Tag Archives: Folk Tale

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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Tell Tale Signs V… Stuart France

A very early version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, perhaps, yet there is much more here than merely a cautionary tale. Or is this the ‘first entrance’ of our much vaunted king Arthur? The emphasis on topography and the singularly macabre … Continue reading

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The Tale of Bally-mac-Buan III… Stuart France

* …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 tablets … Continue reading

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The Tale of Bally-mac-Buan II… Stuart France

* …Afterwards the same uncanny man went to the south and accosted Elaine as she was resting from her travels in a sun-trap. “From whence do you come and where are you heading, unknown?” said Elaine. “From the mouth of … Continue reading

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The Tale of Bally-mac-Buan… Stuart France

* Bally ‘sweet-speech’ the renowned story teller secretly arranged to tryst with Elaine, daughter of king Fergus. The one from Ulster, the other from Leinster… Both set out to meet at Ross-na-Ree on the south side of the river Boyne. … Continue reading

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Pondskating

Image: Wikimedia Commons “Salmon of Wisdom Dodging hazelnuts swims the hungry salmon, swallowing the nuts as they plunge into the depths. Pity the poor pondskater skimming the surface while beneath lies the kernel of wisdom, waiting for those who plunge … Continue reading

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Spotted World … Stuart France

* “Leap off the Now-Ledge into Is-Dom And never a cross-word between them.” “That’s just wicked!” “Glass of tea, Vicar?” – Salman Poyst * Source: Stuart France

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