June 2020

The Feast of the Nine Maidens: A Christian Feast or a Pagan Memory

2020-10-15T18:15:24+00:00

The 18th of June is the Feast Day of the Nine Maidens in Scotland. But who were these women? Did they ever exist? Were they Christian reworkings of an ancient religion tied to Goddess worship? What is the connection between the Nine Maidens, the Cailleach and Brìde? What is their connection with Edinburgh and King [...]

The Feast of the Nine Maidens: A Christian Feast or a Pagan Memory2020-10-15T18:15:24+00:00

May 2020

The Battle of Dún Nechtain: The Beginninig of the Scottish Nation

2020-10-15T18:59:48+00:00

As the Battle of Dún Nechtain was taking place, a strange incident occurred in Carlisle.  Iurminburg, Queen of Bernicia, sought refuge in a Nunnery which her sister governed as Abbess. Where else was a woman supposed to find solace when their menfolk were at war? That day she had a visitor, the recently appointed Bishop [...]

The Battle of Dún Nechtain: The Beginninig of the Scottish Nation2020-10-15T18:59:48+00:00

December 2018

The Tale of Maelbrigte the Tooth

2020-10-16T18:42:52+00:00

In 874 AD Maelbrigte the Tooth appeared from the shadows of Scottish history. Little is recorded of his life: most of what is known concerns his death. This is an account of Viking treachery and duplicity, of a Scottish army, crushed and of poetic justice. Maelbrigte: The Pict During Maelbrigte’s lifetime he would have witnessed [...]

The Tale of Maelbrigte the Tooth2020-10-16T18:42:52+00:00
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