Author:Bill Mag Fhloinn


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Blood Rite: The Feast of St. Martin in Ireland (Folklore Fellows Communications 310)

By: Bill Mag Fhloinn

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Helsinki, Finland, Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia/Bookstore Tiedekirja: 2016

Seller ID: 113806

ISBN: 9514111214

Condition: New

The custom of sacrificing animals on St. Martin’s Eve (November 10), or ‘spilling blood for St. Martin’, was known in a large part of Ireland until recently. This ritual offering has played an important role in the religious calendar of Christian communities in Western Europe for many centuries. Numerous authors over the last two hundred years have explored ideas about ancient pagan survivals being involved in the festival. Billy Mag Fhloinn addresses this situation, offering both an account and an analysis of the folk manifestation of the cult of St. Martin in the 19th and 20th centurie... View more info