Category Archives: Folk Tale

Stag Hunt…

wunjo * … It was night, the horns of the bright moon shone, the vault of heaven’s lights gleamed… * From the top of a lofty mountain, Merlin regarded the course of the stars… * Continue reading at France & … Continue reading

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Gifted…

Gyfu * Merlin made immediate plans to return to the woods, but when he ordered the gates open, both his sister, Ganieda, and his wife, Gwendolina, implored him, with tears, to stay. * Continue reading at France & Vincent

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Ruse…

Kenaz * At the utterance of this accusation king Rhydderch turned his face from Ganieda but she merely laughed, “Why do you turn from me my love, am I to believe that you take the words of a madman as … Continue reading

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Leaf…

Raido * …Realising that Merlin could not be appeased by worldly gifts, king Rhydderch ordered him bound by strong chains lest he escape again into the Caledonian forests. * Continue reading at France & Vincent

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Keys to Heaven?

* Are they trying to tell us something, these Skalds? For one thing, Asgard’s wall never gets finished… * There is an old saying in Albion, relating to the Key to a Door… * Continue reading at France & Vincent

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Swords redrawn… #bookextract #fantasy

Some years ago, I published a fantasy novel, set in the magical landscape of Yorkshire. It was initially written to preserve some of the stories and folklore I had learned as a child, wandering the moors with my grandfather. From … Continue reading

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‘Thy Will’… Stuart France

* When, ‘me and mine’ And never, ‘thine’ Is the mantra. Then Nature, shall be… Unkind. Count Jack Black Reblogged from Stuart France

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O’ Coyote…

* We welcome you to our sacred space… …We seek your help, in bringing balance and harmony into the world of our younger cousins. With your permission we will work with your spirit, Continue reading at France and Vincent

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Bally’s Tale: Treasure of Tara…

* …Many years later, in the reign of Art-mac-Conn, at the festival of Samhuin, the Master Poets came to the feast, as was their custom, and they brought their tablets of poetry with them… * When king Art saw the … Continue reading

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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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