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Merry Beltaine!

Merry Beltane! Beltane evokes images of Maypole dancing and pagan delight. And well it should! Beltaine, Beltane, or Lá Bealtaine in the Irish, is a Gaelic festival celebrating the halfway point between the spring equinox (March 21) and the summer solstice (June

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Viking Music? New CD of Viking age music climbs the charts – Medievalists.net

Can one recreate the music of the Viking age? A newly released CD called Ice and Longboats: Ancient Music of Scandinavia hopes to do so, and has already earned praise from reviewers and risen into the top 20 of the

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The ancient music and instruments of Ireland (PHOTOS) | IrishCentral.com

Five archaeological finds that reflect the evolution of Irish music. Source: The ancient music and instruments of Ireland (PHOTOS) | IrishCentral.com

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Falling Leaves Native American Festival

I attended my first powwow this weekend. I had a fantastic time! . To be honest, I was a bit concerned about the reception my jewelry would get. I do seedbead weaving, but not in a Native American tradition. I

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Secrets of Carreg Cennen Revealed – living+eucatastrophe

Carreg Cennen, a twelfth-century castle eventually brought to ruin during the War of the Roses, guards the top of a limestone cliff just outside the village of Trap in the Brecon Beacons. At the ba… Source: Secrets of Carreg Cennen

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Seven days in the Viking age – a summary of The Viking Way – The Viking Way

A true living history project! One year ago, the project managers of Trondheim Vikinglag decided to make an event where reenactors and living history enthusiasts could gather to get back to the basics of what and why we are engaged

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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 Transformative Power of Myth and Folk Tales – #FolkloreThursday

Myths and folk tales are an ancient legacy: the legacy of many millennia of human interaction with the land which gives us life, and with the non-human others who occupy it with us. Source: The Transformative Power of Myth and

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Soundweaving: Artist Converts Folk Embroidery Patterns into Paper Scores for Music Boxes | Colossal

How wonderful! Sound out of woven patterns…   Soundweaving is a recent project by Hungarian design student Zsanett Szirmay that turns patterns used in traditional folk embroidery into music by translating them into laser-cut punch cards fed through a custom

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Scottish Witchcraft: Background and Practices

Most of the people tried for witchcraft were accused without reason. But many made their living as a midwife or healer. What were some of the medicinal methods of these witches? Source: Scottish Witchcraft: Background and Practices

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