My Top 5 Favorite Historically Inaccurate Period-Pieces

I am sure that by the title of this post most of my readers have figured out that I will be talking about period-piece television series.    I am especially focused on the very historically inaccurate ones.   These are chosen because they are very fun, if totally unrealistic!    I may adore the real…

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My Top 20 Witchy Characters

For today’s post, as a bit of a continuation of yesterday’s, I want to countdown my top 20 witch characters across books, films, and television!   For ease I will not be including legendary or mythological figures.    Even with these limitations this list was very difficult to rank, and compile, as I adore all…

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My Top 5 Witchy Cats

For today’s post I would like to do a countdown of my top five favorite witchy cats! Halloween is slowly approaching, although not nearly quickly enough for me (it is my absolute favorite holiday!). At least I have my birthday, the Autumnal Equinox, and my husband’s birthday this month to satisfy my need to celebrate…

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My Top 10 Things We did on Our Honeymoon (aside from the obvious)

Hello my lovely readers, I am back!   We are back from our incredible honeymoon in Massachusetts, and I already miss Salem!   For today’s first post back here on White Rose of Avalon, I would like to do a countdown of my top ten favorite things my husband and I did. Number 10: Lizzie…

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Freya: Warrior Love Goddess

For today’s post I would like to take a look at the Love Goddess of the Norse Pantheon.    Freya was a goddess of both love and war.    She was in this way associated with both life and death, and even had a hall of warrior’s souls (just like Odin did), and she got…

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Common Accusations of Witchcraft

For today’s blog post I would like to take a look at some of the causes of witchcraft accusations in history.   There are many reasons that women (and some men) have been accused of witchcraft throughout the centuries.     In the common era witchcraft is understood to be a part of nature based religious…

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James I: Witch-Hunter King

James VI of Scotland became James I of England in 1603, after the childless death of Elizabeth I.    He is most often remembered for being the first Stuart king of England, and the first monarch to rule a united England and Scotland.     Another important fact about James I is that he was…

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