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From: Thomas Smith <>
Subject: Re: Bran the Blessed
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 16:57:23 -0800


wrote:
>
> Hi, this is a mythological personage in Celtic
> mythology -- Irish and Welsh. His head was buried
> in London. Associated with the crows who live in
> London Tower -- and prophesies that England will
> not fall to an invader as long as they are there.
>
> The English side of my family claims to be
> Welsh. Around 1830 Ralph Mason married an Elizabeth
> BRAN in Co Durham. I suspect she is the origin
> of the story. At any rate, I'm interested in Bran
> too!
>
> I also like crows in case anyone's intersted. And
> they like me!
>
> Linda Merle

Those are Rooks and Jackdaws, I believe, not Crows. Tom

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