Rhiannon is the Celtic Goddess of the earth and fertility, of horses, birds, inspiration and the moon.

Rhiannon is the Celtic Goddess of the earth and fertility, of horses, birds, inspiration and the moon.

A review of Henry Bourne's "Arcadia Britannica, with foreword by Simon Costin, Director of the Museum of British Folklore (Pictured the Hooden Horse of Kent and the Whittlesea Straw Bear)

A lore unto themselves: Celebrating the merry souls who keep Britain's folkloric tradition alive

A review of Henry Bourne's "Arcadia Britannica, with foreword by Simon Costin, Director of the Museum of British Folklore (Pictured the Hooden Horse of Kent and the Whittlesea Straw Bear)

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance - the oldest dance in England. The horns are over 1000 years old, and were brought by Vikings to England. Still danced every year in Abbots Bromley.

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance - the oldest dance in England. The horns are over 1000 years old, and were brought by Vikings to England. Still danced every year in Abbots Bromley.

Nantosuelta - Celtic: Nature Goddess worshipped primarily in Gaul. One of her attributes was the raven, which linked her with the Irish goddess Morrígan. The raven may also connote an association with the home, with fertility, and also with the dead. There is a water attribute associated with her. She is sometimes portrayed together with Sucellus (“Good Striker”), the Gaulish god of agriculture. ---Sarah bowman artist

Nantosuelta - Celtic: Nature Goddess worshipped primarily in Gaul. One of her attributes was the raven, which linked her with the Irish goddess Morrígan. The raven may also connote an association with the home, with fertility, and also with the dead. There is a water attribute associated with her. She is sometimes portrayed together with Sucellus (“Good Striker”), the Gaulish god of agriculture. ---Sarah bowman artist

Queer as folk: the fantastical costumes of old English festivals

Queer as folk: the fantastical costumes of old English festivals

Women swarm with flowers. Men hide beneath enormous feathered headdresses. These images look like something from a forgotten past – or a more surreal future – but they are all taken in modern day Britain

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