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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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My Full Trip Report from Iceland, July 2015 – with photos!

I’ve made a 2017 calendar of my Iceland photos! Available on Lulu!   The plan: 15 days around the Ring Road. My husband and I, in our mid-40s. Rent a 4X4 so we can go on the F-Roads. 2-3 nights

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Photos from Alftanes and Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

My journey to Iceland in July and August, 2015, consisted of: 3 nights in Reykjavik 2 nights in Skogar 2 nights near Jökulsárlón 3 nights near Lake Myvatn 3 nights in Holmavik 2 nights in Alftanes In total, I took

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Photos from the Westfjords of Iceland

My journey to Iceland in July and August, 2015, consisted of: 3 nights in Reykjavik 2 nights in Skogar 2 nights near Jökulsárlón 3 nights near Lake Myvatn 3 nights in Holmavik 2 nights in Alftanes In total, I took

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Photographs from Husavik and Lake Myvatn Area, Iceland

My journey to Iceland in July and August, 2015, consisted of: 3 nights in Reykjavik 2 nights in Skogar 2 nights near Jökulsárlón 3 nights near Lake Myvatn 3 nights in Holmavik 2 nights in Alftanes In total, I took

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Photographs from the east coast of Iceland, near Jökulsárlón

My journey to Iceland in July and August, 2015, consisted of: 3 nights in Reykjavik 2 nights in Skogar 2 nights near Jökulsárlón 3 nights near Lake Myvatn 3 nights in Holmavik 2 nights in Alftanes In total, I took

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Photographs from the southeast of Iceland and Landmannalaugar

My journey to Iceland in July and August, 2015, consisted of: 3 nights in Reykjavik 2 nights in Skogar 2 nights near Jokulsarlon 3 nights near Lake Myvatn 3 nights in Holmavik 2 nights in Alftanes In total, I took

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Photos from Reykjavik, Iceland

My journey to Iceland in July and August, 2015, consisted of: 3 nights in Reykjavik 2 nights in Skogar 2 nights near Jokulsarlon 3 nights near Lake Myvatn 3 nights in Holmavik 2 nights in Alftanes In total, I took

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Come away, O Human Child…

Come away, O Human child; To the waters and the wild, with a fairy, hand in hand For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand. — W. B. Yeats **************** Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and

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