Monday, 17 March 2008

Sain Padraig - Cymro yn Iwerddon

Lest we forget, St Patrick (click on it) was a Welshman who became the patron saint of Ireland. His original given name was Maewyn.
The teaching for which he is best remembered is the use of the shamrock to symbolise the Holy Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit, or the activation of the force of creation through the fusion of the two opposite but complementary principles, which the Chinese call Yin and Yang and the spirit energy known as Chi (ki). The spirit force is now symbolised in Wales by the ubiquitous Red Dragon. Patrick is also reputed to have banned all snakes from Ireland. The leprechauns however were allowed to remain.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been trying to figure you out Alan .... now it's as plain as a pikestaff ... you're a leprechaun