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    Leprechauns, Pechs, Picts and Lost Races

    http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.c...ost-races.html
    I had to pick a good one for my first post here

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    Potoooooooo is in the house and pseudoscience is saved!

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    a little known documentary on the subject
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoV9...O1WQAjBYuPvaX_

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    Modern day Pict Shaman celebrating the summer solstice at Stonehenge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potoooooooo View Post
    Modern day Pict Shaman celebrating the summer solstice at Stonehenge
    Only he's probably not a real Pict. And he's probably not a real shaman. And Stonehenge is definitely not a real henge. Apart from that, fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C_Mucius_Scaevola View Post
    And Stonehenge is definitely not a real henge. Apart from that, fine.
    What ever could you mean ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Learner View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by C_Mucius_Scaevola View Post
    And Stonehenge is definitely not a real henge. Apart from that, fine.
    What ever could you mean ?
    It means C doesn't want to henge their bets...

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    I mean that, although the term "henge" is derived from the name "Stonehenge", Stonehenge doesn't actually fit the criteria of a true henge.

    Quote Originally Posted by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henge
    Etymology

    The word henge is a backformation from Stonehenge, the famous monument in Wiltshire.[4] Stonehenge is not a true henge as its ditch runs outside its bank, although there is a small extant external bank as well. The term was first coined in 1932 by Thomas Kendrick, who later became the Keeper of British Antiquities at the British Museum.[5][6]
    There's another definition, which was cited once on QI, by which all true henges are constructed from wood. Again, Stonehenge fails this test.

    Now ask me why he's not really a Pict.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C_Mucius_Scaevola View Post
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    Modern day Pict Shaman celebrating the summer solstice at Stonehenge
    Only he's probably not a real Pict. And he's probably not a real shaman. And Stonehenge is definitely not a real henge. Apart from that, fine.
    Perhaps one of Robert E Howard's Picts

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    I find the article a bit odd. The Picts, on all the evidence, were just ordinary British people who spoke a slightly archaic dialect of British, and the Cymry are simply the British 'fellow-countrymen' who didn't choose to accept rule by the invading German minority, and is our word for 'Welsh' people. What it has to do with the Irish, God knows. In British ('Welsh' folk-lore) the tylwyth teg, the 'fair family' were only a bit smaller than normal people, but lived in a timeless world, which could get you very muddled if you wandered into it. They would also, if in a good mood, clean up farmhouse kitchens in return for a little food. I think they were more likely to be just an (other-dimensional?) alternative universe than an earlier people. Ice ages are not kind to early people, and the British arrived with the end of the last one.

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