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Gwydion and the Battle of the Trees
One of the common themes in Welsh mythology involves raids into the Underworld. This nether land realm is called by different sources Annwn, Achren, Caer Sidi, or by modern English references: Hades or the Otherworld. The images of the Welsh Underworld were...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
King Arthur and the Cymry Heroes
The Celtic Britons called themselves the Cymry, which meant "fellow countrymen" in their Celtic tongue. Once Roman rule ended in Britain in about 410 A.D., a power vacuum developed, leading to the onslaught of Germanic invasions by Angles and Saxons,...
Saga of Times Past >> Legend and Prehistory
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
St. Patrick
The arrival in Antrim of a young Caledonian slave named Succat would hardly seem worthy of historical note, but that slave became St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland and the person responsible for opening the land to Christianity. Patrick began by converting...
Saga of Times Past >> Legend and Prehistory
After Midnight: A True Ghost Story
The nervous chatter of the tourists echoed through the musty catacombs of the ancient city of Edinburgh. If I lingered behind the crowd, would that improve my chances of seeing a ghost? Or perhaps any spectral visitor would be put off by the unstable energies...
Ghosts >> Ghost Stories
Shapeshifting in Celtic Myth
The theme of shapeshifting is found in Celtic myth regardless of the specific country one invesigates. Thoughout my studies of Celtic lore I have found that there were very specific reasons or circumstances for shapeshifting. These reasons fall into at least...
Saga of Times Past >> Legend and Prehistory
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish

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Pipeline Pigs
and test pipeline pigs that solve multiple pipeline pigging challenges. By focusing on Offshore consistently increases pipeline pig performance and capacity.
Pigs, Wild
D-65. WILD PIGS. Reginald H.
Feral/Wild Pigs:
Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 799. United States Department of Agriculture.
Managing Wild Pigs
Ben C. West. Andrea L.
Field Guide to Heritage Breed Pigs

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Wild pitch produces 'Pigs' winining run
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For four years Rich Thompson has found a way to make things happen for the IronPigs.
CIA's Bay of Pigs foreign policy laid bare
A recently released, and brutally honest, look at the run-up to the disastrous Bay of Pigs Operation focuses on the CIA's prominent role.
Ex-farm pig price tumbles
PETALING JAYA (Aug 28, 2011): THE ex-farm price of pigs has tumbled due to oversupply, China Press reported yesterday. Effective yesterday, the new price was set at RM6.50 a kg, compared with its peak of RM8.
China arrests over 900 in tainted pork crackdown
Clenbuterol, a toxic chemical, is sometimes used as an additive in pig feed, the official added. Farmers sometimes use clenbuterol, which is banned as a food additive in China, to turn their pigs lean.
Artist Spotlight: Ian Andersen and his X-Pigs
Ian Andersen gives us his interpretation of the X-Men - as pigs! Yep, you just can't go to a farm these days without seeing one of these "porkers"!

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Pig - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus, within the Suidae family of even- toed ungulates.
PIGS (economics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Raising one or more pigs to sell as market animals is probably one of the most common 4-H livestock projects.
Pigs, a Sanctuary
Sanctuary for abused, abandoned, neglected and unwanted animals.
Animal Facts - Pigs
Pigs are very intelligent and learn quickly. They pick up tricks faster than dogs. Pigs rank #4 in animal intelligence behind chimpanzees, dolphins and elephants .

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