Patrick was born in Britain of a Romanized family. At age 16 he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and carried into slavery in Ireland. After six years in servitude, he had a dream of his escape and fled his master. Surviving a harrowing journey back to Britain, he was eventually reunited with his family.
The African Pygmies (or Congo Pygmies, variously also ” Central African foragers”, “African rainforest hunter-gatherers” (RHG) or “Forest People of Central Africa “) are a group of ethnicities native to Central Africa, mostly the Congo Basin, traditionally subsisting on a forager and hunter-gatherer lifestyle.
Patrick was never formally canonised, having lived prior to the current laws of the Catholic Church in these matters. Nevertheless, he is venerated as a Saint in the Catholic Church and in the Eastern Orthodox Church, where he is regarded as equal-to-the-apostles and Enlightener of Ireland.
The island was too cold for snakes during the last Ice Age, up until about 10,000 years ago. And it has been separated from Europe for some time — unlike Britain, which had a land bridge up until about 6,500 years ago — so snakes couldn’t get there once things warmed up.
The term is primarily associated with the African Pygmies, the hunter -gatherers of the Congo basin (comprising the Bambenga, Bambuti and Batwa). The terms “Asiatic Pygmies” and “Oceanian pygmies” have been used to describe the Negrito populations of Southeast Asia and Australo-Melanesian peoples of short stature.
The name Pygmy describes rainforest hunter-gatherer populations around the globe that share heights of less than around five feet tall.
Sinafasi Makelo, a representative of the Mbuti Pygmies in Congo, said: “In living memory, we have seen cruelty, massacres, genocide, but we have never seen human beings hunted and eaten literally as though they were game animals, as has recently happened.
At home in Ireland, St Patrick’s Day was a modest day of religious observance, culminating in a feast. However, in the face of their ill treatment, Irish Catholics in America decided to throw huge, proud parties on the 17th March to celebrate their heritage and show pride in who they were.
invocation of the virtues of the natural world: the sun, fire, lightning, wind, etc. invocation of various aspects of God – his wisdom, his eye, his ear, his hand, etc. lists of the things against which protection is required, including false prophets, heathens, heretics, witches and wizards (druids)
Ireland was left with very few native tree species following the Ice Age and a changing climate. Over the centuries, Ireland experienced a near-total destruction of its forests mainly because of human activity and a deterioration of the climate: from an initial forest cover of around 80% to less than 1%.
Ireland’s most dangerous animals and plants are not actually that dangerous. ⚡1. Jellyfish Lion’s Mane. Portuguese Man O’War. Compass. Blue. Pelagia. Barrel.
According to the most conservative estimates, at least 81,000 snake envenomings and 11,000 fatalities occur in India each year, making it the most heavily affected country in the world.