Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Saturday, 12 January 2019

One of my most favourite songs so far from this excellent Neo-Folk project. 

Saturday, 5 January 2019

It's strange how things crop up. Not so long ago I was chatting with a friend around the fire and discussing how certain letters have been dropped from the English alphabet. Yesterday I watched an interesting video which talks about the same letters - link here

What we notice (and what isn't discussed in the video) is that most of these extra letters evolved from the Anglo Saxon runes or took their runic names.

So here some the letters which we've dropped from the alphabet - and their runic origins.

þ - thorn    -    ᚦ - Thorn / þurisaz
ð - eth    -   as in Eðel / Ethel
æ - ash      -    Asc or Ash 
Ƿ - wynn  -   ᚹ - wyn  / wunjo

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Che-Na-Wah Weitch-Ah-Wah on the indigenous white race of America

"When the Indians first made their appearance on the Klamath river it was already inhabited by a white race of people known among us as the Wa-gas. These white people were found to inhabit the whole continent, and were a highly moral and civilized race. They heartily welcomed the Indians to their country and taught us all of their arts and sciences. The Indians recognized the rights of these ancient people as the first possessors of the soil..."

- Che-Na-Wah Weitch-Ah-Wah, To the American Indian: Reminiscences of a Yurok Woman, Ch. IV, Traditions of the Ancient White People, (Eureka, California, 1916.)

Tuesday, 1 January 2019