In ancient Irish traditions warriors would massage each other’s “buddy” to prepare for battle. Buddy is another Irish word, which comes from the expression, a vuddy, or a bhodaigh, which means something like “best buddy.” The root of the word bhodaigh is strangely, bod, which is the Irish word for penis, and pronounced like bud. In ancient Celtic traditions a man’s “mickey” was believed to have been a form of life force energy. When activated and awakened it could potentially facilitate healing, reduce stress, vitalise and restore balance in a synergistic way.
In the 5th Century St Patrick came to Ireland and soon put a stop to all that “celtic craic”. What a fucking shame.
Butt, I’m not bitter…Lá fhéile pádraig sona daoibh.