minstrel: Re: King Arthur search

mn13189 at WCUVAX1.WCU.EDU mn13189 at WCUVAX1.WCU.EDU
Thu Feb 27 10:27:13 PST 1997


On Thu, 27 Feb 1997, Brett and Karen Williams wrote:
> The 'undated' Gaelic tale of "The Hoodie" reverses the genders by
> offering the choice of man by day, hoodie by night OR hoodie by day, man
> by night to his wife, the youngest of three farmer's daughters.
> Campbell, Popular Tales of the West Highlands.  Beast by day or night is
> a popular folk motif; it's in Hrolfr Kraki's Saga.

For those not in the know ;), a "hoodie" is a rather large, black,
crow-like bird that has long been a symbol of death and doom in the
Highlands of Scotland.
Aye,
Eogan


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