I started my novel, Ravens of Dinefwr, with two young men sailing into Dubh Linn on a Viking Longboat.

They were both child exiles from Wales who’d spent around 10 years with Magnus Barelegs in Man, Scotland and his kingdom – Norway. Who had been blooded in many battles. And who could see/sense their homeland beyond the Irish Sea.

Dubh Linn – the black pool was a natural harbour by Dublin (!) big enough to moor a longship.

“Water, black as the Mórrígan’s wing.” Wrote I.

Who was this black crow/raven? And what did she symbolise?

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