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  1. SJMcKenzie says:

    RE: The fachan as a demonised druid in the Corriugneacht (crane position). I have just finished a post on this exact subject over at my blog

    The post also goes into some detail about the possible origin of the Fachan as a "wild-man" druid such as Suibne Geilt or Lailoken. It also links to a thread on CELT-L in which this was discussed a few years ago.

    My former collaborator Dermot Egan provided me with a nice picture sketch of what a druid in this ‘crane pose’ position might look like, inviting us to imagine how the notion of the Fachan came into being. I’m having trouble with the image sizing here but there’s a nice – large –  version of the image on my blog.



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