Joan of Arc by Albert Lynch (1851-1912)
engraving from Figaro Illustre magazine, 1903
A medieval mummers play, the characters dressed in animal masks.
One school of thought theorises that mummers plays, still widely performed today around Christmas and Easter, contain elements of paganism: hobby horses as fertility figures, mock beheadings, a doctor who has the ability to revive the hero, symbolising death and rebirth.
Going back in time… 3 years ago, seems like a lifetime!
My new troll lair, five minutes from my house.
The forest is a place of life.
Algiz seccard hæfþ oftust on fennewexeð on wature, wundaþ grimmeblode breneð beorna gehwylcneðe him ænigne onfeng gedeþ.
The Elk-sedge usually lives in the fen,growing in the water. It wounds severely, staining with blood any man who makes a grab at it.
Harrow, 2013, Metchosin