Monthly Archives: May 2016

Mussendun Temple and Downhill Demesne, County Derry, Northern Ireland

Who wouldn’t want a library on a sea cliff, facing the North Sea? Well, not quite the North Sea, but Close! I had heard of this place from Michele Erdvig, who has a great forum and guidebook called Irelandyes. I knew

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Ravenspur: Rise of the Tudors by Conn Iggulden — For winter nights – A bookish blog

Ravenspur | Conn Iggulden | 2016 (19 May) | Michael Joseph | 496p | Review copy | Buy the book The Wars of the Roses reach their conclusion in Ravenspur, the fourth novel in Conn Iggulden’s magnificent chronicle of late

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The Detail in These Paintings by Leng Jun is Astounding (19 Photos) — TwistedSifter

He even captures the shadows cast by the sweater’s fabric on the skin via The Detail in These Paintings by Leng Jun is Astounding (19 Photos) — TwistedSifter

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Female Druids, the Forgotten Priestesses of the Celts | Ancient Origins

In medieval Irish legends they were called Banduri or Bandorai. Their existence was confirmed by ancient Greek and Roman writers. But who were the legendary female Druids? Source: Female Druids, the Forgotten Priestesses of the Celts | Ancient Origins

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Q-Celtic Languages

Q-Celtic  Irish Gaelic (Gaeilge) The earliest texts in Old Irish consist either of glosses of Latin, short texts and some verses dated during the 7th and 8th centuries AD, of which the Würzburg Glosses are perhaps the most important collection. Irish was

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How to Write Badass Bad Guys

Originally posted on Writing Radically:
An effective villain can drive a story. Done right, they create tension, danger, and  complication. It’s also not uncommon for the villain to be a major anchor point for the plot as a whole.Below, I…

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Celtic Guide June Issue is Live!

I am honored to be a somewhat regular contributor to the Celtic Guide, a bi-monthly publication that carries stories and art from the Celtic world.   In June’s issue, I wrote an article based on the theme, Kith and Kin.

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“Hope is a Dangerous Thing”: Accepting Things As They Are

Originally posted on Thee Crohnie Grace :
[Image shows 3 spoons lying on a laptop keyboard. Overlapping is a clipart image of torn notebook paper with a red paper clip. On the paper reads “Hope is a Dangerous Thing”: Accepting Things…

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Huldufolk: Supernatural Creatures Hiding in Iceland | Ancient Origins

In Icelandic folklore, the Huldufólk (meaning hidden people) are like elves. These beings are also said to be very similar to human beings, and live in little houses in the rocks. Source: Huldufolk: Supernatural Creatures Hiding in Iceland | Ancient

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English Historical Fiction Authors: Adventure Seekers – Women Explorers of the Victorian Era

Source: English Historical Fiction Authors: Adventure Seekers – Women Explorers of the Victorian Era

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The Heartbreak and Joy of Muses

Everyone has a muse. Perhaps we don’t know it, or haven’t quite gotten in touch with ours yet, but we each have one. Some people have many.   I’m not necessarily talking of the traditional nine muses of Greek Mythology,

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Posted in Art, History, Jewelry, music, pagan, Photography, Writing

European Mother Goddesses

A lovely article on European Mother Goddesses from Carolyn Emerick:   Although many spiritual people today consider God to be firmly male, the concept of female divinity is an ancient one. Mother-figure deities are still found in many contemporary religions.

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Green Dragon Artist.com is OPEN!

It has taken several months, but the new and improved Green Dragon Artist website is now open! I have revamped the look, setup, and feel of my main website to be more similar to my blog. More importantly, my photography

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Maps of Britain and Ireland’s ancient tribes, kingdoms and DNA

Remarkable DNA study shows modern Britons still live in same tribal kingdoms as their ancestors in 600 AD. New maps show Celt, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Viking territories in British Isles. Source: Maps of Britain and Ireland’s ancient tribes, kingdoms and

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The True Tale Behind Better To Have Loved

Many years ago, I started searching for my father. It took me from age 15 to age 30 to find him. When I did, it was a wondrous thing, and I completed a part of me that I had been

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The Map Of Native American Tribes You’ve Never Seen Before : Code Switch : NPR

Aaron Carapella couldn’t find a map showing the original names and locations of Native American tribes as they existed before contact with Europeans. That’s why the Oklahoma man designed his own map. Source: The Map Of Native American Tribes You’ve

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Anglo-Saxon and British Kingdoms c. 800 – Interactive Map – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News

Interactive map of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms and British kingdoms around c. 800 Source: Anglo-Saxon and British Kingdoms c. 800 – Interactive Map – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News

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It’s Art Show Season!!!

It is indeed the time for the flowers to bloom and the art shows blossom all over the area. My first show will be May 14th, and I’ve applied for shows all summer long, and more in the Holiday season.

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The Transformative Power of Myth and Folk Tales – #FolkloreThursday

Myths and folk tales are an ancient legacy: the legacy of many millennia of human interaction with the land which gives us life, and with the non-human others who occupy it with us. Source: The Transformative Power of Myth and

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Audio sample of Legacy of Hunger

Will Hughes, a professional voice-over actor, has been kind enough to record the first chapter of my book, Legacy of Hunger. Have a listen!   Alas, a full audiobook is not in the immediate future, but I am hoping that

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