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  • An Fhuiseog
    replied to Suggested resources for mythology
    Very interesting, that element of Fios/Feasa is totally gone then, really it'd now be a word associated with a fortune teller, like with Tarot. File now just means "poet" with no nuance beyond its English equivalent and Bard is no longer a word.

    I think the Filid had already separated into judges, historians and poets (although still with mystic elements) by the historical Old Irish period (~ 700 AD)....
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  • An Fhuiseog
    replied to Suggested resources for mythology
    A small thing I'm not sure if this comes from Victorian early attempts at translation or if it was the meaning in old Irish (Watcher?), but in modern Irish Fios/Feasa means "Occult knowledge", so it would be the "salmon of occult wisdom" or "salmon of mystic insight", implying Fionn gained little factual knowledge/learning from the salmon and more prophetic perception. That's how it's been interpreted for the last few hundred years at least.

    You'll also see his name as Fionn or Finn, both are fine in English (but play different grammatical functions in...
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  • An Fhuiseog
    replied to Other Pantheon Names
    I don't know if Old Irish is like Modern Irish in this regard, but for some of the Pantheons either Lucht or MuĂ­ntir might be more appropriate than Tuatha. In Modern Irish there is only words for the Greco-Roman gods....
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  • Not saying they are a pointless waste, what is being said is they are not a diagnostic tool for mental health. Somebody who connects them to deeper issues in their own psyche has no scientific reason for doing so (as Isator Levi said, it's purely from general culture perpetuating the idea) and is worrying themselves unnecessarily....
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  • Definitely understand that, if there is an existing issue with your parents. However it could still be a complete coincidence. In addition you could have a very violent dream about somebody you just moderately don't like, just because that's how the unconscious mind happened to process the dislike that night.
    The point being dreams are so unreliable in the relation to the actual conscious mind that there's no hard scientific evidence that they are a diagnostic tool of mental issues.

    The idea that dreams provide a window into the unconscious mind and suppressed issues is just...
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    Last edited by An Fhuiseog; 09-22-2017, 03:27 AM.

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