heartfelt good morrow and welcome to Odin's Castle of Dreams & Legends. The pages that follow are dedicated to those of you who have dreamed, as I have dreamed, or longed for the days of long, long ago. A place that we can really only visit in our dreams and desires. A misty, mysterious time full of heroes, romance, chivalry, and legends. Wherever your interests lie, I hope that you may find what you seek here. If not, may you find the path here, that will lead you to that place where your dreams do lie.
Well, it is now 2019 and the Castle has just had its latest update. Hopefully, you will find no broken links or otherwise non-functional items anywhere in the Castle. Now just as surely as I say that, I or someone will find one. But overall, I think you will have to look awfully hard....... If, however, you do find any non-working ones, or if you have a site that you think would make a good addition to the Castle, then please let me know. There is an e-mail link on every page. I would like to thank all of you, our Castle visitors, for making Odin's Castle a success. We have past the quarter-million mark in visitors and hope to make the other three-fourth's soon. All the credit goes to you, our loyal fans, who have visited us often and have told your friends about us.
I have decided to leave this paragraph intact about the graphics in the Castle. I was going to take it down but knew if I did I would again begin receiving e-mails wanting to "borrow" nearly everything on the site. So, here is the paragraph on that subject: The question of asking to "borrow, copy, or otherwise use" the graphics at Odin's Castle. The answer in simple terms is NO. This is for several reasons. Firstly, it is not because I am a mean person. Actually, it is because I have worked very long and hard, years in fact, to make Odin's Castle a beautiful and truly unique place on the Internet. It would not stay that way for very long if I let everyone borrow or use the graphics that I have worked so hard to create. Secondly, although most of the graphics at the Castle are of my own creation, some have been given to me by artistic friends of mine, for my expressed personal use and my use only. I cannot, therefore, give anyone permission for their use. Still others, were given to me with no stipulations, however, since I am not the artist that created the graphic, I cannot give anyone permission to use it since it is not mine to give. That right and permission must come from the artist that created the work. So to save a lot of time, if you don't ask, I won't have to say no. The one exception to this rule is if you are wanting to use the Castle in a publication either on useful websites or for educational sites, these will be dealt with on a case by case basis. Other than this exception, NO.
Another reminder, to truly enjoy the look of Odin's Castle, you need to have the font Frazier Wide installed on your computer. Apparently, some of you have not been able to download the file properly. Therefore, I have changed it to a .zip file and now, hopefully, everyone can get the Fraser Wide font. To download and install the font, please follow these directions. First, click here
The Most Lovely Lady Gwynnevere and I have just completed the 19th year (20 years on September 9) of our honeymoon. It shows no sign of ending and I have been truly blessed in this regard. I guess when you meet that special someone, that is what happens. If you think I am kidding, just visit the Chamber of the Bard and take a look at our poems to each other. It does indeed get better every day....... Fortunately for me, I have finally retired from work and work has no longer interferred with my web surfing, which has given me more time to work on the Castle. So if you find a site you think would be great for the Castle, just drop me an e-mail and I will add it.
We did make a most enjoyable trip to Germany and Belgium Last September/October (probably our last), visiting family and friends. My lovely bride and I are just getting too old for the long and tiring trip there and back. It was a fantastic trip and we had a wonderful time. My daughter who was a Surgical Nurse at the 5th Army Hospital in Lansthul, Germany and is now at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Since I have retired, our trips to Belgium may be fewer and far between (less money, and our age) and frankly, I think the last one was our last. They walk everywhere, and lifting bags up and down stairs, railway platforms, etc., etc., is getting to be too much. I just turned 71 and my back will no longer tolerate all the lifting and walking. Maybe we will enjoy them more when we do get to go.
Also, great news for all you Brother Cadrael fans. The Brother Cadfael Soundtrack in it's entirety is now available on YouTube.com for download. The link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yVEi-yjl3I to view or to download. Enjoy. The last time I checked an actual album cost $189.00. YouTube.com is definitely cheaper.
Now, I bid you enter my castle. Visit its many rooms and see if you can find the vast treasures hidden within them. You are more than welcome to visit as many or as few as you may wish, and as often as you like. For in them, I hope that you find what your heart seeks to find, your very own special land of dreams and legends. Enjoy your stay in the Castle. I am well pleased that you are here. Welcome my friends. Now, let your journey begin. . . . . . . . . . .
The Dungeon - The Dawn of Man to Ancient Times
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