Category Archives: Living Lore

Rainbow’s end

I drove into a landscape lit by a rainbow, with crows and kites wheeling overhead, their wings carrying them into the light. I remembered the legends and stories associated with those ribbons in the sky that seem to emanate from … Continue reading

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Living Lore: Teagan Geneviene ~ Superstitions You Might Find in Atonement Tennessee

Sue, thank you so very much for hosting me today. I’m delighted that you wanted to talk about old superstitions. The first writing advice I heard was something I took to heart ― Write what you know. When I wrote … Continue reading

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Living Lore: A half-forgotten tale ~ Bobby Fairfield

Another little piece of alternative history… the story of one of the most elegant yet enigmatic great houses to be found on the wilds of Exmoor.  The original Glenthorne estate was created by the Rev Walter Stevenson Halliday, son of a … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XXXV: A lake of legends…

Next morning we were once again up and away early, though this time our first stop was only a mile or two down the road and still on Bodmin Moor, a place where there must be as many legends as … Continue reading

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Living Lore: Lyn Horner ~ Coyote Tales

Lyn Horner is back with more Navajo teaching tales… this time she writes of Coyote, a creature dear to Stuart and I as we worked with Coyote on the first book in our Lore Weavers series,  An Imperious Impulse: Coyote … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History X: Mist and mystery

It took us about an hour to drive the twenty-odd miles from Brentor to the Cornish village of Minions on Bodmin moor. There were two sites that we wanted to visit, both of them on the Michael Line, the ley … Continue reading

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Living Lore: Robbie Cheadle ~A nursery rhyme with an interesting history

Are you familiar with this nursery rhyme? Now he sings of Jackey Horner Sitting in the Chimney-Corner Eating of a Christmas pye, Putting in his thumb, Oh fie! Putting in, Oh fie, his Thumb, Pulling out, Oh strange! A Plum. … Continue reading

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Living Lore: Ichabod Temperance ~ A Spectral Analysis of Temperance

  Howdy folks, my name is Ichabod Temperance. I live in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. B’ham is an old steel town. One of the primary ingredients of steel is iron. There is a rich seam of iron ore here. Separating the … Continue reading

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Living Lore: Bob Fairfield ~ The curse of the Babbs

Some of you may be familiar with the twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, with a population now of approximately 2000 people during the Winter months but swelling to over 15,000 during the holiday season. Situated on the North Devon … Continue reading

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Living Lore: Lyn Horner ~ Spider Woman

Traditional Navajo mythology is intended to teach and entertain their children. Such is the legend of Spider Woman, who according to legend, first wove a web of the universe, then taught the Dineh (Navajo) the art of weaving and how … Continue reading

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