Category: Mythology

Forgeries, hoaxes and just plain humbug! (Part 2)

Werewolf of France – Jean Garnier (1603). The first serious references of werewolves are often commonly attributed to the Middle […]

Will the real Lady Godiva please raise your hand?

Did the real Lady Godiva actually ride through Coventry naked is a question that we have all been asking for […]

The Prophecies of St. Malachy (revisited)

Prophecies or doomsday scenarios have been laden throughout history by civilisations and prophets, the most famous of these arguably Nostradamus. […]

Alexandre Cabanel’s The Birth of Venus (1863).

Inspiration often comes from my daily grind. I’ve said it many times before and today is no different. I bought […]

The Maccabees, a long-lost tomb and that curious Byzantine mosaic cross that adorns it.

Over the past few days I have been reading reports about what could quite possibly be the rediscovery of the […]

The Angels of Mons

Is Archangel Michael, the ‘Angel of Mons’, who saved the British? In the sweltering heat of August 1914, the British […]

Celebrating St. Nicholas: the Story of the Three Condemned Innocents.

The reign of Constantine The Great was not always stable. Borders had to be protected, laws enforced and if unrest […]

The relics of St. Nicholas: From Myra to Bari and across Europe.

The remains of St. Nicholas, who is believed to be the inspiration behind our modern-day Santa Claus, are buried in […]

The Chimera

Mythology often dates back to antiquity. That is where my head is often buried, in a book about ancient Rome […]

The Tale of Pomona and Vertumnus

The Romans worshipped an innumerable number of gods and goddesses. Many of these were first deities of the Etruscans who […]