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Thread #18577   Message #184963
Posted By: Cara
25-Feb-00 - 05:37 PM
Thread Name: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
I heard once that the thing about St Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland is actually a reference to his Christianizing of the island, because in doing so he squashed the Druids, and one of the symbols of Druidism is the serpent.

Anyone know if there's any truth to that?