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The Merrow

Merrow are maidens of the sea who wear sealskin cloaks which enable them to travel with the ocean’s currents. They are physically similar to humans in every way only for the webbing between their fingers and their flat feet. 394 more words


Thank You! This is for You.

In Monday’s post, I said that something wonderful was about to happen, at least for me. Well, it happened… today.

I had a little message from WordPress congratulating me on my 500th follower! 251 more words

Irish Mythology

I live in Ireland and I'm a Mythology Addict!

There. I’ve admitted it. I’m addicted to Irish Mythology.

There is no organisation out there, like the AA, which can help people like me. We are left to skulk around the internet, trawling libraries and stalking librarians, to get our hands and eyes on ancient books and archaic documents to feed our addiction. 502 more words


Irish Mythology | The County Cavan Cult of Brigid

Easter is the festival of the pagan Goddess of Spring, Eostre, or Ostara, which was adopted by Christians as the resurrection day of Jesus. In Ireland, the beginning of Spring is celebrated by the festival of Imbolc on February 1st, which also happens to be the feast day of the Goddess Brigid. 892 more words


Irish Mythology | The Art of Combat

The Irish warrior of ancient times may have been an undisciplined killing machine, fighting under the influence of the Riastradh, or battle frenzy, on behalf of his family, his chieftain, or his country, but it may surprise you to know that there was an unwritten code of practice, or chivalry involved in the art of making war. 1,367 more words


Irish Mythology & Ancient Elves: Interpreting ‘Dragon Age’ Lore

The fun thing about interpretation is that, even if the writers didn’t intend to convey something, it can still be gleaned by someone else. We all like to see our experiences reflected in the popular culture we consume, and my long-standing adoration with  1,499 more words


Mini-Syllabus: Irish Mythology

Last year I wrote that I like to read books in coherent clumps. When I pick a book to read, I generally find myself seeking more like it, branching out step by step until I’ve completed what essentially becomes a miniature syllabus. 1,039 more words