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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 

In Late Breaking News....

Turns out there really was a Celtic pagan celebration known as Bomis. Here's more:

There is an ancient pagan/celtic irish holiday called Bómis, which was a tribute to the supreme god in the Irish pantheon, The Dagda. It was celebrated on the last full moon before the summer solstice. They would sacrifice a convicted criminal (preferably a murderer, but oath-breakers would do, in a pinch) by boiling him in a huge cauldron after first incapacitating him with large quantities of mead; the sacrificial victim was guaranteed a clean slate in the afterlife, so he usually didn't protest much. The flesh of the victim was fed to pigs (usually associated with The Dagda), and his rendered fat was made into a candle which was lit each day leading up to the summer solstice. On the summer solstice, the pigs that ate the sacrificial victim were ritually slaughtered, and the town would have a feast.

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Heh. Trolled.

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