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Blackberries grow wild throughout the majority of Europe and there is some evidence from the Haraldskaer Woman that they were eaten up to 2500 years ago. 1,142 more words

Plant Lore

It's the Stars Will Be Our Lamps-Alan Walsh

In a scattered story narrated by a Puca (a mythical being capable of shape-shifting, invisibility, seeing the future, and being in multiple places at the same time – reminds me a bit of Q), the mystery of a local murder carries Conall Donoghue on a long trek across the countryside and back again. 139 more words


Phuuka: Character Creature Creation

Here is a design of a creature I called a Phuuka. It was done as part of an assignment to combine both a human and animal together to create a creature. 53 more words


The Luck Penny



A.C. Hadden, 1893;

‘If an animal is sold on a Sunday the Wicklow people will not take a luck-penny*.’

*As part of a transaction, particularly when buying livestock, a “luck penny” was often returned to the purchaser as a sign of good will.





The Púca, and Blackberries after Hallowe'en

Monaghan, 1 November –

Henry Morris in 1915, recounting beliefs from his Childhood in the Farney Barony;

‘Nice ripe blackberries are sweet and palatable; but hungry boys and girls will eat blackberries that are neither sweet of palatable. 95 more words


Puca came early

Our berry patches usually give us the first sign of the end of summer. For weeks straight, we’re able to pick more berries than fit in the freezer, usually until the first frost.This year was really tough on the berry plants though. 301 more words


The Astrology of Bernie Sanders

Dear Mystic,

As promised, I present to your pupils the Astrology of Bernie Sanders, candidate for President of the United States.  You recall that I previously outlined the birth charts of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  902 more words