Myth, Lore and Legends of Death Discussions (36)

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Underworld Lore by Porcelain Doll

From all parts of the world come myths and legends about the underworld, a mysterious and shadowy place beyond ordinary human experience.…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Jan 3, 2012

The Ancient Egyptian Concept of the Soul

To the Ancient Egyptians, their soul - their being - were made up of many different parts. Not only was there the physical form, but there…

Started by SunKat

0 Dec 19, 2011

Aokigahara Forest of Suicides (Japan)

Now here would be the place to go for a bet. Spend a night in the suicide forest to win. "The perfect place to die." That's how Aokigahara…

Started by Fae Oonagh

3 Nov 28, 2011
Reply by miyoko canter

The Sourtoe Cocktail Club

  Established in 1973, the Sourtoe Cocktail has become a Dawson City tradition. The original rules were that the toe must be placed in a b…

Started by Fae Oonagh

3 Nov 28, 2011
Reply by miyoko canter

The myth of Samhain: "Celtic god of the dead"

Identifying Samhain as a Celtic Death God is one of the most tenacious errors associated with Halloween. Almost all stories about the orig…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Nov 3, 2011

Danse Macabre

Dance of Death, also variously called Danse Macabre (French), Danza de la Muerte (Spanish), Dansa de la Mort (Catalan), Danza Macabra (Ital…

Started by SunKat

0 Oct 26, 2011

The History Of Samhain And Halloween

Samhain's History Samhain (pronounced Sow-en), dates back to the ancient Celts who lived 2,000 years ago. Contrary to what some believe, is…

Started by SunKat

0 Oct 24, 2011

death in the victorian household- by ೋღDark Fyreღೋ

Victorian Funeral Customs and Superstitions Curtains would be drawn and clocks would be stopped at the time of death. Mirrors were…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Feb 26, 2011

Select Cross-Cultural and Historical Personifications of Death

"Alone of gods Death has no love for gifts,Libation helps you not, nor sacrifice.He has no altar, and hears no hymns;From him alone Persuas…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Feb 19, 2011

The origin of Death by Richard Hooker

   Once there lived two cousins who lived together. Both had wives and each had one son. One morning, one man's child became sick and was…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Feb 9, 2011

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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.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

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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