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Happy St. Patrick’s Day to ye!

The real St. Patrick: He was born Bristol England, his family connected to the Romans who’d ruled Britain. Lived about 370 to 460 AD. Little concrete is known about him, no one even agrees on his real name. The snakes he drove out were the Druids, pagan Irish priests. Now, go celebrate!

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A Happy St. Patrick’s Day to ye!

I want to salute Nancy Moore, my triple great grandmother, who married Jared Suddeth. (some of my family may know her as Nancy Hinkle, her first husband). She was born in Ireland Xmas Day ca. 1798. (they may come from Ulster, Northern Ireland)

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St. Patrick is famous for driving the snakes out of Ireland–there are no snakes in Ireland. I believe that it refers to him driving the followers of Corra, the Gaelic snake/dragon goddess, out of Ireland.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Some say St. Patrick was born near Cardiff, the capital of Wales, so he might have been Welsh. He wrote of secrets such as one day when he did wrong, but whatever that was, he may have taken his past to the grave. Was he looked upon as the reincarnation of an Irish god such as Lugh, light-bearer?

Some say that leprechauns are the ancient Irish gods, the Tuatha Dé Danann, People of the Goddess Danu—including Brigit, Morrigan, Lugh—so beware of leprechauns!

I want to salute my triple-great grandmother, Nancy Hinkle Suddeth, born in Ireland about 1800.

 

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