Re: [Julian-May-discuss] Re: question about Aiken?
- ...try Machiavello, "the Prince"........
sepiternity <sepiternity@...> wrote:
Ciamar a tha sibh tha mi à Alba! A bheil thu ga mo thuigsinn?
I'm no sure if this will help but....
When I was growing up we used to have a nursery song called "Aiken
Drum" which said he came from the moon. Now, me memory is a wee
bitty vague on this but I remember he had a coat made out o' good
roast beef and tousers made out o' haggis skins.
No doubt another one of Ms May's collective unconsious archetypes.
Now - this is where it gets a bit ropey. I also remember a fairy
tale when I used to work in the Machars of Galloway in SW Scotland
(they filmed the Wicker Man their, shallow genitic pool, load o' peat
bogs, moon-faced kids, etc) and there was this wee boogle called
Aiken Drum. I suppose you describe it as naughty pixie or elf - a
However - this area of Scotland is pictish - not celtic and most of
the mythology has a much more darker, more primitive feel to it than
the cutesy-pie english romanticism of Celtic culture.
As to the MacGregors - well, that bog-trotting lot came fae further
As to the Italian connection - I have a guess about who that
politician was but maybe someone can enlighten me?
--- In Julian-Mayfirstname.lastname@example.org, "PD Whitener"
> --- In Julian-Mayemail@example.com, Cleomadjai
> <cleomadjai@y...> wrote:
> > I can't remember it ever being mentioned - only that MacGregor,
> er, banked sperm.
> The emphasis on MacGregor is also the best clue to the problem of
> Duncan: However quirky, he is the knight/champion (or guardian
> if you will) of the clan, useful at key moments to both Aiken and
> number of those who serve his purposes.
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