Category Archives: Mythology

The Lord of all Proud Beasts… Stuart France

* His skin is hard as rock. His heart huge as a boulder. His belly thick with spikes. * His eyes glow like dawn. He sneezes and lightnings flash. Flames leap from his mouth. * Continue reading at Stuart France

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The Shreiking Womb: Neesh…

* …So, Deirdru was kept in a place apart until she was ready for Connavor’s bed. * No one was allowed into her enclosure save her foster-mother, her foster-father,  and her nurse maid, Leborcham, the satirist. *  One winter’s day … Continue reading

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The Shreiking Womb…

*   The Ulstermen were drinking in the house of Connavor’s Bard, Fedlimed mac Dall. Fedlimed’s wedd-woman, who happened to be full with child, was also in attendance. She passed round meat and drink and, when the house reached drunken … Continue reading

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The House that Fish Built: Fat-Head…

* “Indeed there is,” shouted Fat-Head, the son of Short-Neck, and he sprang into the middle of the mead house, “bend down you grizzly gawp, that I might cut off your head tonight and you to cut off mine tomorrow.” … Continue reading

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The House that Fish Built: Carle…

* …Twice the height of any of the men of Albion was the horrible mantle about him and his hair was like a great spreading bush the size of a winter shed, under which thirty bullocks could easily find shelter. … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Culdees…

Dear Don, I do like the Campbell… it could have been written for the journey we have been taking. The Culdees seem to have crept right in, don’t they? If they were ever absent. I’m not sure they can be … Continue reading

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The House that Fish Built: Mead…

* …So, Long-Horn O’Leary was taken into the presence of the one whose mouth is sweet: “Welcome,” said Maeve, “in preference to Connor Cruel-Crest, I assign to you a cup of gold with a bird chased in silver on its … Continue reading

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The House that Fish Built: Red-Gold…

* …“How should these mighty men of war be greeted?” said Very-White… Said Sweet-Mouthed Maeve, “women to meet them, bonnie, full-breasted and bare, with strong ale, well malted, their food, not scanty but fare.” * So the heroes of Albion … Continue reading

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The House that Fish Built: Very-White…

* …Said Very-White, “it is but a drop before a shower:  I see another chariot coming over the plain.” “Describe it,” said Sweet-Mouthed Maeve. Said Very-White, “I see the horses pulling the chariot: two fiery, spirited bays of great strength … Continue reading

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Swans…

* ‘Birds-of-the-Beyond’, Mountain-Ana called them. She bought us a book. The picture of the Lir-Clan huddled on a rock in the middle of a raging sea, slipping into Swan-Vests still remains, clear as each new day that dawns. * “They’re … Continue reading

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