Where Anyone is Possible
Iron age Europe could be hard on women.
A pregnancy was cause for celebration but also trepidation.
Birth was the closest a woman came to death.
Any live birth was a festivity.
If the mother survived also, it was a blessing from the Gods.…Continue
The woman was furious!
She had returned to her home expecting a riotous welcome but instead, she found the hearth was cold, the rath was near empty. Most had left to find food, or to find other prospects. Her sisters had taken her children to their Father across the sea.
She returned with Caractacus, expecting to find Cu Chulainn on the throne and all well with her world.
Instead, she was told tales of his absence. When he was present, his mind…Continue
Emer was courted by the young man but would not consider him until he returned an equal.
Cu Chulainn, desperately in love, took years away from the tribe of the Umacht to train across the sea with the great warrior Aoife of Alba.
On his return, so impressed was Emer that she agreed to marry him and was just 14 when this happened, and he the age of 30. Her love, respect and affection for her husband has grown with each child she has produced from the…Continue
The battle raged. Emer watched from her vantage point on the windswept hill overlooking the plain. The Ridgeway behind her, an ancient track that coursed from the Kingdom of the Cantiacii, who were to give their name to…Continue