Songs of the Stone: Edge and Point…


Now every fifth year in the land of Erinn games, between the provinces of Meath and Connacht, were held.

One year, a contestant known as Mac Duff brought with him to those games, his two fine sons.

Both mighty champions in their own right were they with each a troop of men.

One of the twain, Rinn by name, placed himself under the protection of Mider of Bray Lethe; speckled horses for his troop, and green cloaks with silver brooches, and shoes with clasps of red bronze, and on everyone of them a collar of gold with a gem worth a newly calved cow set in it.

The other brother, Faber, placed himself under arms for Buan of Connor Hill; black horses with bridle bits of gold for his troop, and grey-blue cloaks with a gold brooch at the breast of each, and a white tunic with crimson stripes, and a coil of bright gold round every man’s neck.

Mider asked could any man be found to fight his champion, Rinn.

“I will go against him,” said Faber.

“Bad news that,” said Rinn, “our meeting will bring only war-cries and battle corpses.”

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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12 Responses to Songs of the Stone: Edge and Point…

  1. Jules says:

    The Stone reminds me of a show I saw where King Arthur was supposed to have set his foot when he became king…


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