Riverrun, A Resurection.

‘A short essay on the mythological links between ancient Egypt and the British Isles.’

Inspired by James Joyce, the title of this essay speaks to the idea of folk memory being held within bodies of water. As Joyce often used neologisms and compound words to show how different languages echo through one another, 'Riverrun' - the course a river takes to shape the land and the imagination of its people, sounds like 'rêverons' - the french word for 'we will dream', and so, the resurrection of the historical dream is told through the path that the river takes.

This essay itself explores some of the myth and folklore of Ireland, Scotland and Northern England in an attempt to determine how the symbol of the serpent arrived there and what its pagan significance could mean.

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