The Guanche people were the first known inhabitants of the Canary Islands. Their myths and legends still resonate through the ages giving small glimpses of these remarkable people. Some of their traditions and folklore still endure adding depth, color, and flavor to the modern culture of the islands. The Gods of Mount Teide: Mythology and […]The Gods of Mount Teide: Mythology and Folklore of Tenerife — Glyn Hnutu-healh: History, Alchemy, and Me
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,
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2021 Movie Draft- Round 1 Pick 5- Hanspostcard selects a SERIES- The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy Series- The Fellowship Of The Ring/ The Two Towers/ The Return Of The King. One of the things I missed in 2020 was going to the cinema to watch movies on the big screen. The last movie my […]2021 MOVIE DRAFT- ROUND 1 PICK 5- HANSPOSTCARD SELECTS- SERIES- THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY SERIES: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING/ THE TWO TOWERS/ THE RETURN OF THE KING — slicethelife
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 […]January 9 – The Feast of Janus — Dinosaurs and Barbarians
I have loved Clannad for many years, the family of musicians from County Donegal in the north west of the Irish Republic. They are most notable for singing folk songs in their native Irish tongue, though not exclusively.
This song comes from their 1987 album ‘Sirius’, probably one of their most ‘commercial’ albums, with some really gorgeous tunes, including this one, ‘Turning Tide’; it speaks volumes to me now all these years later — especially the symbolism and imagery, so appropriate to what is going on in our world at present. Take note of the lyrics.
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