Activities for International Women’s Day: Arthurian Edition

Happy International Women’s Day! Arthurian Legend has a good deal of phenomenal women in it, does it not? I thought about this last night and compiled a list of fun activities to do in honor of Women’s Day (and all month!) inspired by some of the women of the Legend. ❤ Let’s get to celebrating!Continue reading “Activities for International Women’s Day: Arthurian Edition”

Black Voices in Arthurian Legend

Hello, friends! I know it’s been so very long since my last post– but I’m back and looking forward to being more active on here again! As we end Black History Month, I wanted to share a few quick thoughts and some great names that deserve mentioning. 🙂 While the Arthurian Legend is rooted inContinue reading “Black Voices in Arthurian Legend”

Arthurian Tea Collection

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”

“Hawk of May”: Book Discussion

(Listen to this post as a podcast episode here!) 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. ItContinue reading ““Hawk of May”: Book Discussion”

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”

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”

Arthurian Adventure Destinations: Part 1: England

(To listen to this post as a podcast episode, click here!) One of the hardships of this pandemic is the lack of ability to travel. (Especially for those of us in the USA, thanks to those who refuse to wear masks. ) But in the meantime, until it’s safe to travel again, dreaming tends toContinue reading “Arthurian Adventure Destinations: Part 1: England”

“Come and be Welcome.”

“With the opening of any Arthurian book begins a new adventure!” ~ Helen Borrello, Professor of Arthurian Literature (my college professor!) (To listen to this blog post as a Spotify podcast episode, click here!) Why Arthurian legend? Arthurian legend is an entire world in itself. Little kids really do still play “pretend”, pretending to beContinue reading ““Come and be Welcome.””