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

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Queen Boudicca by Knight-Grandmaster de Paul

We know the history of Boudicca through two writers: Tacitus, in "Agricola" (98 CE) and "The Annals" (109 CE), and Dio, in "The Rebellion o…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Jan 9, 2014

The Holly King

The Holly King is – according to many sources on the web – the aspect of the Green Man or Horned God of Celtic mythology that rules over th…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Jan 9, 2014

Celtic Women: Myth and Symbol

The Celtic people have long been an enigma to the world for their historically independent- thinking minds and for their kind of natural…

Started by PerseH ~Staff Wrangler~

1 Jan 9, 2014
Reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things

The Cauldron of Rebirth by Jennifer Emick

Cauldrons figure heavily in Celtic art, ritual, and mythology. Cauldrons were an ever-present ritual item in Celtic religious practices. M…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Jan 8, 2014

Airmid Goddess of Healing

Airmid Goddess of Healing Airmid is a Goddess of Healing most widely known as being a herbalist, and thus, can be connected with green gif…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Jan 8, 2014

Cuchulainn

Cuchulainn is Sometimes referred to as CU CHULAINN, or SETANTA Son of LUGH and DECHTIRE, he carried out numerous heroic deeds, equipped wit…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Jan 7, 2014

Irish Medieval History Under Brehon Law

Under Brehon Law trees were protected and heavy fines were imposed for the destruction of trees based on a hierarchical classification.…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

1 Jan 7, 2014
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The Sidhe as Proto-Celts

In the beginning, a civilization called the Hallstatt Culture was born in Central Europe (in the region comprising Austria, Germany, Czec…

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0 Jan 6, 2014

The Sidhe...and the beliefs of the Indigenous Celtic Peoples: by Merovingians: The Once, The Present, & Future kings

The belief among the Celtic peoples of an invisible realm inhabited by Otherworldly beings known collectively as the Sidhe, is as ancien…

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0 Jan 6, 2014

White Stag by Wild Witch

The white stag is an animal of such rarity that it was revered by the ancient Celts as a messenger from the afterlife. White deer are pot…

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0 Jan 6, 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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