A particularly bad undead was the Icelandic duagr or revenant. These pesky undead might be confined to the barrows but the more powerful could range around. The worst of all attacked animals, humans and whole villages. Click to read “Remnants of Revenants,” a short research paper on the dreaded draugr of Iceland and Norway.
Lady Avicia was kind enough to send me a link to an article on a strange unearthed burial practice in 8th century Ireland. The article led to more research, which led me to realize I had a big misconception about the Viking timeline in Ireland. I replied to Avicia that 8th century Ireland was home… Continue Reading Irish Burial — Revenants?
A new-to-me website called BestUniversities.com published a post called “50 Best Blogs for Medieval History Geeks.” The post wasn’t terribly good — some of the blogs were pretty awful and others had little to do with medievalism. But it gave me the idea to do a similar post for SCA readers. Archaeology Archaeology in Europe:… Continue Reading Caitlin’s 25-or-so Best Blogs for SCA History Geeks
I would kill to attend this! “Beasts on Parchment: Picturing Animals in Medieval Manuscripts” at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Here is the description: Animals played an important role not only in the lives of medieval people, but also in their thought. Animals bore the brunt of medieval agricultural practices and they also… Continue Reading Medieval Beasts
As far as my persona is concerned, 12th century Scots are a bunch of raiding goons who like to play rough at her manor. However, since the Bard Elder and Guidwife of my SCA household are Scots (and 14th century so I don’t blame them) I thought they’d be interested in this story about a… Continue Reading New Bannockburn Visitor Center