Tag Archives: Mythology

Dear Wen: Imaginary Isles…

Dear Wen, ‘I don’t know. I wasn’t there…It’s impossible to say…’ Well, not having been invited to Ashbourne of course… The bell clapper sounding hollowly is an analogy of a lost soul… The bell or the ‘silent shell’ is the … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Imaginary Isles…

Dear Don, It was an interesting weekend with the research. The south transept window from Ashbourne has opened a whole set of mysteries to track down and so far I’ve only got a little way in. I enlisted the help … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Dorcas…

Dear Don , Well, we may have thought we’ve done little more than assimilate and read from the fabled Book this weekend, but over 1500 pictures say otherwise… I’d lost track of half of what we’ve managed to do till … Continue reading

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Found Mounds: the Call of Albion…

* ‘…Maybe it is because it is our third visit or maybe it is because there are three of us, or maybe we had to work out the St Andrew thing before we were allowed to ascend, who knows? Whatever … Continue reading

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Mimir’s Bubbling Head…

* We seem to have finally lost the Hawks. The day feels somehow empty. But for Wen the day is still young and she is keen to introduce me to another chalk figure. This one is much later than the … Continue reading

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Found Mounds…

* ‘…We didn’t go to High Bradfield to look for a mound we went to High Bradfield for the church there but we found a mound anyway. It was hidden behind the church and was purporting to be a disused … Continue reading

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Papal Bull…

Celtic Saint instrumental in the Eucharist of Fish and Loaves?… * The Venerable Bede recorded in his Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum, a copy of the letter written in 601AD which Pope Gregory sent to Abbot Mellitus, who was part of … Continue reading

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Songs of the Stone: The Two Bulls…

* …One day Sweet-Mouthed-Maeve went to the well of Uran Garad for water. She was carrying a small bronze cup in her hand which she dipped into the well. The maggot, Gobble, swam into Maeve’s cup, and every colour there … Continue reading

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Songs of the Stone: Edge and Point…

* Now every fifth year in the land of Erinn games, between the provinces of Meath and Connacht, were held. One year, a contestant known as Mac Duff brought with him to those games, his two fine sons. Both mighty … Continue reading

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Sea Mist…

* …Even allowing for the earliness of the hour, there were far fewer students than he expected. By long habit his steps found a familiar corridor and the worn stone rang underfoot. It would not harm to hazard it. How … Continue reading

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