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Post by Alatar » Mon Jan 17, 2005 6:47 am

In spite of my promises to help more around the house, it was my wife who once again had to deliver our child.

Branwen Heather Leviston was born at 1:20 on the 17 of January 2005 after a labour that was described as "much better than last time". Mother and Father are both smiling, sister is happy that she got to spend the day with Grandma. Branwen weighs in at 3.4kg, and looks like being another dark eyed girl.

http://yoyo.its.monash.edu.au/~mongoose/branwen.html
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Post by thor156 » Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:00 am

Congrats!! that's a beautiful baby Altar.....

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Post by Sam Gamgee » Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:23 am

CUUUUTTTEEEE!!! Congrats!
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Post by Elrabin » Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:29 pm

Awww, she is adorable. Congratulations. :)
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Post by Venividi » Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:13 pm

Congratulations!!! :D :D :D

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Post by DruidsGlass » Mon Jan 17, 2005 5:31 pm

congratulations
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Mon Jan 17, 2005 5:32 pm

Here's to 3-6 months with no sleep! Good work Dad!
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Post by SuperTed » Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:24 pm

Congratulations to all three of you! :cheers:

Now get that face fuzz trimmed, man, 'cos you're a disgrace to your avatar! :P :wink: :lol:
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Post by Bnielsen » Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:27 pm

Congrats! She is beautiful!

but that background has GOT to go lol :shock: :baby2: :eek: :bawling: :banghead:
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Post by FredProgGH » Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:03 pm

Congratulation son the succesful gestation of a new pod! Er, a new baby!! Yayyyyy!! :D
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Post by Alatar » Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:53 am

Bnielsen wrote:Congrats! She is beautiful!

but that background has GOT to go lol :shock: :baby2: :eek: :bawling: :banghead:
Scary trivia fact: the reason my web page has that background is because that is how my wife has painted Branwen's room.


Also, the first person who can tell me where the name Branwen gets 5 bonus geek points. 10 if it's somebody other than Sam.
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Post by Bnielsen » Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:40 am

If I gather your challenge correctly: Branwen's Cualdren seems to be heavily associated with pagan/wicca rituals
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Post by thor156 » Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:42 am

Branwen ("white raven") a daughter of Llyr and Penarddun, and sister of Bran, and Manawydan, and half-sister of Nisien and Efnisien. Matholwch of Ireland sued for her hand, and gave horses to Bran. Efnisien mutilated the horses, nearly precipitating warfare, but Matholwch was appeased by the gift of a cauldron that could resurrect the dead. Branwen wed him, and went to Ireland, where she bore him a son, Gwern. But the Irish began to complain about their foreign queen, and she was banished to the kitchen, where she was a slave and boxed on the ears by the butcher daily. This lasted three years, during which Branwen trained a starling to speak and sent it to Wales, where it told Bran of her plight, and he sailed to rescue her....

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Post by thor156 » Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:48 am

Matholwch was terrified at the sight of a forest approaching Ireland across the sea: no one could make it out, until he called for Branwen, who explained it as Bran's navy, and Bran himself wading through the water. He sued for peace, they built a house big enough for Bran, and Matholwch agreed to settle the kingdom on Gwern. Some Irish lords objected, and hid themselves in flour bags to attack the Welsh. But Efnisien, scenting Irish treachery, cast them into the fire, and then cast Gwern himself in (avoiding the geas against shedding kinsmen's blood thereby). A war broke out, and the Irish replenished themselves through the cauldron. Efnisien, repenting, sacrificed himself by feigning death and being thrown into the cauldron, which he then broke, dying in the process. Only seven Welshmen survived, and Bran was fatally wounded. His head, which remained alive and talking, was returned to Wales and buried, and soon afterwards Branwen sailed to Aber Alaw and died. She is one of the three "matriarchs of Britain", along with (probably) Rhiannon and Arianrhod.

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Post by DruidsGlass » Tue Jan 18, 2005 12:00 pm

well, i have no idea...but that was a pretty good legend...i don't know enough history to know how much of that may or may not be based on fact (obviously the cauldron was not)

first place i saw the name branwen was in Baldur's Gate 1...as if they invented it...
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