This’ll confuse a few. Y Gododdin That famous Medieval Welsh poem talks about the last stand of 300 Britons at Catraeth. Catraeth could be Catterick in North Yorkshire. A spit and a hop from Northumberland and Hadrian’s Wall. Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?
A wicker man was a large wicker statue reportedly used by the ancient Druids (priests of Celtic paganism) for sacrifice by burning it in effigy. The main evidence for this practice is one sentence in Julius Caesar’s Commentary on the Gallic war, which modern scholarship has linked to an earlier writer, Poseidonius. Modern archaeological research has not yielded much evidence of human sacrifice among the Celts, […]
Book One The prologue establishes an audience and a speaker, who defines himself by location, education, occupation, and his kinship with the philosophers Plutarch and Sextus of Chaeronea. The narrator journeys to Thessaly on business. On the way, he runs into Aristomenes and an unnamed traveler. The unnamed traveler refuses to believe Aristomenes’ story. The narrator insults the […]
I’ve done Macbeth here so many times in so many ways. GB 29th of May 2019 : “Most Sacrilegious Murder…” said by MacDuff I went back to Barbara Erskine a couple of days ago and took down Kingdom of Shadows. BTW : I met Barbara in Lincoln and used to have contact with her via […]
I’m noticing a pattern. Certain Moon phases fall into the sign that is opposite the current sun sign. Like now. The Full Moon tomorrow (Buck/Thunder Moon) is in Aquarius. The sign opposite Aquarius is Leo. The sun is now in Leo. The constellation Leo is associated with the mythological Nemean lion. The lion is a […]
Nine Tenths of the World will refuse to listen to this (going on the recent yt vibe) because of the Snotty, Untrustworthy, Know-IT-All English accent. Not my problem :o) P.S. She wasn’t backwards at coming forwards, was she ?
At the risk of sounding all hinkydinky and hippytrippy, I’ve always known that this was my last shot at this stuff. That the curtain would fall when I do. My only EVER truly desperate wish was to have children. And I have. I can go (when I go) happy and fulfilled. This is probably the […]
Let’s start with Dandelion Dead…oops, my mistake…Daedalion. Father of a beautiful daughter (in GREEK MYTH) who died after the attentions of both Apollo and Hermes , to whom she bore children. Daughter, Chione, was killed by a jealous and vengeful Artemis who shot an arrow through her tongue. To silence and deny her a life. […]
Himself has been working by here today. Apparently, he’s taken tons of photos for me to look at. His best line was one stolen from Eddie and Ritchie in Bottom : There’s loads of pencil-tangles in here. Translated as PEN-tacles. Well, love. That’ll be why it’s called THE DEMON CHURCH. Yes? He called them PAGANS. […]
For once, the TV series led me to the books. I adore John Thaw and Kevin Whately and this whole series. I’ve also read all of Colin Dexter’s books. This is the first book and the first programme. “The Dead of Jericho” is the first instalment of the Inspector Morse TV series starring John Thaw and Kevin Whately (as Detective Sergeant Lewis). Colin Dexter also […]