Like long barrow sleepers — British Fairies
The poet Andrew Young (1885-1971), wrote this evocation of A Prehistoric Camp, : „It was the time of yearPale lambs leap with thick leggings onOver small hills that are not there,That I climbed Eggardon… But there on the hill-crest,Where only larks or stars look down,Earthworks exposed a vaster nest,Its race of men long flown.“ Eggardon Hill, which […]Like long barrow sleepers — British Fairies
At Home with the Faeries — British Fairies
The Fairy Glen, Isle of Skye, by Anne McKinnell I’ve just visited the British Library to look at several folklore books by Scottish writer Otta Swire. Her 1964 publication on the Inner Hebrides and their legends included a fascinating little account of faery life in the western isles of Scotland. A girl from Skye was […]At Home with the Faeries — British Fairies
Summer Solstice, Reincarnation & The Sun card — True Tarot Tales
Photo by Lisa Fotios on Pexels.com We are coming ‚home‘ again, entering the zodiac sign of Cancer the Crab on Tuesday 21 June, the day of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, and the shortest day in the southern hemisphere. The word ‘sol –stice’ is from the Latin […]Summer Solstice, Reincarnation & The Sun card — True Tarot Tales
What is the Real Celtic Creation Myth?
Werewolf Week, Religious Returns: St. Augustine on Lycanthropy — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
In discussing tales of Diomedes’ companions being turned into birds, Augustine in De Civitate Dei (City of God) discusses werewolves (18.17, the full text): “In order to make this seem more likely, Varro reports other fantastic tales concerning the infamous witch Circe, who transformed Odysseus’ companions into beasts, and concerning the Arcadians, who were by…Werewolf Week, Religious Returns: St. Augustine on Lycanthropy — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
History became legend, legend became myth — Logarithmic History
7.86 – 7.44 thousand years ago This has proven my most popular post! For more on the general topic, here’s Patrick Nunn with an article and a book, The Edge of Memory: Ancient Stories, Oral Tradition, and the Post-Glacial World making the case that “some ancient narratives contain remarkably reliable records of real events.” And here’s an article on the […]History became legend, legend became myth — Logarithmic History
BOOK TALK: Giants — Martini Fisher
Most European giants are represented as being evil and cruel. The term „giant“ and the reputation for cruelty derives from the Gigantes of Greek mythology, who were savage creatures with men’s bodies and serpentine legs. According to Hesiod, they were children of Gaia and Uranus, born from the blood of Uranus after he had been castrated by his son Cronus. In a war between the Gigantes and the gods of Olympus, called the Gigantomachy, the gods prevailed and the giants were slain or restrained.BOOK TALK: Giants — Martini Fisher
The Sinful Sodom and Gomorrah: Real Historic Cities or Biblical Myth?
Obsidian dating provides proof for Naval Trade in the Aegean during the Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene (13-10,000 yBP) — Novo Scriptorium
In this post we present evidence of Naval Trade in the Aegean already since the Late Pleistocene. Franchthi Cave From the excellent paper titled: „Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene seafaring in the Aegean: new obsidian hydration dates with the SIMS-SS method„, by N. Laskaris, A. Sampson, F. Mavridis, I. Liritzis (2011), we read: „Seafaring before the Neolithic […]Obsidian dating provides proof for Naval Trade in the Aegean during the Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene (13-10,000 yBP) — Novo Scriptorium