Against almost impossible odds, you came into being. By ancient ancestral effort, your heart beats. Long before you were a twinkle in your fathers eye, your forebears endured, all hardship. They stared down the impossible, and by their audacity, made it flinch.
During research for a piece on the Torcs of the Iceni, and having an avid interest in words, I deemed it essential to pronounce the word “Iceni” correctly. As is often the case, what I assume to be a rather straight forward process, leads me on a magnificent journey, as I jump down numerous rabbit…
These Torcs of a most splendid nature, show us another aspect of the Iceni. Not only were they bold and brave in war, but possessed advanced metal working knowledge and an intimate admiration of beauty. A beauty that which for anyone looking upon these Torcs today, will see is timeless in its nature,
we can only imagine the scene as they said their goodbyes. The final hugs, the tearing eyes and the stern looks of encouragement, when family ties and loving bonds were severed as they set of on their fateful march for new lands.
The winter solstice, To our ancestors this date held a magical attraction. Such was their reverence that they marked its coming in the land. No other time of year, has so many ancient monuments built in its honour. Newgrange, Maeshowe,Glastonbury tor, and even the most famous of them all Stonehenge,make up just a fraction of their number.
What does it matter where we are going, if we cannot take care of where we are? I ask you, what kind of man, would secure for himself a heaven while leaving a hell for his children?
The Cimbrian war, was a war that shook Rome to its very foundation,and in its course, dealt Rome one of their heaviest ever defeats.
In a world of illusion, Blood remains the only truth. Blood was the first temple at the birth of religion. it was the first philosophy at the dawn of man. Blood is the unspeakable, for it came before the word. And all empires born of it, fell when they betrayed it.
The Swastika has to be one of the most misunderstood symbols of our time. In some variation it is found all over the world, this fact has lead many a debate on its exact origin.
The birth appears to be within Yggdrasil, a sense it is in a constant motion of becoming, a perpetual conception. This is related to the Germanic concepts of time,