Merlin & Vivien by Gustave Doré illustration from Idylls of the King (1859-1885), Tennyson
Four Magical Items in Celtic Myth and Arthurian Legend
The Staff / Wand of Myrddin (Latinised as Merlin). Symbol of WILL & Direction (a Vector – Magnitude and Direction). Element of FIRE Tarot Rods / Wands
The Celtic Cauldron of Knowledge. From the Cauldrons of the Dagda and Ceridwen later transmuted in the Arthurian mythos to the Holy Grail . Element of WATER Tarot Chalices / Cups.
Caledfwlch (Caliburn / Latinised Excalibur the Sword of Sovereignity) Element of AIR Tarot Swords.
The Round Table, Pantacle of Earth. 3,000 B.C.E. Sumerians and Babylonians symbol of angles (viz Dr. John Dee … Enochian *Angles* not Angels!) Pythagorean (Golden Mean) and Symbol of the soul’s eternal existence through the process of transmigration. Leonardo da Vinci – Vitruvian Man. ELEMENT of EARTH. Tarot Pentacles / Coins.
Myrddin and Vivien in Repose, from Idylls of the King by Gustave Doré
Howard Phillips “H. P.” Lovecraft August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937)
H.P. Lovecraft the American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre.
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Tiamat of the Enuma Elish (Epic of Gilgamesh) … bearing a remarkable resemblance to HP Lovecraft’s description of Cthulhu … The Kraken is AWAKE! Invocation of Cthulhu Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Oh great old one Thee I invoke Oh lord of madness Thee I invoke Oh …Continue reading →