Monthly Archives: April 2019

May Day & Butter Stealing Witches

On May Day, or more particularly, May morning, witches are traditionally believed to be able to steal their neighbour’s milk or butter, so that no amount of churning will create butter. These witches, or hags as they were often known,

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OTD IN 1014 – BATTLE OF CLONTARF: THE DUBLIN NORSE AND THE KING OF LEINSTER, WITH VIKING ALLIES FROM OVERSEAS, ARE DEFEATED BY BRIAN BORU’S ARMY AT CLONTARF.

The bounds between Irish Legend and Irish Myth has often been blurred, especially as the retelling of heroic deeds has been passed on through generations. Brian Boru was no legend although his life deeds were legendary. He was very much

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Landscape of Scottish Mythological Gods, Goddesses and Giants

Scottish mythology and folklore make a finely woven tartan (travel) rug threaded with a collection of colorful and sometimes dark tales that have emerged from the long history of Scotland; each one elaborated and bettered by successive generations of storytellers. But

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Interactive map of English myths

English Heritage has created this fun interactive map of English myths. You can click on castles, ancient monuments, and other notable places to get details about the myths behind them. https://mythsmap.english-heritage.org.uk   I’m a little sad it doesn’t have Scotland

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Notre-Dame

I’m heartbroken.   No, I’ve never visited Notre-Dame. It’s always been on my list, but I’ve never been to France yet, despite multiple trips to Europe. It was one of those things, like Rome or Athens, that would simply always

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Posted in Art, History, Travel

Past Storm and Fire is now released!

Past Storm and Fire Past Storm and Fire, a timeslip romance taking place in both modern Miami and medieval Iceland, is now RELEASED!!  It will be available both on Kindle and in Print (presuming I can get my proof done

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Misfortune of Time is a Rone Award Nominee for 2019!

(Buy link HERE!) In 11th century Ireland, Étaín must hide her pagan magic from her pious Christian priest husband, Airtre. She wants to escape his physical abuse, but she must stay to protect their grandson, Maelan. Over many lifetimes, she

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Past Storm and Fire is now on Pre-Order!

Past Storm and Fire Past Storm and Fire, a timeslip romance taking place in both modern Miami and medieval Iceland, is now available on pre-order!  It will be available both on Kindle and in Print (presuming I can get my

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Posted in History, Writing
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