Hello, me again, I was perusing the "Suidigud Tellaich Temra" at the fantastic website, www.maryjones.us
, which mentions an old Irish belief that segments of the land were connected to certain roles or concepts, supporting some opinions made in the book "Island of the Setting Sun," such as the High Man. Here's a snippet of "Suidigud Tellaich Temra," were the wise elder Fintan converses with a strange figure:
O Fintan,’ said he, ‘and Ireland, how has it been partitioned, where have things been therein?’
‘Easy to say,’ said Fintan: ‘knowledge in the west, battle in the north, prosperity in the east, music in the south, kingship in the centre [?].‘
‘True indeed, O Fintan,’ said Trefuilngid, ‘thou art an excellent shanachie. It is thus that it has been, and will be for ever,
I'm sure there are more qualified people who could expound on this. Is the text evidence that the Irish people sketched out upon the landscape their version of the order of the universe? Or am I just blurting wild conjectures?
Any reply would be appreciated.