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« Reply #6: November 28, 2009, 05:43:22 am »

this is rather off topic, but for once i have a native that will answer my questions but really, i only have one.
at a different website i was informed that somewhere in the body of remaining literature there is a reference about the gods swearing to only answer and have a relationship with the Irish. have you heard of this caveat, or was the individual incorrect? i have asked other people on this site, and the consensus seems to be that he's wrong, but i would like your opinion if you care to give it  Smiley

I dont know about it being around in the lit but in folklore there are things that might imply something similar. For example, only an O or a Mac can see the Banshee because our culture was oppressed O and Mac highlighted you as lower class so lots of people dropped them from their names indicating they left their culture behind. So the banshee only coming to people who have that O or Mac could mean they only value members of the Irish Culture. You can expand that from the banshee to deities because the banshee is a continuation of the sovereign land goddess.

Theres another story with the Fairys. If you come across them at night you wont be able to understand them unless you speak Irish. Rather then that being a literal language of the gods it could be an indication that fairys require people to be members of the culture that the language represents. Fairys can be linked to deities by the number of deities listed as Fairies like Aibhel, Áine etc...

There are also the fact that most deities dont travel, regional ones associated with rivers and mountains or ones associated with a specific tribe/kin group/family make up the majority of the deities in the mythology. Those guys and girls dont pass geographical and political boundries within Ireland and them suddenly changing a millennium of behavior and moving across vast bodies of water is breaking with tradition and more modernly favoured evidence.

There could be something in the lit. that says it but in general Id say the opinion youre coming across is an expression of how protective Irish people are of their native culture. Here being born in Ireland doesnt make you Irish you have to work hard to become a part of the culture before you can make that claim. To outsiders Americans, Canadians, British people etc... claiming to be Irish because their grandparents came from here looks like they are taking Irish Culture too lightly to be respectfull. Ive lived in North America so I know its a cultural issue and I dont think that anymore, but I used to.

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