Category Archives: Fairy Tale

Losing the past

There was an article about the archaeological explorations taking place along the route of HS2, the planned high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham. It highlighted the amazing number of sites being excavated, spanning the human history of the last … Continue reading

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The Eye-Guy… Stuart France

* SPOILS OF THE ABYSS  When Pryderi, Lord of Underhill, was treated for the  injury done to his arm by Tyrnonos, Thunder-of-Water,  his leech, Nudd, found that he was unable to save the limb; so  he hacked it down to … Continue reading

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All – Ex – Andros… Stuart France

One is All… In Alchemy there are no short cuts. Many are those who have spent a life-time seeking its treasure in vain. On the other hand, everything it promises to reveal is freely given at the outset. One need … Continue reading

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Egg of the Id…

* When Fionn was a boy he was fostered on the hermit, Finaghast, who was to be his instructor. The old hermit had been living by the river Boyne with the aim of catching the Salmon of Knowledge. Tradition had … Continue reading

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Craft of the White-Crow… Stuart France

* Whiter than the swan on a lake Whiter than the gull of the stream Whiter than snow on the high-peak. * Like a wave of the sea from ebb to flood Slender as the tall-birch, blowing… Of a shape-sweet … Continue reading

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Mister Fawst! A Magical History… Stuart France

  * DRAMATIS PERSONAE MISTER FAWST – A Doktor of Theology. SPENSER – His Valet. ROGER – His Clown. BLACK AND WHITE – His good and bad Angels. ACEDIA AND VAINGLORIA – His Children. CARBS and CHOLES – His Scholarly … Continue reading

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The Hobbler’s Hovel… Stuart France

* … “Strength of my sword-arm,” continued Fiachna, “destitute and decrepit though I now am, I have a treasure hidden away. I never dared dream I would live to pass it on to Cuill’s son.” “Fine will be the gift … Continue reading

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Falling into Step… Stuart France

* … “Fiachna, son of Conga,” shouted Daatho, “there is a man here who wants a word with you.” “Let him who wants a word with me, fall into step with me, replied Fiachna. “Spoken like a true champion,” said … Continue reading

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A Twice-Stole Spear… Stuart France

* … “Mananawn’s Mount,” muttered Fin, pensively. “Yeas!” exclaimed Daatho, “from Sidhe Finnaha, where Leer himself resides, he descends like a fire-storm. That radiant place on the very crest of the height is crowned with flames that leap rubied-red, through … Continue reading

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High-Way to Tara… Stuart France

* Fin Mac Cuill stood on an out-crop of rock and surveyed the Fortress of Tara… Brightly coloured banners ran from the breeze over her ornately carved roof-poles… Long had Fin yearned for this moment, Tara before him and his … Continue reading

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