Camelot 14

Camelot
I often wondered why historians referred to the JFK’s presidency as ‘Camelot.’ Camelot was Arthur’s capital, and like everything to do with Arthur, its origins are shrouded in mystery. No one is sure where the name came from. There is no consistent spelling in early manuscripts: which is not unusual. Some suggest it might be ...

Who was Arthur? 21

Who was Arthur?
This is a companion piece to Arthur: King or Pawn on Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord: Variety is the Spice of Life   As we saw the more historians try to track down King Arthur, the more he slips through their fingers. ’On the Ruin and Conquest of Britain’ (De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae), by the British monk ...

Fantastic Beasts & where to… 3 13

Fantastic Beasts & where to… 3
Palug’s Cat The North Wales holiday island of Anglesey seems a funny place for an ABC to roam. ABC: Alien Big Cat. Not one that came down in a flying saucer; although believe me people claim to see all sorts. And it must be said, Anglesey does have a nuclear power plant so I suppose ...

Psychopomp 1

Psychopomp
Have you ever wondered what a psychopomp was? What do you mean no! If you think the fact you just don’t care is ever going to stop me telling you, then think again! A psychopomp is an animal or person that guides the newly dead to the afterlife. In Greek and Roman mythology it was ...
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