Tag Archives: legend

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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Why Myth? ~ Stuart France

* ‘…history became legend, legend became myth…’ What a pleasant conceit, to suppose that this process produces myth. Whilst undoubtedly true for many legends the process can also work the other way. Many legends for example have produced history. Pre-eminently … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog: IndieAni Jones (or the archaeological dog)…

I thought we were just going for a walk… but then she opened the car. “In you go, girlie,” she says. “You’re going on an adventure!”  She put my seat belt on and told me to settle down as it … Continue reading

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North-easterly V: Layers

A short walk along the coast from Craster is another of the most iconic sights on the Northumbrian shore…Dunstanburgh. The castle has inspired artists and poets over the centuries; Turner and Girtin both painted the ruins, and so did I, … Continue reading

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The Last Witch to be Burnt in Perthshire ~ James Elkington

Reblogged from Mountains, Myths and Moorlands: NN87980 24321 Along the A822 road past Crieff and then Gilmerton, shortly past here is a small road to Monzie and the Glenturret Distillery or Famous Grouse Experience. Go on this road and after … 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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Watcher ~ Sisyphus #writephoto

The moor already wears its autumn veil, and, soon, we will be home. I know what you will say, when we walk up the hill, towards the place we have chosen for our retreat. “Look! He’s waiting for us, he’s … Continue reading

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Merlin ~ Anita Dawes

Reblogged from Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie: A young boy was found by the old hermit, wandering in the woods, naked, as thin as a reed. The hermit took him further into the woods to his cave, hidden from sight, … Continue reading

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Living Lore: Bobby Fairfield ~ A very brief history of an infamous Exmoor family.

Everyone was aware of the reputation accorded the family known as the Doones, who in the mid seventeenth century lived somewhere on the moors. Most could or would not say exactly where. They were reputed to be a family of … 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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