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Three Cranes
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July 5th, 2007

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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


Furious One
Passionate One¹
The Bull

The Willow

The Bill-Hook

The Pruning

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: curiouscurious
Current Music: "Kick It In Second Wind", -JB

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Date:July 5th, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
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?
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Date:July 5th, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC)
I dare say that I may have the best page on Esus out there:


Which is a real shame.
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Date:July 6th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
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.
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Date:July 9th, 2007 06:13 am (UTC)
You do, actually. Its been listed in my yahoo profile 'favourite links' for a few years now.
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Date:July 9th, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)
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.
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Date:July 9th, 2007 06:16 am (UTC)
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 ...

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