Scátthach, the Scottish Warrior Goddess: According to P.Monaghan Scátthach was an Irish Heroine who Lived on Island Made For Her; Isle of Skye in Scotland. She Taught Warriors but in order to get to her they had to pass the Bridge of the Cliff, an extremely challenging task (that even brought Cúchulann to brink as he performed his salmon leap to gain entry).
Edith Hamilton is the classicist's classic. Her Mythology book was a favorite of mine as a child. It reads like short stories and works well for kids who want a deeper understanding of Greek mythology. For ages 9 and up.
This stone is perhaps the oldest Viking rune stone found in Södermanland. The vertical rune lines and the lack of ornamentation tells that this is an early inscription. The stone is from the second half of the 900s. The rune stone was actually found inside a burial mound in 1856. It has probably been placed on the top of the grave in the beginning, but over the passing 800 years since it was raised, it seems to slowly have been sunken into the ground and hidden by the growing grass.
Egraine (also spelled Igraine) was the mother of King Arthur by Uther Pendragon. Uther lusted for Egraine from the moment he saw her at a reception held by her husband the Duke of Cornwall – Gorlois of Tintagel – the father of Morgana, to cement an alliance between the two of them.