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Old 11-10-2017, 12:29 AM   #1
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Celtic Roots and Infrastucture in Book I

The latest essay in Ms. Seth's series about Tom Bombadil starts to tie-in Celtic and Christian folklore. The connection of Lugh to St. Michael is discussed along with other Celtic gods including the Welsh 'Lleu' and the Gaulish 'Esus'.

One of the more interesting matters brought up is Welsh fairy lore and how possibly there is a reflection of it in Bombadil's seeming aversion to 'iron'. Perhaps even more intriguing is how Goldberry is meshed in via Welsh lake maidens and the yellow water-lily.

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