Anglesey’s Bryn Celli Ddu tomb ‘surrounded by cairns’

NOTE: Thank you to the BBC for the article!


Anglesey’s Bryn Celli Ddu tomb ‘surrounded by cairns’

A series of late Neolithic and early Bronze Age cairns have been uncovered at Anglesey’s 5,000-year-old tomb.


Did Folklore Help Bring Denmark’s Ravens Back From the Brink?

NOTE: Thank you to The National Audubon Society for the article!


Did Folklore Help Bring Denmark’s Ravens Back From the Brink?

The once-endangered raven is rebounding in some parts of Scandinavia, and its role in Norse mythology and Danish history might have helped.

Natural Bug Repellent 

An all-natural bug repellent. Sharing with my readers for those who are making an effort not to use corporate products.

The Heathen Homesteader

In a group I help run I posted about a natural bug (and arachnid) repellent I was making for our porch and patio today. It was essentially half my essential oils and a stick of cinnamon I soaked in a half and half vinegar/water mix. There are many different oils and herbs one could procure to help ward off a variety of bugs without chemicals.

Some of these include:




*Tea Tree


*Mint (any kind)





*Citrus – Lemon, Lime, Orange, Grapefruit, etc.



I usually do a mix of what I have on hand to ward off different types of bugs but if you have a specific pest you can easily find specific herb/s for them.

After I have made my repellent I either add a cup to a gallon of water and wash the porch with it or I put it…

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Cultivating the Flow of Awen in our Lives

A very enlightening post about the Awen. A central tenet of OBOD’s branch of Druidry.

The Druid's Garden

I shall sing of the awen, which

I shall obtain from the abyss

Through the awen, though it were mute

I know of its great impulses

I know when it minishes;

I know when it wells up;

I know when it flows;

I know when it overflows.

–Taliesin, “The Festival” from the Book of Taliesin, 13th century

What the poet Taliesin writes of is the “Awen”, a central principle in the druid tradition meaning “flowing inspiration” or “divine inspiration.”   In ancient times, bards embraced the flow of Awen to be masters of memory, sound, and expression. The bardic path was a lifelong pursuit and vocation; bards would spending many years (by one Scottish account, 7 years[1]) learning the bardic arts which included the arts of memory, diction, rhyming, and composition.

The flowing of Awen isn’t just an experience, it is a magical and meditative process. Perhaps you’ve…

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