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He looked up, and just fornent him there sat on his haunches a comely-looking greyhound.  ‘God save you,’ said Paddy, every hair in his head standing up as straight as a sally twig. ‘Save you kindly,’ answered the greyhound—leaving out God, the beast, bekase he was the divil. - W.B. Yeats (ed.), Irish Fairy Tales (1892) illustrated by Jack B. Yeats


“Where did you go to, if I may ask?’ said Thorin to Gandalf as they rode along. 'To look ahead,’ said he. And what brought you back in the nick of time?’ 'Looking behind,’ said he.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit


Narnia Chronicles "Narnia? What's that?" said Lucy. "This is the land of Narnia," said the Faun, "where we are now; all that lies between the lamp-post and the great castle of Cair Paravel on the Eastern Sea. . . ." —The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe One of the Best Stories ever Written!

from Knot Magick

Pagan Virtues

Things are what direction we take them rather than static symbols. To a person who has "Satan vision," this is evil. To someone else, religious or not, it seems to have a lot to do with living demonstrative character and virtues.