Of Swords and Magic: History, Myth and the Continuation of Arthurian Legend
Welcome to your newest source of Arthuriana!
The stories of King Arthur give us a sense of hope; they give us adventure, inspiration, magic and absolute triumph over darkness against all odds. These stories have themes that will always be relevant and lessons that will always be important. That’s why I will never stop analyzing and discussing it. ❤ Welcome to my rambling spot!
Read some blog posts, listen to a podcast episode, buy some tea, check out some inspiration boards…step back into a time of swords and magic. Enjoy!
It’s here! Many of you already know about the collection of loose leaf teas I’ve been selling on Etsy. For those who don’t: Of Swords and Magic officially has a tea collection! It’s available here but I figured I’d share a quick little bit about each of the blends on the blog. Each one isContinue reading “Arthurian Tea Collection”
So I finally finished Gillian Bradshaw’s Hawk of May this week. I have to sing its praises for a brief minute! This 5th century tale is steeped in British history and culture, with a simple yet riveting plot line and a delicious touch of magic. It seems like the Arthurian audience is divided in halfContinue reading ““Hawk of May”: Book Discussion”
Happy first day of fall and Blessed Mabon, y’all! Mabon is the celebration of the arrival of autumn, falling each year on the fall equinox. The name “Mabon” derives from the name of the Welsh god of light, Mabon ap Modron, son of the Earth Mother goddess, Modron (or Matrona). Modron is believed by some toContinue reading “Mabon Apple-Carrot Harvest Cake Recipe”
Hi, friends! So sorry for the huge gap in between posts. A lot’s been going on in my life but we’re finally getting back to a semi-normal schedule! Which means it’s time to get back to researching and writing more Arthurian legend! ❤ So, let’s talk mythology. It’s no secret that Arthurian legend stems fromContinue reading “Celtic Deities and Arthurian Legend”
If there’s one thing that King Arthur does well in every version of the legend, it’s hosting a feast. Whether it’s for Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Pentecost, Easter, Beltane, Midsummer, or literally any wedding, Arthur knows how to plan a BOMB banquet. Just take a look at Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Le MorteContinue reading “Arthurian Winter Feast Recipes”
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