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”

“Hawk of May”: Book Discussion

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”

Celtic Deities and Arthurian Legend

Celtic Deities and Arthurian Legend An in-depth exploration of the connection between Celtic gods and Arthurian characters 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 andContinue 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”

Arthurian Adventure Destinations: Part 1: England

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 to give us hope! I know I, at least, always feel betterContinue reading “Arthurian Adventure Destinations: Part 1: England”

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”

“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.””