Reading between the frequently derided lines of Geoffrey of Monmouth

 - BRIEF ANALYSIS - Yesterday I presented a sci-fi short story, the day before an examination of story telling techniques and a verse from a poem. Continuing this trend of diversity, I turn my attention to the writings of Geoffrey of Monmouth. Geoffrey of Monmouth, best known for his Latin work The History of the … Continue reading Reading between the frequently derided lines of Geoffrey of Monmouth

The amazing water features and mysterious disappearing lakes of South Wales

- STRANGE BUT TRUE - South Wales has perhaps the most unusual and mysterious water features anywhere in the world. In every surviving version of Historia Britannum there is a list presenting Wonders of the World. The list is not always the same in each version but most of the wonders can be fairly easily … Continue reading The amazing water features and mysterious disappearing lakes of South Wales

Merlin’s Secret

- RANDOM STUFF - Wise Merlin kept many secrets, one such concerns the fate of King Arthur. By repute, Arthur died at the hands of Mordred (sometimes Modred) at the final battle of Camlaan, slain Arthur was entombed on the isle of Avalon. In fact, Merlin’s seldom believed secret has it, Arthur survived Camlaan to … Continue reading Merlin’s Secret

Merlin, Arthur and the last gateway to Annwn

- POEM - It was Merlin who told Arthur about the physical portal to Annwn, the Otherworld of Celtic legend. Of six portals only two remained in Wales, but only one known to Merlin. Far from the Pembrokshire coast, high upon the sacred Bluestone Mountain lay the gateway to Annwn As Arthur’s influence within Annwn … Continue reading Merlin, Arthur and the last gateway to Annwn