Tag Archives: Mythology

Dear Wen: Utterly Unacceptable…

Dear Wen… It occurs to me that the term ‘Hollow Hills’ may not be a landscape but rather a mind-scape description… ‘…The landscape of Cavan is dotted with drumlin hills but there are also many lakes and the drumlins form … Continue reading

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Gate to the Land of Youth II… Stuart France

* … Within the walls of the white-washed house Fin, and his Merry-Men, found an old man lying bent on the edge of the hearth with a sheep tied to the wall alongside. They sat at table and the old … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Utterly Unacceptable…

Dear Don, Ah yes… Columcille…. it all clicks back into place now… My mind seemed stuck on Aidan… I am not surprised you are happy about the Minahane being revisited. There was so much more in there at second reading … Continue reading

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Gate to the Land of Youth… Stuart France

* Fin and his Merry-Men were hunting atop a hill. All day they were there yet caught no glimpse of game. As evening drew in, Fin spoke, “let’s turn for home, boys, there is naught for us on this dismal … Continue reading

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Dear Wen: But ‘n’ Ben…

Dear Wen… Amra Columcille is the thread and rather fittingly it will allow us to bring in some of the Minahane stuff. That makes me very happy. Curious, isn’t it how true genius is never recognised in its time largely, … Continue reading

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Dear Don: But ‘n’ Ben…

Dear Don, The odd thing is that although the starting point for Erin made absolute sense at the time… I can barely grasp how at this point. Not because I can’t see how… but the crystal clarity of the moment … Continue reading

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Field of Sheaves: Wood-Stone…

* …He leads her away almost carrying her. They disappear into the blackness beyond the ring of flames. They choke on the oily smoke, blind with tears. * Within the flames A voice sings, farewell, to the stars… * The … Continue reading

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The Shreiking Womb: Binding…

* …Deirdru didn’t pine long for soon after that Neesh was out alone on the ramparts of Emain.   Deirdru slipped outside and passed him by. “Why, that’s a fine heifer going past,” said Neesh.   “The heifers grow well … Continue reading

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Field of Sheaves: Found!…

* …But anyway, back to the wood-stone. The authorities are agreed on its antiquity. It is either Bronze age or Iron age if that can be termed an agreement which in ‘sense-speak’ translates as very old or really old, and, … Continue reading

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Field of Sheaves: Lugh…

* ‘Riders of the Sidhe to me from every place still free…’ * That is how Lug, the Lord of Light, summoned the Otherworldly Hosts… He met his father Cian and Cian’s two brothers and together they set off for … Continue reading

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