Lá Phádraig sona daoibh! Is (an) nathair é a nAthair. (Their father is a cunning person) Is é an nathair é = “he is a snake” = a cunning treacherous person. Here, of course, the phrase can mean two things: either the pagans’ root are evil, or all the protagonist have one and the same cunning “father”, who is both Good and Evil.
In modern culture, yellow roses apparently represent joy, gladness, freedom and contentment. However, in Islamic folklore the meaning is really quite different. It is believed that the yellow rose is a symbol of deceit, treachery, and adultery. Obviously these are quite different interpretations of the same thing, which show the transitional nature of color symbolism and representation theory.
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Sphalerite was named from the Greek σφαλεροζ 'sphaleros' meaning 'treacherous' in allusion to the ease with which dark varieties were mistaken for galena but yielded no lead. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #sphalerite