User talk:Smerdis of Tlön

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Doing Some Research[edit]

You seem to have written quite a bit about folklore here. Can you please provide me with any information about Celtic depictions of the Fair Folk? Also, is the whole Seelie/Unseelie Court thing fakelore? RoninMacbeth (talk) 05:03, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

Best resources I know for studying fairies are books by Katharine Briggs, esp. The Fairies in Tradition and Literature (1967) and An Encyclopedia of Fairies (1976). Ronald Hutton's recent The Witch (2017) also contains a helpful chapter on Celtic fairy lore as it had an impact on witch trials. The seelie and unseelie courts were mentioned in contemporary literary sources. But since the fairies were reckoned by believers as a malign host that needed appeasing, calling them seelie may have been out of fear or propitiation. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 05:14, 4 February 2018 (UTC)


I'm restarting the page (still in progress). Want to add anything? RoninMacbeth (talk) 19:53, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

Currently in hospital and handicapped; no use of right arm. Was unable to login until found a wkaround for inability to type umlaut. Looks like a reasonable start. Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 23:50, 24 March 2018 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Well, best wishes! RoninMacbeth (talk) 14:59, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

Awesome Award[edit]

A close up of an awesome, amazing goat's face.

Awesome Award


Smerdis of Tlön

Reason: being awesome

For well researched contributions to articles.—ClickerClock (talk) 07:10, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

Nominated for RMF Board[edit]

You've been nominated to the RationalMedia Foundation election. Please accept or decline; if you accept, you may wish to campaign. Mʀ. Wʜɪsᴋᴇʀs, Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 06:54, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Celtic Hypothesis[edit]

I read recently that the "Anglo-Saxons" of Heptarchy England are in fact part-Celtic Briton, and that Cerdic himself was probably Celtic. What do you think of this hypothesis? RoninMacbeth (talk) 21:45, 11 September 2018 (UTC)