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Author: Sheila Currie

A reconstructed West Highland galley or birlinn of the 17th century

The West Highland Galley

Viking Heritage: The West Highland Galley / A’ Bhirlinn From the fury of the Northmen, O Lord, preserve us! The frightened plea of the Christian…

MacSuibhne's Feast showing a chief, his wife and retinue being entertained by a poet to harp accompaniment

Poets: The Curries

Who were the Curries? In the Scottish Highlands, people could make an excellent from composing poetry in Gaelic. The Currie dynasty of poets were the…

Viking ships in a 12th century manuscript

Origins of the Vikings

Were the Vikings the worst plunderers of churches? Were they the axe-wielding murderers of innocent monks? Along with all that, they are remembered for their…

A man & woman ride toward a magical city

The Banshee – A’Bhan-sìthe

The word ‘fairy’ does not translate sìth well at all well. You know that old expression ‘lost in translation? Well, ‘fairy’ is the ultimate understatement. The sìthichean have awesome…

A runestone showing Odin ridiing Sleipnir his 8 legged horse over a longship

Viking Myth: The Poetic Edda

Yggdrasill, sacrificing himself to himself; the red-bearded Thor swings his hammer against the giant enemy; the ravening wolf Fenrir leaps forward to seize the Father…