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Caesar Second Invasion Britain

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‘Cities and Thrones and Powers, Stand in Time’s eye, Almost as long as flowers, Which daily die. But, as new buds put forth To glad new men, Out of the spent and considered Earth The Cities rise again’ –Rudyard Kipling Introduction This is Part 3 in the series of posts that support Julius Caesar’s invasions […]

Caesar Second Invasion Britain

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   THE STANDARD PATH of the mythological adventure of the hero is represented in the rites of passage: separation, initiation, and return—Joseph Campbell   Introduction The unpublished epic historical fantasy [First Novel: APOLLO’S RAVEN] is envisioned to be a series set in Celtic Britain, Gaul (modern day France) and Ancient Rome prior to the invasion […]

Caesar’s Invasion Celtic Britain: 1st Invasion

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Celtic Tradition of Raven:  I have fled in the shape of a raven of prophetic speech (Taliesin). The raven offers initiation—the destruction of one thing to give birth to another. For deeper understanding, the heroine must journey through darkness to emerge into morning’s new light.   INTRODUCTION The epic historical fantasy, APOLLO’S RAVEN, is the first unpublished […]

Celtic Heroines: Backdrop for Boudica’s Revolt

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Tweet “You have learned by actual experience how different freedom is from slavery…how much better is poverty with no master than wealth with slavery.”–Boudica’s Speech to Followers, as recorded by Cassius Dio Introduction Although the highest political authority for the Celtic Society was often vested in males, women occasionally became ruling queens and military leaders. […]