Category Archives: Celtic

The Shapelessness of Things to Come

I haven’t been doing too many mythology posts recently, but here’s a short one. The Brollachan is an amorphous monster from Scottish mythology. While it has no regular shape, it does have visible red eyes and a mouth. It is … Continue reading

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Ys Into It

One myth I’d heard of before and didn’t really know any of the details was that of Ys (pronounced like “ease”), sometimes called Ker-Ys, a sunken city in Brittany, France. Picture by Laura Csajagi There’s a series of video games … Continue reading

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No Beef with Aengus

Aengus Og, or Aengus the Younger, is an Irish deity associated with love and creativity. There are said to be four birds constantly flying around his head. Aengus was the son of an illicit affair between the Dagda and Boann, … Continue reading

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Reaching Across the Aisle

The Acts of Simon Magus in the First Century AD: A Search in Secret Egypt, by Glendenning Cram – I read a review copy of this after the author commented on my blog post on Simon Magus, and announced that … Continue reading

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Strange Women Lying in Ponds Distributing Swords

While the Lady of the Lake is an important figure in the Arthurian mythos, there doesn’t appear to be much agreement about various aspects of the character, including her name and how many of her there actually were. At various … Continue reading

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Many Monsters

I recently finished reading the book Monster, by A. Lee Martinez, which includes a lot of different mythological monsters. Some are quite familiar, like the sphinx and the hydra, while others are rather more obscure. I’m going to look at … Continue reading

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I Left My Soul in San Francisco

Weird Al: The Book, by Nathan Rabin with Al Yankovic – Weird Al has been highly influential on my tastes in both music and humor, so it’s a shame there hadn’t been a book about him. Well, actually, there was … Continue reading

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