David Dalton

2014-05-23 06:09:09 UTC

I take the fact that Cu Chulainn spent seven years as hound

to the smith, and that there is the line "I am a stag of

seven tines" in The Song of Amergin to mean that Amergin

had seven years of low years.

But was it exactly seven years or a bit more?

Once again I speculate that the pairs of birds

in the story of the conception and birth of Cu Chulainn

represent lunar months (one bird in a pair is the

waning crescent and one is the waxing crescent).

In that story there are 9 score birds and three

birds separated themselves from them and

went before them as far as the Brugh of the Boyne.

The 9 score birds represent 90 lunar months and

the three birds 1.5 lunar months. I'm not

sure if the 1.5 is to be subtracted or added

to the 90, so let me say that the number of

lunar months could range between 88.5 and 91.5.

In my case I have expected my low years to end

seven years plus an eleven year sunspot cycle

after they started, but I am now approaching

18 years plus four lunar months after they

started.

If it is 88.5--91.5 lunar months plus an

eleven year sunspot cycle, when would that be?

There are about 136 lunar months in 11 years

so it would be 224.5--227.5 lunar months.

There are 235 lunar months in 19 years so

the 224.5--227.5 lunar months would be

19 years minus 7.5--10.5 lunar months,

which wouldn't be far off from

18 years plus 1.5--4.5 lunar months.

So I have passed the lower range and am

now approaching the upper range.

For the story I have referred to Anne Ross's

book Pagan Celtic Britain, 1992 edition,

pages 306--307.

to the smith, and that there is the line "I am a stag of

seven tines" in The Song of Amergin to mean that Amergin

had seven years of low years.

But was it exactly seven years or a bit more?

Once again I speculate that the pairs of birds

in the story of the conception and birth of Cu Chulainn

represent lunar months (one bird in a pair is the

waning crescent and one is the waxing crescent).

In that story there are 9 score birds and three

birds separated themselves from them and

went before them as far as the Brugh of the Boyne.

The 9 score birds represent 90 lunar months and

the three birds 1.5 lunar months. I'm not

sure if the 1.5 is to be subtracted or added

to the 90, so let me say that the number of

lunar months could range between 88.5 and 91.5.

In my case I have expected my low years to end

seven years plus an eleven year sunspot cycle

after they started, but I am now approaching

18 years plus four lunar months after they

started.

If it is 88.5--91.5 lunar months plus an

eleven year sunspot cycle, when would that be?

There are about 136 lunar months in 11 years

so it would be 224.5--227.5 lunar months.

There are 235 lunar months in 19 years so

the 224.5--227.5 lunar months would be

19 years minus 7.5--10.5 lunar months,

which wouldn't be far off from

18 years plus 1.5--4.5 lunar months.

So I have passed the lower range and am

now approaching the upper range.

For the story I have referred to Anne Ross's

book Pagan Celtic Britain, 1992 edition,

pages 306--307.

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"This could be the final breath/This is life and death/

This is hard rock and water/Out here between wind and flame/

Between tears and elation/Lies a secret nation" (Ron Hynes)

David Dalton ***@nfld.com http://www.nfld.com/~dalton (home page)

http://www.nfld.com/~dalton/dtales.html Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page)

"This could be the final breath/This is life and death/

This is hard rock and water/Out here between wind and flame/

Between tears and elation/Lies a secret nation" (Ron Hynes)