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Happy Solstice!

Summer is here, hot and sultry!   I have had a love-hate relationship with summer. Having grown up in South Florida, summer meant blistering heat, horrible humidity, and lovely complications such as heat rash. There’s your delightful visual for the

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Calling to the Hollow Hills: Irish Gods – Names and Attributes – Discover Druidry

Crafts Culture Discussion Environmentalism God and Goddess Guest Bloggers History Lifestyle Plant Healing Politics Psychology and Well-being Ritual Seasonal Celebrations Spirituality Symbolism Tools Source: Calling to the Hollow Hills: Irish Gods – Names and Attributes – Discover Druidry

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Misfortune of Time is on pre-order!

Book #6 of The Druid’s Brooch Series, is on pre-order for just 99 cents! (works as a stand-alone)     Time cannot heal all wounds. In 11th century Ireland, Étaín must hide her pagan magic from her pious Christian priest

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Take A Gander At The Family Trees Of Egyptian, Greek, And Norse Gods

Nifty mythology-based infographics present the family trees of the Egyptian, Greek, and Norse gods and goddesses. Source: Take A Gander At The Family Trees Of Egyptian, Greek, And Norse Gods

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My Favorite Podshows

Lately I’ve been on a Podshow listening kick, and I wanted to share some of my favorites. They run a gamut between writing, Irish, Icelandic, and History. Many of these podcasts have member-only content that you can obtain by becoming

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Misfortune of Song is RELEASED!

Misfortune of Song by Christy Nicholas Book #5 in The Druid’s Brooch Series (works as a stand-alone) IS NOW LIVE! Historical fantasy set in 12th century Ireland ~ Even a soldier cannot fight love ~ In 12th century Ireland, all

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Promise on a Parchment by Moire Criomtainn

It’s rare that I come across a relatively unknown author that blows me away. However, having read the first book by Moire Criomtainn, Tale on a Parchment, I can only bow and say ‘I’m not worthy! I’m not worthy!” .

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The Anglo-Saxon Mappa Mundi – The Archaeology and Metal detecting Magazine

Source: The Anglo-Saxon Mappa Mundi – The Archaeology and Metal detecting Magazine

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In the old Celtic calendar, today is Sheelah’s Day. – Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

In the old Celtic calendar, today is Sheelah’s Day. In ancient Ireland, it was an annual festival to honour the fertility Goddess known as Sheela-na-gig. Naked Sheela-na-gig figures appeared in Iri… Source: In the old Celtic calendar, today is Sheelah’s

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Living Liminally: Saint Patrick, Druids, and Snakes

Source: Living Liminally: Saint Patrick, Druids, and Snakes

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Misfortune of Time is on Contract!

  Misfortune of Time, book #6 in The Druid’s Brooch Series is on contract with my fantastic publisher, Tirgearr Publishing!   The tentative date is set for early July 2018. Stay tuned for more details!   Misfortune of Time Time

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Misfortune of Song is on pre-order!

Misfortune of Song, book five in The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now on pre-order, as of today! Release date is set for April 4, 2018.   Even a soldier cannot fight young love.   In 12th century Ireland, all Maelan

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Brigid’s Day

Flashes of reluctant color pepper her white veil A long, somnolent stretch Heralds the coming of spring’s life The crack of an icicle, The tentative chirp of a sparrow Slush and crunch and drip Is music to my ears.  

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Irish-American Witchcraft: Winter Court Wisdom

We are moving into what is usually the coldest part of winter in my area, and I find myself contemplating the wisdom I have learned from the darker Fey. Source: Irish-American Witchcraft: Winter Court Wisdom

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Release Day for Misfortune of Vision!

Today is release day for Misfortune of Vision by Christy Nicholas Book #4 in The Druid’s Brooch Series Historical fantasy set in 12th century Ireland ~ Prophecy can be dangerous ~ In 12th century Ireland, Orlagh has been Seer to

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Happy Solstice!

Ah, December. The ringing of jingle bells until you want to smash the little buggers whenever they appear, the mad dash for holiday gifts, the dreaded anticipation of hordes of relatives appearing at your doorstep. And yet, it is a

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22 Celtic Winter Solstice Customs & Traditions

Fáilte ort féin, a ghrian nan tráth, ‘S tu siubhal ard nan speur; Do cheumaibh treun air sgéith nan ard, ‘S tu máthair áigh nan reul. Thu laighe síos an cuan na díth Gun díobhail is […] Source: 22 Celtic

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Why Are There Carvings of Women Flashing Their Genitals on Churches Across Europe? | Ancient Origins

The last place one would expect to see an image of a woman flashing her genitals is a church wall, but across Europe, most notably Ireland and Britain, there are dozens of them. Most are old women demonstrating rather exaggerated

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“Cunning Folk”: Witchcraft, Healing and Superstition | Pen and Pension

“Cunning Folk”: Witchcraft, Healing and SuperstitionPosted on November 29, 2017 by William Savage“Wise Woman”(CC) MidnightblueowlIt’s easy to forget that “Cunning Folk” had been a normal part of society from the Middle Ages and continued right through until the start of the

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Unleash your inner Viking!

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2017/11/27/icelandic-portrait-studio-unleash-inner-viking/   At Gudmann Thor’s workplace in Reykjavik, clients rage towards him with a massive Viking sword. Every day.

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