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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. Advertisements

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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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NaNoWriMo 2017 WON!

And that’s a wrap! . This was the first time I’d ever tried NaNoWriMo, and I just crossed the 50,000 word mark for November. Of course, 27,000 words were finishing up Misfortune of Time (because my muse can’t read a

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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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My Journey to Rjúkandi on Vimeo

Rjúkandi,

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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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Iceland trip

We woke up on our penultimate day to torrential rain, hail and gale force winds. From what I understand this was nothing by Icelandic standards but it was the worst we had experienced. I like to think that Iceland was

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Iceland 2017 Calendar Now Live!

I have an Iceland Calendar for 2017! Available on Lulu HERE   Some of the photos included in the calendar:            ***** I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and a contemporary romance based

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Ten Icelandic Sagas you may not have heard of

Many readers will know some of these Icelandic sagas, such as Egil’s Saga or Njal’s Saga, but the Icelandic writers penned dozens of these stories. Here are ten sagas that you may not have heard of, but offer a fascinating

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26 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Iceland – Blog of Hammad Rais

Iceland is amazing. No, wait! Not just amazing, Iceland is breathtakingly amazing and is full of nature’s wonder. Ellen Burne went on an amazing trip to Iceland last year, sharing detailed in… Source: 26 Pictures That Will Make You Want

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My Locations at the DragonCon Art Show

Labor Day Weekend is Nerdigras in Atlanta, Georgia! 80,000+ geeks and sundry nerds descend upon 5 downtown Atlanta hotels and have a geekfest. I will, as always, have my beaded jewelry and photoprints at the Dragoncon Art Show, located in the Hyatt, two

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Ravens, Icelandic mythology and folklore | IceNews – Daily News

Source: Ravens, Icelandic mythology and folklore | IceNews – Daily News

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Huldufólk (Elves) in Icelandic and Faroese folklores

Read a brief article on the ‘huldufólk’ (sometimes referred to as ‘elves’), supernatural beings in Icelandic and Faroese folklores. Source: Huldufólk (Elves) in Icelandic and Faroese folklores

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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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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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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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Galdrastafir: Icelandic Magical Staves and Symbols – Ægishjálmur, Vegvísir, Lukkustafir and others

Galdrastafir history, meaning and use in grimoires, charms, and tattoos, with particular focus on Ægishjálmur, Vegvísir and the Lukkustafir Source: Galdrastafir: Icelandic Magical Staves and Symbols – Ægishjálmur, Vegvísir, Lukkustafir and others

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From High Places

Some people have a fear of high places, or open skies.   I don’t.   I love climbing the mountain and looking out to what the earth holds for me. Vistas over the ocean, sunlight dancing on the waves far

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Iceland Calendar 2016

Would you like a 2016 calendar with photos I’ve taken on my July trip? I’ve created a print-on-demand Lulu calendar just for you! ********* Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and

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Small Business Saturday is here!

It’s Small Business Saturday! Come check out my jewelry at Handmade at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/handmade/Green-Dragon-Artist… Or, if you prefer my photography, I have lots I’ve taken in Scotland, England, and Ireland on http://www.greendragonartist.com. For Iceland photos, see my blog post here. Email me for

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