“Ngetal is the month when the terrible roar of breakers and the snarling noise of pebbles on the Atlantic seaboard fill the heart with terror, and when the wind whistles dismally through the reed-beds of the rivers. In Ireland the roaring of the sea was held to be prophetic of a king’s death.” – Robert Graves (The White Goddess)Is ngetal the same as Reed?
The reed is the most commonly associated plant to this thirteenth letter, Ngetal. The Ogham Tract [i] lists Ngetal as either the broom or the fern –and not as the reed- so this letter often causes confusion. It seems to have been Robert Graves that left us with the association of Ngetal to Reed Grass.What is a kangal dog?
The Kangal Dog is a large and powerful breed, often used in Turkey to guard livestock against predators. This dog is easily recognized by its massive head, dark muzzle, and curled tail which is carried up and over the back. When viewed from the side, the Kangal has a very distinctive silhouette.What kind of dog is Leitrim in Skyrim?
In the video game Skyrim, the Irish Wolfhound is the breed of dog for all dogs in the base game. Member of the Irish Guards, pictured at Waterford Barracks with the regiment's mascot, an Irish Wolfhound named Leitrim Boy . National Geographic illustration showing the great size of the breed.