Category Archives: Mythology

Going West: Nevern Church

St Brynach’s church at Nevern stands right on the bank of the little river Caman. The old tower, the only part of the old Norman church still surviving unchanged, is within feet of the water that sparkles beside a narrow … Continue reading

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Fate of the Lir-Brood: Glora…

* No high-born heroes No hounds in chase No shields arrayed… No walls. * No silvered soft goblets No light cavalcades No youthful assemblies No beetle-browed maids… To brighten our desolate halls. * …When their three hundred years were ended … Continue reading

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Fate of the Lir-Brood: Raven…

* Hard the day when first I brought Dark Eva in my house to dwell Black the woman’s heart that wrought Such a cruel and malevolent spell. * …Lir departed Lake Devra with his company and travelled to the king’s … Continue reading

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Fate of the Lir-Brood: Moyle…

* Where are my brothers? Why have I lived? This apex of affliction to know What now is left But a life of despair I am unable to bear Such heart-break of anguish and woe. * Continue reading at France … Continue reading

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Fate of the Lir-Brood: Devra…

* Come, brothers three, accost the coast And welcome Lir’s resplendent host Such woeful welcome from a fateful morn Will never bring to him bright morrow Unhappy sire, doomed, forlorn Left ever to mourn in hopeless sorrow. * …Eva arrived … Continue reading

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Fate of the Lir-Brood: Eva…

* Depart from me as graceful swans The waters be now your home Your palace hall is a pearly cave Its couch the crest of a crystal wave Your mantle is milk-white foam. * …The four children grew up under … Continue reading

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Fate of the Lir-Brood: Eve…

* Our bed now rock of dripping-caves Our lullaby a thunderous roar of waves Royal-couches once our sleepy heads did press And every night the harpist’s art, caress. * …”Submit to the king, choose a wife from his fosterage and … Continue reading

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Fate of the Lir-Brood…

* Finnola, once my pride and joy Dark Aedh, of adventures bold Bright Fiachra, gentle, playful boy Little Conn, with curls of gold. * The Crafty-Ones met to choose their Chieftain. Five there were in the running… Red-Bove, Angus-Ever-Young, Ilbrec … Continue reading

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The Riddle of the Initiate

The Song of Seven Veils …From Heart to Head a Lay… * My First is sinuous, scaly and smooth It is found in lake but not in love, what is below is like that above… * Continue reading at France … Continue reading

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Going West – Kilpeck’s West Window

You’d have to go a long way to beat the door at Kilpeck church, but the western wall has a place all of its own. You might be forgiven for thinking it was a bit of Norse construction and the … Continue reading

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