Re: Demeter and Persephone

From: John Croft
Message: 4498
Date: 2000-10-25

João wrote:
> These two legends have the trait of a man with magic hair, like
> Pterelaos and Nisos. A man (whose life force is in hair) was
betrayed by his
> lover and his hair is cut.

Chris can correct me but there is much play in the Celtic cultures
about the washing and braiding of hair prior to battle. It is (I
believe) also mentioned by Caesar in Gaul and I believe in Greek
sources about the Keltoi.