July 5th, 2007
|10:12 am - Esus and Three Cranes|
Last night, while listening to some drumming CD's, I started free-writing about Esus and the Three Cranes. I came up with the following random bit of sketching:
|Three Cranes |
|The Bull |
¹ - From Chris Gwinn's derivation from PIE *eis-, which I like, though I think it's a bit fanciful.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: curious
Current Music: "Kick It In Second Wind", -JB
Okay, because I am interested in *everything* (almost true) and I have copious amounts of free time (not true, but it doesn't stop me), how can I find out more about Esus? Mythological sources? Other sources?
I have to agree--there isn't much info about Esus, not even in print, and you seem to have collected it all.
Unless I'm missing some groundbreaking article in a journal somewhere... Which is always *very* possible/probable.
You do, actually. Its been listed in my yahoo profile 'favourite links' for a few years now.
Some deities are only known from stories, when they had ceased to be treated as gods -- thats mythology. There is no Gaulish mythology, at all.
On the other hand we do have statues and dedicatory inscriptions, and temples, and curse formulae or other magical what-nots.
And of course we don't know if he is chopping down the tree, pruning it, pollarding it, collecting leaves, or trying to find out where the birds went to ...