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« on: November 03, 2005, 06:00:51 PM »
he supposed to be the celts version of the grim reaper. anyone wanna give me their oppinion?
" 'tis now the witching time of night,
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2005, 06:10:44 PM »
He's more French-celtic than Gaelic/British Celtic. He's supposed to ride around the countryside during the night on a cart pulled by four black horses, with two skeleton helpers who throw the souls of the recently dead into the cart. As time wore on, he was "downgraded" in myth a little, and is now thought of as a ghost that guards cemeteries.

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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2005, 06:26:22 PM »
I swear to god, all that is holy to anyone and on my life i have seen the ankou.
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when churchyards yawn and hell itself breaths out contagion to this world,
now, could I drink hot blood, and do such bitter business as the day would quake to look on."
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2005, 06:28:59 PM »
What happened??

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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2005, 06:46:42 PM »
my great grandma died. I was in the room with her.
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now, could I drink hot blood, and do such bitter business as the day would quake to look on."
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2005, 06:50:05 PM »
*blink blink*
Weirdness. Did it see you or talk to you?
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2005, 06:53:11 PM »
no, apearantly he doesn't care much for the living. just the dead. I couldn't see his face because it was shadowed. bythe way my family is scottish, irshs mix on my moms side(my reat grand ma was her grandma.)
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2005, 06:56:40 PM »
So Ill eventually see it in death or do you have to believe in him and be Irish?
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2005, 06:58:25 PM »
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So Ill eventually see it in death or do you have to believe in him and be Irish?
I don't know. i guess if he's "available" at your death you'll see him i guess. i don't know for sure.
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2005, 07:00:01 PM »
Is there anywhere special he takes you or do you go to a diffrent kind of hell/heaven? (both containing mass amounts of alchol and irish songs.)
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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2005, 07:03:26 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2005, 07:05:37 PM »
i guess he takes you to hte land of the dead. i don't know much about him. just some stories my grandpa told me. mainly about ancestors trying to cheat the ankou of their souls. very funny stories actually.
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« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2005, 07:09:45 PM »
Thats a very interesting and chilling story DV, yeet it seems so right. I may have to read more into this person.
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