February 26, 2017

Viking Shields

Large Round Wooden Shield’s were used in Battle by the Vikings; they were also used as stretchers to carry the wounded off the battlefield. A shield was generally 32-36 inches across and was held in the center on the back and the hand was protected by an...

February 25, 2017

 Apparently a sidhe (shee) is the portal to the Otherworld.

Gnoc is the word for "a hill" and can be a sidhe hill or a regular dirt hill.

If you would like to know more about Gnocs and the Sidhe take a look at these sites:

http://celticsociety.freeservers.com/sidhe.html

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February 22, 2017

Basically in [1363 a toilet is] a hole through the floor of the castle going into a deep shaft to a cave. Step by step it got less gross than that--though most of those ideas were developed elsewhere and eventually spread to Ireland rather than developing there. At one...

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