Celtic History, Lore, Fact & Fun Discussions (139)

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Red Lion (ie Gryphon) Rampant...Standard of Scotland:

(Pictured: Royal Standard of Scotland Lion Rampant of Scotland Banner of the King of Scots;Red (Gules) lion rampant with blue (Azure) cla…

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0 Feb 17, 2014

Pictish Carved Symbol Stones Reveal Iron Age Written Language by Val Williamson, PhD

The Picts were an Iron Age society that existed in Scotland from ca AD 300–843. Picts are recorded in the writings of their contemporaries,…

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1 Feb 17, 2014
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The Morriganby Jennifer Emick

These Celtic earth goddesses were not sweet earth mothers by any means. While they represented the fertility of the land and the nurture of…

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3 Feb 14, 2014
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Aonghus.

Aonghus. (I) Of the six prominent characters in Irish myth who bear the name Aonghus, it is the love god, Aonghus O'g, who first comes to m…

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0 Feb 10, 2014

St. Michael and Belanus (Belanos)...The Celtic Sun-God:

Belenos alias Beli Mawr Celtic God of the Sun Belenos, later known as Beli Mawr (the Great), was the Celtic God of the Sun, representing…

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0 Feb 8, 2014

TUATHA DE DANAAN by Knight-Grandmaster de Paul

 TUATHA DE DANAANThe Tuatha De Danaan are known throughout ancient Ireland as the people of the goddess Dana/Danu (also known as mother). T…

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3 Feb 7, 2014
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Something for our Druids :) by Betuel-Lilith Sairalindë Elanessë

Stanway / England - English archaeologists have for the first time archaeological evidence for the existence of the legendary Celtic pries…

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0 Jan 29, 2014

Celtic Christianity and Divination by Bre Geier

The most extraordinary example of divination among Celtic people is found in the writing of Alexander Carmichael. Traveling throughout the…

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0 Jan 26, 2014

Celtic Folklore Regarding Plants & Herbs by Bre Geier

Until fairly recently, in Irish and Scottish rural society it was believed that sickness and disease were caused by the fairies. A remedy…

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0 Jan 25, 2014

The Druid Alphabet by Christine Narducci

The Druid Alphabet was used for communication, sacred purposes and divination. Each consonant of the Alphabet represented a moon cycle; the…

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0 Jan 23, 2014

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.

 

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Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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