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The 3 Daughters of King Coluath O'Hara - Page 24

Hi! How are you?

It's a Friday night and I'm posting. The Democrats put Attorney General Barr on the stand and grilled him. Why? Because the Democrats wanted the Mueller report to be released one little bit at at time and this way the Democrats could coordinate with the media companies, and make it seem like the President is a Big Nasty Man. But instead, the Attorney General released the entire report at once, foiling those plans.

I heard that Kim Foxx, prosecutor for cook county, she got subpoenaed by retired appellate judge, Sheila O’Brien, over Foxx's handling of the Justin Smollet hoaxed crime and blood libel against white people. We'll see what happens with that case. I doubt Foxx will do time unless there's some really good evidence. And even if Foxx does step down or whatever, Foxx can still insist on her own moral rectitude, get a book deal (or whatever), and still get invited to Hollywood parties because she let that asshole Smollett get off. I mean, I'd like to see Smollett go to the pen for several years for what he did, but that seems less likely every day.

I may yet be surprised, though. Crossing my fingers and raising a can of beer to toast blind lady Justice.

Anyway in this weeks' page of fun, the Princess does some more healing. I don't know why the henwife has such a mad-on for the Princess. I mean, the Princess healed both of her daughters, so why is the henwife telling the queen she's gotta do something about it?

The comment the other week, that "henwife" is a synonym for evil witch, makes sense here. I mean, if the henwife was an actual evil witch the story would have said so. But here, the henwife is an agent of change in the story, an older female in the same sense that the witch in Snow White was an agent of change. If the henwife didn't say anything there wouldn't be a story. So there's that to think about.

Okay, see you guys next week! Thanks for coming!

P.S. There's a new Weird Comic story up on the main site about a griffin, come see!

Comic transcript

You're reading a page from a comic book based on the ancient Irish Myth the Three daughters of King Coluath O'hara. The translation and story was from Jeremiah Curtin's book Irish Myths and Fairy Tales but don't go and spoil the comic by reading it. I'll be posting a page a week, and the first page is here. Please let me know in the comments if you want to buy a copy and end the suspense, and if enough people want it then hey I'll publish it. Thanks!

The next day, another daughter of the henwife went to the washer-woman's house to play. She was wretched looking, her head being covered with scabs and sores.

The princess drew the comb three times over the child's head, cured it, and covered it with beautiful golden hair. The little girl ran home and told her mother how the strange woman had drawn the comb over her head, cured it, and given her beautiful golden hair. And I will mention this, how strange and wonderful such a power might have seemed to our ancestors of 1,000 years ago who listened to this tale over a campfire. Curing a head full of sores. Also, there's an interpretation there too, with the hair being a symbol of ideas, that the princess is clearing out her own head of bad, outdated, unhealthy ideas. Gold has the symbolism it usually does - eternity, the immortal, the sacred.

The henwife hurried off to the queen and said "That strange woman has a comb with winderful power to cure, and give golden hair. And she'll take your husband from you unless you banish her or take her life."

The queen sent word to the Princess that unless she gave up the comb, she would have her life. The Princess returned as answer that she would give up the comb if she might pass one night with the Queen's husband. Princess vs. Queen, young vs. old. This story has many dimensions.

The queen was willing, and gave her husband a draught as before. When the Princess came, he was fast asleep, and did not waken till after she had gone in the morning.

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