Mabon Apple-Carrot Harvest Cake Recipe

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”

Celtic Deities and Arthurian Legend

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”

Arthurian Winter Feast Recipes

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”

The Cultural Diversity of the Round Table

The Knights of the Round Table are all known to be perfectly English. For some reason. The first thought that usually comes to mind upon hearing the words, “King Arthur”, is Medieval England. And it should be. It has become an English legend, after all. But Medieval England held much more cultural diversity within itselfContinue reading “The Cultural Diversity of the Round Table”

The Role of the Woman: Then vs. Now

In honor of International Women’s Day, (I’m late but it still counts!) I wanted to discuss the role of the woman in Arthurian legend. It’s changed drastically since the 1180’s, when women started to play a more central part in the tales. From submissive maidens floating around towers to warrior women dominating and bending societalContinue reading “The Role of the Woman: Then vs. Now”

“Come and be Welcome.”

“With the opening of any Arthurian book begins a new adventure!” ~ Helen Borrello, Professor of Arthurian Literature (my college professor!) Why Arthurian legend? Arthurian legend is an entire world in itself. Little kids really do still play “pretend”, pretending to be a cool king who pulls a sword out of a stone. Or aContinue reading ““Come and be Welcome.””