white butterflies

Ron Gatrelle gatrelle at tils-ttr.org
Fri May 11 15:03:34 EDT 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "R. Mikula" <butrfly at epix.net>
To: "leps-l" <leps-l at lists.yale.edu>
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2001 8:29 AM
Subject: white butterflies

> An Irish law from 1680 decreed that it was unlawful to
> kill a white butterfly because they felt it was the
> soul of a child.

Evidently, a few people still "feel" similarly. That is, that all
butterflies have souls, are thus beings, and to kill one is murder.



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