Yule Traditions in 2020

Yule or Yuletide (“Yule time” or “Yule season”) is a festival historically observed by the Germanic peoples. Scholars have connected the original celebrations of Yule to the Wild Hunt, the god Odin, and the pagan Anglo-Saxon Mōdraniht. When the days grew colder and the Continue reading Yule Traditions in 2020

Medieval Battering Rams and castle terminology

Allure – Wall-walk, passage behind the parapet of a castle wall. Arrow Loop – A narrow vertical slit cut into a wall through which arrows could be fired. Bailey – Courtyard. Ballista – Engine resembling a crossbow, used in hurling missiles or large arrows. Continue reading Medieval Battering Rams and castle terminology