Seanchai ("Storyteller" in Irish) Library celebrates the Celtic tradition of stories told around the hearth or in the pub to friends, family, and welcomed strangers. Seanchai Libraries bring stories of all kinds to life, in Virtual Worlds: Second Life, InWorldz, & Kitely on the Open Metaverse.
TUESDAY, December 29th at 7pm: Connie Willis' EPIPHANY
No, Christmas has passed, but this is a story that transcends a singular yuletide holiday. Trolley shares "Epiphany" from multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, Connie Willis, in which three modern-day wise men embark on a quest unlike any they've ever experienced
Also known as Three Kings' Day, it is a Christian feast day
that celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ.
In Western Christianity, the feast commemorates principally (but not solely)
the visit of the Magi to the Christ child, and thus Jesus' physical manifestation
to the Gentiles. Moreover, the feast of the Epiphany, in some Western Christian
denominations, also initiates the liturgical season of Epiphanytide.
In Italy, Epiphany is associated with the figure of the
Befana (the name being a corruption of the word Epifania), an broomstick-riding
old woman who, in the night between 5 and 6 January, brings gifts to children,
and/or a lump of "coal" (really black candy) for the times they have
not been good during the year. The legend told of her is that, having missed
her opportunity to bring a gift to the child Jesus together with the Three Wise
Men, she now brings gifts to other children on that night.