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Tri Cuirn o Cormac ua Cuinn – The Three Goblets of Cormac grandson of Conn

Today I’d like to offer a shorter translation piece for you: Cuirn sin tucad do Cormac u Cuinn dar muir Feacht n-ann do luid Aedh Oirdnidhi mac Neill Frosaidh mic Fearghuile mic Maile Duin do ordugud fer cuigid Connacht. Do luid dar Eas Ruaidh ocus do baithed a fuis meisi ocus a cuirnn ann. Tainic […]

Online Fairy Resources

I’ve posted various recommended reading lists before but I thought it would be both helpful and fun to post a selection of assorted links to online resources for the subject of fairylore here that don’t fall into the realm of ‘recommended reading’. There are after all other media one can look to for education on […]

Magic in Motion – Circles and Compasses in Folklore

The idea that movement in magic has significance is of course an old one and can be found in both folk magic and folklore. In witchcraft we see this reflected in the idea of casting a circle and in some forms of modern traditional witchcraft in casting the compass*, and we also find the idea […]

Following in the Tracks of Hooves – a Pilgrimage in Ireland

Sheep tracks at Healy Pass I’m just back from a recent trip to Ireland, helping co-facilitate a tour for Land, Sea, Sky Travel to the Beara peninsula. Most of the tour, of course, was focused on that job of facilitating for the people on the tour, but I had my own moments of experience as […]

Upcoming Releases 2018

The second half of 2018 is going to be busy for me with published pieces being released, and since I often have people asking me what I have coming out and when I thought it might be helpful to recap here. August 31, 2018 – Seven Ages of the Ages. An anthology by Moon Books […]

Translation – Compert Mongan

Below is a new translation I’ve done of a section of the Conception of Mongan. It’s a very interesting story and I quite like this version which focuses more on Fiachna’s wife perspective than the other common story.  COMPERT MONGAN… Asbertsa dagní didiu ar atá do chéle i ngúais már. Tucad fer húathmar ara chend nad forsabatár […]

Odin and the Wild Hunt – Excerpt from ‘Pagan Portals Odin’

The following is an excerpt from my recently released book ‘Pagan Portals Odin’ Cover art by Ashley Bryner “The Wild HuntThe Wild Hunt is a group of spectral horsemen who ride the air at night, accompanied by hounds and horses, and led by a fearsome Huntsman (or in some cases Huntswoman). The Hunt is found […]

Aspects of the Táin

Editor: J.P. Mallory Publisher: December Publications Published: 1992 ISBN: 0951706829 Pages: 159 Review: This is one of those must read books that you should read along side The Táin. It starts with … Continue reading…

Inside the Táin

Full Title: Inside the Táin – Exploring Cú Chulainn, Fergus, Ailill, and Medb Author: Doris Edel Publisher: Cruach Bhán Publications Published: 2015 ISBN: 978-3-942002-20-2 Pages: 371, including 2 Appendices, Works Cited and Index Synopsis: This is the first literary-critical study of the Táin Bó Cúailnge in its entirety, and as an autonomous literary work. Continue […]

Possession by Fairies or Elves

I’ll note as I begin that I will in this article be using the terms elf and fairy synonymously, as general terms for Otherworldly beings. This reflects the generalized use of the terms in the source material I’m referencing in writing this. For those who prefer to see the terms as applying to specific beings, […]

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