Tree, they say you’d have a story to tell; the things you must have seen unrecorded by Man, his story not being the same. But why should you tell me? If Odin was nailed to you for days and nights, his self imposed agony for insight and divination, then why should I find those runes among this moss and muck? I’d have to stay here a lifetime, my back to the bark to hear the whole tale, whispered softly on the wind around your mangled roots, through these open spaces, your gentle spirit’s presence — amid the silence of seasons, of years.
January is the month of Janus, the ancient Roman god of new beginnings and the patron god of windows and doors – yes, I’m serious. He is depicted as a man with a double face, able to look forwards and backwards at the same time. This symbolizes reflecting on the past and looking towards the […]
Is it Mars, or Ares, this armour of God? Or maybe Woden nailed to the ashtree, reaching for runes falling to the ground? This present paradigm emasculates me, turning warriors in fugitives — truth into myth
In many societies death needed a servant that would guide or bring the soul of the deceased to the place of the afterlife. Such servants were called psychopomps and presented here is a brief discussion of two psychopomps from Breton folklore and mythology.
In this work we will briefly discuss human relationships with animals followed by a look at the main structure of the tale tale type of The Faithful Hound. Three examples of such tales from different countries will be retold before concluding with a few reflections that may offer a deeper insight into the story.
When uncertainty pours life’s shattered beaker When normalcy, once was a friend; now a stranger And comfort’s companion; unsweetened comfiture. When building the temple of an expected future – Like jackhammering Herculean rock to Poseidon – Chisels invisible smoke into sculptures hidden. But – Blazing a new trail has never been, nor, ever is easy […]
The strongest quality Blackbeard had were his ability to terrify others. It was a skill that allowed him to be a successful pirate without having to spill a lot of blood. He had a long black beard that would cover his whole face giving him a very menacing appearance. He is known for being one […]