The Goddess Whom The Blacksmiths Adored Part One: The Cook-pit of the Carrion Birds

…’This is a cooking-place,’ said Finnachaidh, ‘and it is a long time since it was made.’ ‘That is true,’ said Caoilte, ‘and this is the cooking-place of the Great Queen.’ ⁃ Colloquy of the Ancients (1)

The Hunters of Souls Part Two: Saint Vortigern and The Mystery of the Maniac of the Woods

*** The Hunters of Souls: Part One can be found here: https://theburntthumb.wordpress.com/2020/10/13/the-hunters-of-souls-part-one-an-old-irish-curse/ (I) Giraldus Cambrensis’ Itinerarium Cambriae– 1191 A.D. (H) Nennius’ Historia Brittonum– Between the 9th-11th centuries (V) Geoffrey’s Vita Merlini– 12th century (K) Jocelyn’s Life of St. Kentigern– 12th century (G) Vita sancta Gurthierni– 12th century (L) Lailoken and Kentigern– 15th century (Q) TheContinue reading “The Hunters of Souls Part Two: Saint Vortigern and The Mystery of the Maniac of the Woods”

The Hunters of Souls Part One: An Old Irish Curse

So… as I read more and more excellent posts by fellow bloggers I get more ideas for topics here, and it’s become something of a heaping backlog; I still need to write about the Irish blacksmith goddess, water horses, Edern ap Nudd, portrayals of the cyclops in Celtic literature, and a host of others thingsContinue reading “The Hunters of Souls Part One: An Old Irish Curse”

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