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Ynys Witrin

treesofthewood-0018“Isle of Glass” – the historic name for Glastonbury, aka the mystical isle of Avalon.

Anyone who is a fan of Arthurian legend is familiar with the legends of Avalon.  It is the place between worlds where rests King Arthur who waits for a time of great need to return to this world and lead once again.

For Christianity, the significance of Glastonbury seems to begin with the story that the first Christian church was founded by Joseph of Arimathea.  Further figures of religious importance are said to have visited Glastonbury and the abbey erected there, from Saint Patrick of Ireland to Saint David of Wales. Continue reading Ynys Witrin

Witchy Wednesday: Lore

The second task for Witchy Wednesday is to post about a story or myth from folklore.  There are so many stories I’m fond of, it was hard to choose just one.  At some point, I would like to put together a book of myths and stories for my daughter, so I even considered using this as an opportunity to write my own creation story – but I think I’ll let that one wait for another time.

Since it’s the planting season, and I’m feeling particularly green lately, I think I will go with the story of Airmed.  While it will be based on traditional myth, the story will be one to add to the book of children’s folktales, so it will be my own creation.

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