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Beyond Good and Eva

I’m way behind on my book reviews, but I want to space them out a bit. That might mean I’ll finish another book or two before writing them all, but that’s the way these things go sometimes. I’d earlier read … Continue reading

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I Have Seen the Sleeping Knights of Jesus

As I mentioned in my review, Alan Garner’s Alderley Edge fantasies incorporate a local legend about sleeping knights. The story has it that a farmer from Mobberley set out to Macclesfield to sell a horse. An old man near the … Continue reading

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Eat Fruit, Live Forever

The idea of fruit bestowing immortality, or at least longevity, is a common one in mythology and folklore. In Norse mythology, the gods are said to eat apples that restore their youth. The fruit can’t entirely prevent them from dying, … Continue reading

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Fortune Smiles Upon Thee

The idea of the world of the dead as a physical location was quite common in ancient cultures, and more or less still persists today. It’s still common to think of Heaven as being up in the sky and Hell … Continue reading

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Tales and Tails

This week’s myth begins with a fairy named Pressyne, who lived in a forest during the Crusades. When Elynas, the King of Scotland, found this fairy, he proposed marriage to her. She agreed, but only on the condition that he … Continue reading

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