Monthly Archives: April 2016

Amtgard Weekend Event and Post Event

Originally posted on Thee Crohnie Grace :
[Image of Sir Moe’s Knighting as he walks under the swords of the other knights] ? Friday at 7am we packed up and left to leave for Hagerstown, Maryland. I got all dressed up…

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Beltane, and May Day, a time of myth, traditions, and flowers – Orange County Local Council of the Covenant of the Goddess

As we come to the close of April, and see the seasons change, we recognize the wheel of the year and the approaching Sabbat. Throughout the world, ancient traditions have been practiced in celebrat… Source: Beltane, and May Day, a

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What Ancient Languages Sound Like – Top 24 Around the World – YouTube

Ever wonder what ancient languages sounded like?  

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Game of Thrones filming locations in Northern Ireland – Places in Ireland you must see before you die

Previous Post Next Post Northern Ireland has some fantastic and beautiful places. It is also an important place for Game of Thrones, which Source: Game of Thrones filming locations in Northern Ireland – Places in Ireland you must see before

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Excerpt – Legacy of Truth

Legacy of Truth is set in Ireland around 1800. It’s a prequel to Legacy of Hunger, and the second book in The Druid’s Brooch Series, but it serves as a stand-alone novel as well. It should be on pre-order in

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7 weird and wonderful Georgian beauty treatments | History Extra

In the 21st century, beauty is big business: thousands of column inches are devoted daily to discussing the latest beauty trends, from the simple to the absurd. But, as historical writer Catherine Cur Source: 7 weird and wonderful Georgian beauty

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Why I Use the Term ‘Dark Ages’

Originally posted on Kim Rendfeld:
What should we call that period between roughly 500 and 1000, which includes the setting of my novels? In my scholarly-like moments, I say early medieval times, but often, I’ll type Dark Ages. That term…

Posted in Travel

Love and Marriage in the Middle Ages (Medieval Mondays #5a)

Originally posted on A Frame Around Infinity:
A medieval betrothal Getting married in the medieval times was a complicated business. On the one hand, it seemed straightforward enough – far less complicated than today: Almost every man and woman could…

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A song and a secret

Originally posted on Spontaneous Deliberations of an Ordinary Girl:
Hi Everyone! We’re taking a slight break from the “Angry Birds Movie” and I’m going to do reviews for two movies: Images found at: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/song_of_the_sea_2014/ (song of the Sea) and http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0485601/…

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Posted in Art, music, pagan, Travel

The Easter Rising 100 years on | CULTURE FLAWS

This article was originally published on EUI Times here Myth and memory are the foundation stones of the modern Irish state, with Irish national identity resting on the enduring power of pas… Source: The Easter Rising 100 years on |

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English Historical Fiction Authors: Defining ‘Nobility’ in Later Anglo-Saxon England

Great article by Annie Whitehead about Nobility in Anglo-Saxon England.   Source: English Historical Fiction Authors: Defining ‘Nobility’ in Later Anglo-Saxon England

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Outlander: Useful Occupations and Deceptions | Tom + Lorenzo

Jamie and Claire may look prettier and more glamorous than ever in their new life in France, but the paint is starting to peel on the fantasy. Maybe “fanta Source: Outlander: Useful Occupations and Deceptions | Tom + Lorenzo

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What’s Your Take? (For Beauty, Book, Food Bloggers & More) — The Millionaire’s Digest

Question Asked By: Aaronsbaldinit Website: aaronsbaldinit.wordpress.com Original Question: “Does money bring happiness? And you know what I’ve never really been a money orientated person but being in this situation has shown me the impact it can have. Money=Choices=Freedom its that

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Meet Esme, heroine of Legacy of Truth

Legacy of Hunger, the tale of Valentia McDowell and her journey to Ireland in 1846, came out in October 2015. Near the end of the tale, you meet Esme Doherty Fitzgerald, her grandmamma’s sister.   Legacy of Truth, the prequel,

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From Cauldron to Grail in Celtic Mythology

An excellent article by Gary at Celtic Myth Podshow. Thanks, Gary! #MondayBlogs   The Cauldron is a symbol that occurs throughout Celtic Mythology. We examine all the stories of Cauldron to Grail in Celtic Mythology. Source: From Cauldron to Grail

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Beltane: Britain’s ancient festival is making a comeback – Telegraph

As numbers slump at modern music festivals, traditional gatherings such as Beltane are more popular than ever, says Victoria Lambert. Source: Beltane: Britain’s ancient festival is making a comeback – Telegraph

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Death Masks by Jim Butcher

Originally posted on Dab of Darkness:
Where I Got It: Own it. Narrator: James Marsters Publisher: Penguin Audio (2009) Length: 11 hours 21 minutes Series: Book 5 The Dresden Files Author’s Page Note: This is the book where reading them out of order stars to do…

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This hilarious joke involving Prince somehow made it past the TV-G censors — RareRare

I definitely remember this bit!   If you’re familiar with children’s shows at all, then you know that the creators of those shows will do damn near anything to get a more “adult” joke past the pretty strict TV-G censors.

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Balancing Act

I don’t normally write poetry. At least, not since I was a miserable outcast in High School. At the time, I wrote miserable, horrible poetry. I don’t think I’ve improved much, but at least its no longer about my latest

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Earth Day 2016 — Trees for the Earth — stepping outside to observe

Let’s get planting earthday.org via Earth Day 2016 — Trees for the Earth — stepping outside to observe

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