore, the town was originally known as " Shakerag ," from the rag would-be passengers would wave to stop trains passing through.
According to local lore, he erected a sign over the entrance of the tavern depicting the rays of the sun at dawn and the words " The Rising Sun ".
According to lore, the overflow of water from the railway's water tank fertilized a patch of clover, and the stop was called " the clover patch.
According to town lore, the name Du Pre came from the postmaster of the nearby Mountain City, W. W. Haupt, who pleaded with railroad officials, “ Do, pray, give us a depot .”
According to historical lore, Bunton ’ s smooth-talking wife, Mary Howell Bunton, convinced their captors that they were American citizens legally entering Texas under the colonization law granted by Mexico to Stephen F. Austin.
According to one, the big Swedish and German boys of Hutto were playing their smaller foes in football, and the visiting coach exclaimed “ We can ’ t beat those boys, they ’ re big as hippos !” Another story, also based on gridiron lore, is that the Hutto football team in the early twenties had no real jerseys and used feed sacks as their uniforms.
According to lore, it was after his parents, who had been childless for many years, prayed at the Vadakkunnathan temple, Thrissur that Sankara was born under the star Thiruvathiralike Sambandar with whom he has a lot of commonalities and whom he praises in his hymns.
According to lore, among the treasures of the Greek church entrusted to Lawrence for safe-keeping was the Holy Chalice, the cup from which Jesus and the Apostles drank at the Last Supper.
According to local lore, it was cast in Ceylon ( now Sri Lanka ) sometime between the 1st and 9th century.
According to family lore, the Addington family of Virginia is descended from former British prime minister Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth.