Tag Archives: Folk Tale

Living Lore: Gary Stocker and The Phantom Miller of Bearley

I would like to welcome Gary Stocker, who, having seen my appeal for folklore and folk tales, sent me an email packed with wonderful stuff. So much, in fact, that I decided a regular series of posts was the only … Continue reading

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The Green Harper…

* “…all the great thinkers recognise the importance of rational thought but they also recognise the importance of getting beyond the rational and that is where the myths and fairy stories come in… Plato spends the greater part of his … Continue reading

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The Shrieking Womb: Feast…

* … “But just supposing something did happen to them,” pressed Connavor, “what then?” * “Then I’d have revenge,” said Fergus. “On whom?” Asked Connavor. “On whomever was responsible.” “And what of my position Fergus,” said Connavor. * “Why, you … Continue reading

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The Shrieking Womb: Warriors and Kings…

* … So, Connavor took Conall Cernach to a place apart, “what would you do,” he said, “if I sent you for the sons of Ushna and, by some mishap, they were destroyed in spite of your surety and your … Continue reading

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Madding Merlin…

* * … After many years had passed under many kings, Merlin the Briton was held famous in the world… * Peredur, King of North Wales made war on Gwenddoleu of Scotland… * Continue reading at The Silent Eye

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Writing the blurb?

The book was done, all that remained was to get it up on Amazon and write the blurb. It is not an easy task to encapsulate a story in a few words, hoping to capture the interest of potential readers, … Continue reading

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Harbouring the Holy…

* Nemed of Scythia went westward until he reached the Great North Ocean. * Thirty-Four vessels his number, with thirty in each ship. * While sailing there appeared a golden tower on the sea close by. * When the sea … Continue reading

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Bean-Stalker… Stuart France

One of the ‘Cove Stones’ from the Avebury complex. * …Crisis! The milk cow has finished giving… Akin to a second weaning, but worse, this is a call to arms. ‘Go forth young man and make your way in the … Continue reading

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Callanish Calling: Threshold…

* Anyway, Wen was wrong… It’s not a ‘reckie’ we’re on, it’s a raid! * But before we can ‘plunder’ Lewis of her treasury of stone, we have to get past the Dweller… * There is some debate over what … Continue reading

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Ride-a-White-Swan…

* One of Ireland’s, ‘Three Great Tales of Sorrow’ which all deal with the lives and tragic deaths of offspring, this one, the second in the series, is the most poignant perhaps as, ostensibly, the offspring are still children. Whilst … Continue reading

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