Re: WIDDERSHINS, (was: nothing to write..)
- Subject: [iris-photos] Re: WIDDERSHINS, (was: nothing to write..)
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 23:05:52 -0000
--- In iris-photos@y..., "merle & linda roberts" <irisbuff@t...>
"Sorry if I offended anyone with my iris named WIDDERSHINS."
Merle, I am astounded the name offended anyone. "Widdershins" is
simply a word of Germanic origin from roots that mean "travel"
and "back[wards]", i.e., contrary. It means, in English "in a left-
handed, wrong, or contrary direction : COUNTERCLOCKWISE" per Webster.
In Liturgical work (ceremonies of Church, etc.,) rituals of *making*
proceed in a clockwise direction. Undoing, or unmaking, go
counterclockwise. The pagans only imitate legitimate and deeply
historic Christian practice.
Neil Mogensen Aone 6b/7a near Asheville, NC
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