Bran the Blessed - Celtic God of Rejuvenation and Protection, Lord of Ravens. He died protecting modern-day England, but his severed head continued talking and giving advice for several months afterward. When it at last stopped, it was buried in the White Hill, where some say the Tower of London stands today. According to folklore, that is why ravens still guard the Tower of London.
Illustration for the Lavender Fairy from Flower Fairies of the Garden. A girl fairy stands facing right holding on to a stem of lavender. A white butterfly flutters above her head and another butterfly rests on a lavender sprig. Author / Illustrator Cicely Mary Barker
Illustration for the Fuschia Fairy from Flower Fairies of the Alphabet. A girl fairy stands facing front on tiptoe holding on to a branch of a fuschia above her head. Author / Illustrator Cicely Mary Barker
Dance of Dreams Swept along by the powerful and passionate mood of the music, the dancer’s head is filled with dreams which spill out onto her swirling gown. With each movement more memories and aspirations pour forth, Oh how she dreams of visiting far off places and meeting her ‘perfect’ companion one day. Like her dress, life is multi-layered and full of surprises..!! Josephine