Patterns (was Re: Wilkins' Tooth (was Re: Introductions))

Robyn Starkey rohina at
Thu Jun 26 18:21:05 EDT 2003

>I was told that "Three the Rivals" meant the Trinity, but never
>understood why rivals. And so many things come in threes - Maiden,
>Mother, Crone, as we discussed a while back re F&H, for instance.

I think it possibly carries both these allusions. To me it is clearly a 
pagan symbolism song that has many verses replaced with Christian 
symbolism, a palimpsest that is a metaphor for the whole Christian tradition.

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