Rome destroyed much of what we might have known of the Druids. What they can’t change is the actions of good men and women, who give us an insight into their lives.
Druidic Culture for most of us conjures up Rome’s spin of Stonehenge, and even mystically cloaked creatures flitting through foggy woods. With so little of who they were after Rome had rewritten their history, an easier avenue might be to discuss the lives of Druidic followers. Those who fought under it’s banners in the years of the Roman conquest of Britain. As is so often the case, the best evidence of their beliefs can often be discovered in the conduct of their personal lives.
Beginning with a figure who looms large in British history, Boadicea, Boudicca, or Boudica, fought under the banner “The Truth Against the World.” Continue reading
Some swords were named, most were handed down for generations. Given by a priest, angel, or other holy figure seems to generally weave itself into the legend.
As early as Biblical times there are references to named swords. Continue reading
Mary of Scots is a tragic figure-was Elizabeth of England the same?
While the tragic story of Elizabeth I condemning the beloved Scottish Queen tugs at our heartstrings; the emotionally broken Queen of England may have felt she could not show mercy.
We have to know something about Elizabeth’s formative years, to understand the years of her reign, as Elizabeth I.
With the final outcome from Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder Scandal, it’s a firm reminder that we have to do more for ourselves where and when we can. Whether their product was the cause of the plaintiffs cancer
(which the courts seem to believe it was), we don’t need to rely on their product or any other; it’s just too simple to make for ourselves. Better still, we can load it with all those amazing herbs and ingredients that assist and nourish our body, So let’s get to it! Continue reading
Lady of Shalott is a famous poem chronicling the life and death of Elaine, fair maid of Astolat. Less known is the story of her brother, and his children, Jack and Jill.
The Water Carriers is more commonly known to us as the lengthy version of the nursery rhyme,
Jack and Jill went up a hill to fetch a pail of water; Jack fell down and broke his crown, and Jill came tumbling after.
Pelagius was a monk who challenged the great machine of the Roman Catholic Church. His beliefs and followers were so wide spread that he could not be ignored.
Pelagius was generally labled a monk, but it is unknown whether or not he was a Roman Catholic since his teachings were so generally Celtic Christian in nature. What we have of Pelagius writing and life are sparse. Born in Wales, this one man created a wave of revolution in the land of the Gauls (modern day France), Scotland, Wales and most of Europe.
The time of Pelagius was filled with a great deal of unrest, Continue reading
Legend abounds in Scotland, and the story of Donald Oig who defeats an Itallian for the English in London, is a fun classic.
Now Donald Oig was often called “The King’s Man”, his loyalty to King Charles I was already proven at the Trot of Turriff. Donald had gone to London in the year 1640 of his own accord not knowing that King Charles, in desperation, was also requesting his help in that same place, and offering a purse full of gold for help with an Italian swordsman. It was during that trip that he was waylaid by a drummer on the streets of London. The servant issued his Italian master’s challenge to all within the sound of his voice to battle. It was said that none could defeat him. In fact it was reputed that he was the greatest swordsman in Europe. Continue reading
A Viking woman was never to be trifled with, as her own story tells. If Sigrid the Haughty, a Queen of Sweden, put her mind to something, nothing could stand in her way
Sigrid the Haughty, believed by some to be an amalgamation of several women, has none the less a fierce reputation in history books. Continue reading
In Hrolf Kraki, The Volsung Saga tellsof Britain’s famous medieval King In ancient poetry there are some interesting parallels to the famous medieval legend of King Arthur.
Found in the Icelandic legends of the fourteenth century, The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki gives us an early look at Arthuria, this legend of the son of Uther, the “Battle Bear” of medieval times. Continue reading
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) is literally at the top of my list for healing any topical injury! Comfrey is a perennial herb that will grow best when placed in full sun or partial shade. Continue reading