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Category: Myths and Legends

September 20, 2017
Beaghmore Stone Circles in Northern Ireland

Growing up in Northern Ireland in the city of Belfast I never knew we had stone circle formations until recently. During a recent visit and looking for somewhere to go our son pointed out these stone circles on a map near Cookstown. I had never been to Cookstown either so we decided to visit. Cookstown […]

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October 27, 2015
Dragons of the Alps

Another Swiss writer has taken the dragons of Pilatus to task with her article "Dragons of the Alps" on Primer. Did you know that in the early 1700s, Swiss physician and naturalist Johann Jakob Scheuchzer went to prove the dragon legends true or false? This is what Anindita Basu Sempere found out and shared in […]

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February 17, 2015
Meet the Characters - Einarr

We meet Einarr as a sixteen year old son of an Irish astrologer and adviser to kings. He then takes us via his writings, which he learned from his father, on his pursuit of a treasure. As it turns out (Spoiler alert!) the treasure he seeks is not one of gold or silver but of […]

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January 10, 2015
Jane and the Dragon

The story which inspired the novel "Pursuit". Have you been battling money issues? Do you consistently meet against a wall when it comes to money? Just when your finances are beginning to look better home comes that unexpected bill or something desperately needs replacing. You never seem to get over that level and tend to […]

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December 21, 2014
Meet the Characters - Pat

The first in a series where you, the reader, get to meet one of the characters out of the Dreams and Visions series, which include so far Pursuit and Dragon Song. The first character we meet in book1 , Pursuit, is Patrick Ferguson, known to most as Pat, although his aunt Gaby calls him Patrick. […]

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October 12, 2014
The Reptilian Brain and Reptile Ancestors

Did you know that a part of your brain is reptilian? Scientists tell us that there is a part of the brain which originated from our reptilian past. What they mean is that way back some of our ancestors were reptiles, or lizards, or serpents. That's an interesting fact, if it is a fact. It […]

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April 20, 2014
Who are the White Dragon Family?

In my Novel "Pursuit" a brief passing mention is made of the White Dragon Family in a news item. In the sequel, "Dragon Song", the White Dragon Family makes an appearance and we meet one of their representatives. But who are the White Dragon Family exactly in real life? In the book they are the […]

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April 11, 2014
Dragons on Mt. Pilatus - I didn't make them up

Reading my metaphysical fantasy novel, "Pursuit", you may think that I have set the dragon scenes on Mount Pilatus because it's close to where I live. Well, actually I didn't invent the dragons of Pilatus. Stories of dragons on Mount Pilatus go back hundreds of years. Dragons have been seen flying between Pilatus to other […]

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March 18, 2014
Pontius Pilate and the Swiss Mountain

There is a myth surrounding Pontius Pilate which many people are not aware of. How, for example, did a mountain in Switzerland come to be named after him? In case you are not aware Pontius Pilate was a Roman Governor or Prefect of Judaea from AD 26-36. It was he who washed his hands when […]

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March 6, 2014
Dragon bones found near human corpse

It is reported that a man has discovered the remains of what may be the body of an official from the Roman Empire. Close to this corpse, the report says further, are the bones of some large creature. The find, according to the report, the source of which we are still trying to verify, was […]

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