Dear Wen: Cygnus…

Dear Wen

Ah, yes, those pesky Romans (Acch phut) have a lot to answer for, covering our straight tracks, and calling them roads for one thing.

And where, pray tell, did they get their name from?

Why, from the Rods which were initially used to sight them… cheeky, to say the least.

The straight track through the circle from Long Meg, as we know, leads to the mid-winter rising of Deneb which is the brightest star in the constellation of Cygnus, the Swan.

This to my mind pretty much makes Meg a Swan Maiden, maybe even the Swan Maiden, and would explain her ‘bottom-heavy’ shape, long ‘neck’, and ‘star’ tattoos.

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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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