Obscure Tales: The Horned Demon and the Magic Sword (Part 2)

Fūlād-zereh was no fairy tale monster. Nor was he a forgotten myth though his origin and true nature had become lost in the labyrinth of ancient history. The great demon possessed immense physical strength and was massive in stature. Described as grotesque and obsidian black, from his high forehead jutted two dark horns that swept … Continue reading Obscure Tales: The Horned Demon and the Magic Sword (Part 2)

Obscure Tales: The Horned Demon and the Magic Sword (Part 1)

This is an old tale and like many old tales, it has many versions, and so I chose the version that made the most sense to me while also relying on a bit of artistic license in the process. You see, in days long gone, scribes and monks and those burdened with recording history applied … Continue reading Obscure Tales: The Horned Demon and the Magic Sword (Part 1)

Writing Update: 03/04/2017

Yes, I know I'm severely late with the next installment of Obscure Tales. It appears I have thoroughly underestimated my workload and the time available to me for writing. I have also misjudged the amount of work and time required in retelling old legends and folklore. Apart from the research, which involves more than just … Continue reading Writing Update: 03/04/2017

Obscure Tales: Lugh, High King of Ireland

"On northern islands of the earth there were tribes of the goddess Danu and there they comprehended knowledge, magic, knowledge of druids, charms and other secrets. In four cities they comprehended knowledge, secret knowledge, devil craft - Faliase and Goriase, Muriase and Findiase. From Falias they brought Lia Fal that was then in Tara. He … Continue reading Obscure Tales: Lugh, High King of Ireland