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The Sea King's wife

Creeping in at the last minute with my own story for this week’s challenge.

I told him there was no point, that she would not be coming back. 270 more words


Dian Cecht - Mythology's Most Terrible Father?

Most people think that the crown of worst father in all of mythology belongs to Zeus. Those people are wrong.

After Nuada, king of the Tuatha De Dannan, loses a hand he’s forced to step down, thanks to a law saying that the King of Ireland had to be unblemished. 589 more words

If Women Rose Rooted...

Along with many of you, I’m something of a bookaholic – occasionally I write here about the latest stash waiting to be devoured (indeed as luck would have it, the… 664 more words


Sharon Blackie on the path out of our modern wasteland

“The world is in crisis”, says Sharon Blackie, author of If Women Rose Rooted, and possessor of one of the calmest voices I’ve ever heard. 896 more words


Niamh of the Golden Hair by Judith Shaw

Niamh (meaning ‘bright’ or ‘radiant’) of the Golden Hair, one of the Tuatha de Danann and daughter of Mannanan mac Lir, Celtic God of the Sea, was Queen in the land of Tír na nÓg (pronounced Tear na Noge), the most famous of the Celtic Otherworlds. 954 more words



A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I wrote a quartet of fantasy books set in ancient Ireland and starring a charismatic, slightly-dangerous, and not entirely human creature…  Cormac mac Airt was inspired by a medieval King of Ireland of the same name, and I loved creating him. 893 more words

Fantasy Reads - `The Island of the Mighty'

This week I’m recommending another novel inspired by Celtic mythology. “The Island of the Mighty” is based on one of the ancient Welsh stories from the collection known as “The Mabinogion” (see my post of November 2012). 1,174 more words

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