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Ireland’s bizarre genital sculptures revealed in new map | Daily Mail Online

The bizarre sculptures of naked women exposing their vulva, found in medieval tower-houses, church sites and holy wells across Ireland and parts of the UK, have puzzled historians for decades. Source: Ireland’s bizarre genital sculptures revealed in new map |

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You Need To See This Extraordinary Viking Pub In Iceland | Bored Panda

A mixed martial arts gym called Mjölnir MMA in Iceland just opened a Viking pub. They are located in a forrest in the center of Reykjavík. The bar is named Drukkstofa Óðins, Drukkstofa is an old icelandic word for pub.

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Norwegian sailors sing awesome sea shanty as they pull into port (Video) – theCHIVE

It’s a far cry from ‘Way, hey, blow the man down!’ See the full video on thechive.com Source: Norwegian sailors sing awesome sea shanty as they pull into port (Video) – theCHIVE

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Celebrate National Unicorn Day by spotting the magical creatures around Scotland – Daily Record

Scotland’s national animal is being honoured today. Here are some top spots from the country’s unicorn trail. Source: Celebrate National Unicorn Day by spotting the magical creatures around Scotland – Daily Record

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The Celtic Literature Collective

Doing research for historical fiction in Ireland, I often try to find myths and legends, hoping for the least ‘adulterated’ versions. Of course, we cannot find the originals – those are lost in the mists of time in some oral

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Folklore of Archaeology: Of Giants, Fairies, Megaliths and Menhirs – #FolkloreThursday

There is so much to say about megalithic tombs: of their function, carbon dating, about morphological typologies, and catchment areas. I could tell you about function and materiality, about labour and material costs. I could tell you about the magic

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Call of the Morrigú is on contract!

Well, crap, that was fast! I sent in Call of the Morrigú ten days ago. Ten. I just got the contract offer today! Ten days! Usually it’s several MONTHS. Ten days. Evidently my new editor (just got switched to her

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Brigid’s Blessings on the Celtic Fire Festival of Imbolc

On Imbolc Eve Irish & Scottish women would clean and prepare their household for Brigid’s blessings during the night.She was said to visit virtuous houses. Source: Brigid’s Blessings on the Celtic Fire Festival of Imbolc

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Imbolc is coming!

Imbolc is upon us soon! What is Imbolc? It is a returning of the light. It is a day of hope, of reassurance that the sun will come back and grace us with its verdant light. It is ‘breaking the

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Letters From Annie (Douglass) Lima: Realm Explorers Part XCVI: Visit Pre-Celtic Ireland with Christy Nicholas

A blog about books, life in Taiwan, writing, teaching, and anything else I feel like posting about. Source: Letters From Annie (Douglass) Lima: Realm Explorers Part XCVI: Visit Pre-Celtic Ireland with Christy Nicholas

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