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Pangur Bán, the White Cat, and Other Pets in Irish Mythology

I read a post on Facebook yesterday which claimed that animal behaviorists now believe that hugging your pet is harmful for them, as it causes their stress levels to rise. Apparently, they prefer tummy rubs, stroking and treats…. Read More

Cattle Raids and the Mysterious Giant Bull

I am afraid of cows. This is because I was once chased by a stampeding herd of cows who took an instant dislike to the (very small) dog I was walking at the time, even though she was… Read More

The Power of Water in Irish Mythology

It is generally accepted that in ancient times, our ancestors believed one could access the Otherworld via water. It’s understandable; water’s surface acts as a mirror to reflect the sky, mountains, trees all around them. It looked the… Read More