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The Bear

by David Legg

The Raven

The Raven

The Raven card from The Druid Animal Oracle illustrated by Will Worthingtonby Susa Morgan Black

Part One - Cordivology

If men had wings and bore black feathers, few of them would be clever enough to be crows.
Rev. Henry Ward Beecher

Spiders as Spiritual Guides

by Dennis Hazenbroek

Spiders in Druidry:

The Swan

by Susa Morgan Black

Swan of beauty, swan of grace
A queen among her ancient race
She glides across the mirrored lake
No ripple does the surface break

Scots Gaelic: Eala
Irish: Ela
Welsh: Alarch
Breton: Alarc’h
Old Celtic: Alargh
Anglo Saxon: Swan

Magpies - A Story of Seven

by Lynx


Stags and Deer

by David Legg

The Australian Magpie

by Jill Thio

Order: Passeriformes
Species: tibicen
Genus: Gymnorhina
Family: Artamidae
Sub-family: Cracticidae

Early European settlers named the Australian Magpie after the totally unrelated northern hemisphere birds, presumably because of their black and white plumage. Unlike their namesakes, Australian Magpies are not of the Corvidae (crow) family but are more closely related to Butcherbirds and Currawongs.