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What Did The Vikings Eat

Originally posted on RecipeReminiscing:
We know little of the recipes from the Viking era, but knows a lot about the ingredients the Vikings had at their disposal through archaeological excavations. It is among others found “remnants” of food in pans…

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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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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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Jolabokaflod: Meet Your Favorite New Holiday Tradition 

Embrace Iceland’s “Yule Book Flood” this season and give your loved ones books to read on Christmas Eve. It’s a tradition worth passing along.   http://www.readitforward.com/essay/article/jolabokaflod-meet-favorite-new-holiday-tradition/

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2018 Calendars are ready!

I’ve prepared FIVE different calendars for Ireland for 2018. Available for purchase HERE! Religious Ireland 2018 Calendar Irish Coasts 2018 Calendar Essential Ireland 2018 Calendar Neolithic Ireland 2018 Calendar Ireland Buildings 2018 Calendar REVISED! I’ve added more calendars! Iceland 2018

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Misfortune of Vision is on pre-order!

Misfortune of Vision book #4 in The Druid’s Brooch Series is on pre-order! While this is book 4 in the series, each novel works as a stand-alone. This is the first book in the middle trilogy, set in 12th century

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#FactCheck: It’s on the internet, so it must be true. Right?

Originally posted on The Tepe Telegrams:
Recently we got a couple of notes and comments regarding a number of finds supposedly attributed to the early Neolithic site of Göbekli Tepe. Finds we surprisingly never addressed or mentioned or published anyway.…

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XVI – Last Round of Edits and Cover Art

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . Now that the first round of edits were submitted and read through, I

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The History Girls: Corhampton Church – a Saxon gem in Provincia Meanwarorum

Source: The History Girls: Corhampton Church – a Saxon gem in Provincia Meanwarorum

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Scottish Folk Magic & the Dead | Introduction

There is a seldom explored thread of an idea that needs woven into a larger narrative. That of Scottish Folk magic and older practices relating to ancestors, the Sidhe and animism and not so much deity as some of us

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#Fairies, #Myths, & #Magic Author Spotlight Guest Posts – “All You Need To Do Is Believe,” by Judy E. Martin

Source: #Fairies, #Myths, & #Magic Author Spotlight Guest Posts – “All You Need To Do Is Believe,” by Judy E. Martin

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Never Cross an Irish Fairy | Suzanne’s Mom’s Blog

Photo: Irish History In Ireland and elsewhere, a ring of mushrooms is thought to be a fairy ring. Turtle Bunbury posts lots of interesting stories about Ireland on Facebook, and recently he shared … Source: Never Cross an Irish Fairy

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Art Prints and Other Products by Judy Mastrangelo #2 ~ FANTASY

Originally posted on Judy Mastrangelo:
Are you looking for something special this year? Why don’t you check out some of the great products currently for sale by artist and author Judy Mastrangelo. You can check out her FANTASTIC new products. Act…

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Singing contest – please vote!

My dear friend, Susan Young, is in a singing contest – and the prize is a trip to Ireland! Please go checkout the entries and vote!   She is singing the eternal classic tune, Siúil A Rún   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMDVEST3J_oxoktlgKVfCreqY3J1XIlsSM-8iCDNNBSz8Paw/viewform  

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The difference between Irish Fairy Forts, Ráth and Lios | Irish Imbas Books

The difference between Irish Fairy Forts, Ráth and Lios Source: The difference between Irish Fairy Forts, Ráth and Lios | Irish Imbas Books

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Sunday at DragonCon 2017

Today was my beading workshop and the steampunk masquerade ball.   https://greendragonartist.net/2017/08/30/first-night-at-dragoncon-2017/   https://greendragonartist.net/2017/09/01/thursday-dragoncon-2017/   https://greendragonartist.net/2017/09/01/dragoncon-day-3-2017/   https://greendragonartist.net/2017/09/02/dragoncon-2017-saturday/   https://greendragonartist.net/2017/09/03/saturday-dragoncon-2017-saturday-night/   https://greendragonartist.net/2017/09/04/sunday-at-dragoncon-2017/

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Saturday DragonCon 2017 Saturday night

Yet more costumes! I did go to a writing workshop about adding myths into your story. Met a lovely man with a great Captain Grimm cosplay. Then went out with the Greek Pantheon to people-watch, dance at the rave, and

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DragonCon 2017 Saturday

So many costumes! https://greendragonartist.net/2017/08/30/first-night-at-dragoncon-2017/   https://greendragonartist.net/2017/09/01/thursday-dragoncon-2017/   https://greendragonartist.net/2017/09/01/dragoncon-day-3-2017/   https://greendragonartist.net/2017/09/02/dragoncon-2017-saturday/   https://greendragonartist.net/2017/09/03/saturday-dragoncon-2017-saturday-night/   https://greendragonartist.net/2017/09/04/sunday-at-dragoncon-2017/

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DragonCon day 3 2017

Today started with finishing up my art show setup and the first day of the show. I had a good sales day but had to run at 4 for a panel on marketing your book. Then I went to the

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Thursday DragonCon 2017

It used to be that Thursday was just the day before the con. You got in town and did some people watching and then rested in preparation for Friday. Not anymore. Now Wednesday is that day and Thursday is a

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