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The White Raven

I’m not going to lie (as much of the characters did in this book), but I really disliked it. Not to sound too self-congratulatory, but I feel like giving myself a pat on the back for finishing this book. 246 more words

Sun god Lugh Lamhfada "Lightning-Flash" Celtic mythology


Lugh’s name has been interpreted as deriving from the Proto-Indo-European root *leuk- “flashing light” and he is often surrounded by solar imagery so from Victorian times he has often been considered a sun god similar to the Greco-Roman Apollo though historically he is only ever equated with Mercury. 607 more words


Lit Tuesday: Irish Mythology

I thought about doing a bunch of research for this topic, but now that I no longer have a university library of peer-reviewed articles at my fingertips, I wasn’t really sure where to start looking. 485 more words

Lit Tuesday

Dream-Vision-Ram: Dying & Rebirth

I woke up this morning with a dream as vivid as if I were awake when I had it.  It was not what most people would call a good dream. 1,586 more words

Alternative Therapies

Welsh Folklore: Llyn Cwm Llwch, the Invisible Island of the Tylwyth Teg and other Legends

Llyn Cwm Llwch is a small Welsh lake that is situated in the Brecon Beacons of Powys. It is associated with some rather strange legends and folklore, three of which I will discuss. 339 more words

Welsh Folklore: The Legend of the Lady of Llyn y Fan Fach

In Wales, legends of encounters with the Otherworld are never far away. One such legend is associated with Llyn y Fan Fach, a lake located on the northern side of the Black Mountain in Carmarthenshire. 503 more words

Imbolc - Celtic Sun Goddess Brighid

Goddess of Fire and Fertility

Imbolc celebrates the Goddess in her incarnation as the Bride of the returning Sun God. For the celebration of Imbolc, many candles are lit to symbolise the return of light and heat represented by the Sun God. 108 more words