“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”

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

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”

“The Squire’s Tales”: Book Discussion

There are so many great Arthurian books series in the world. Some heavily based in Celtic mythology, some based on chivalric romance. Some dark and epic, some flowery and poetic. But I want to take a moment to talk about The Squire’s Tales series by Gerald Morris. A lot of people haven’t heard of itContinue reading ““The Squire’s Tales”: Book Discussion”

“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.””