I’ve had this site since the 90s, at first with the domain .com which I later changed to .se (for Sweden).
I’m constantly working on it and get e-mails from people around the world about different subjects. I have regular contact with authors, scholars as well as individuals.
My name is Veronica and i live on the countryside outside of Gothenburg, on Sweden’s westcoast, with my husband and our three cats. By day I work as a CFO and I enjoy travelling, photography, webdesign, history, reading, architecture, scrapbook, gardening…
- Do you accept ads on Nightbringer?
This is a question I get a lot. I want a clean site and I have accepted temporary ads over the years on the main pages (not on every subpage) and only textlinks. Contact me if you have more questions.
- How many visitors do you have?
The statitics show an increase by every year. In 2020 I had nearly 330.000 unique visitors =).
- Have you ever been on a ghost hunt?
No, but I’ve always wanted to. I’ve had my personal experiences which makes me a true believer. I plan to write about them here on Nightbringer when I get to update the Ghosts and Hauntings section.
- There are many books about King Arthur – have you read them all?
I have a nice collection and I browse them now and then. The legends about him, the knights and the Grail is fascinating… I would lie if I said I have read all the literature there is, but I have read those mentioned in the Credits list, and then some.
Some parts of my site is borrowed from books as well as my own research over the years. Some of the sources are listed below.
GHOSTS AND HAUNTINGS
- Phantom Encounters
Mysteries of the Unknown, Time-Life Books, 1998
- TAPS – The Atlantic Paranormal Society
THE LEGEND OF KING ARTHUR
The list is incomplete. See Arthurian literature as well.
- Arthurian Name Dictionary
Christopher W. Bruce, (1998). With special thanks! =)
- Arthurian Companions
Phyllis Ann Karr (1997).
- A Companion to Arthurian and Celtic Myths and Legends
Mike Dixon-Kennedy (2006).
- Gerald of Wales
Translation by Lewis Thorpe.
- The History of the Kings of Britain
Geoffrey of Monmouth (1966).
- The Illustraded Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legend
Ronan Coghlan (2002).
- The World of King Arthur
Christopher Snyder (2000).
- Merlin, Priest of Nature
Jean Markale (1995).
- Merlin’s Tomb
Translated from Le tour de Brocéliande, a tourist publication published by the Comité F.F.R.P. d’Ille-et-Vilaine.
- Tales from King Arthur
Edited by Andrew Lang (1993).
- Alliterative Morte Arthur
A poem, composed in Middle English, consisting of 4346 lines and dealing with Arthur’s Roman war, Mordred’s rebellion and Arthur’s final battle (maybe c. 1400).
- Annales Cambriae
A set of Welsh annals which mention the battles of Badon and Camlann, and also that Arthur and Mordred fell in the battle of Camlann (tenth century).
- Arthur and Gorlagon
A Latin work which features a werewolf (thirteenth century).
- Arthour and Merlin
English poem (fourteenth century).
A twelfth century French writer, author of Anglo-Norman Tristan romance.
- Birth of Arthur
A Welsh work which gives unusual details about Arthur’s family (fourteenth century).
- Boece, Hector
Died 1536 | A Scottish historian. His Scotonum Historia contains some Arthurian information written from an anti King Arthur standpoint.
- Childe Rowland
A medieval Scottish ballad telling of the rescue of Arthur’s daughter, Ellen, from an Otherworld prison by her brother Rowland. The ballad is quoted (or perhaps misquoted) by Shakespeare.
- Chrétien de Troyes
A twelfth century French poet, of whom few biographical details survive. He wrote several Arthurian romances: Le chevalier de charette (also called Lancelot), Cligés, Le chevalier au lion (also called Yvain), Le conte de graal (also called Perceval) and Erec et Enide.
- Claris et Laris
French verse romance (thirteenth century).
- Continuations of Chrétien.
Because Chrétien left Le conte de graal unfinished it inspired various continuations. The first continuation appeared about 1200, the second continuation in the thirteenth century. There were also continuations by Gerbert and Manessier which also appeared in the thirteenth century.
- Culhwch and Olwen
A complex and possibly incomplete Welsh romance, part of the Mabinogion, telling of Culhwch’s attempts to carry out various tasks in order to win the hand of Olwen (pre-eleventh century).
- De Ortu Waluuanii
A Latin romance of uncertain date, concerning the adventures of Gawain as a young man.
- Didot Perceval
A French prose romance telling of Perceval’s quest for the Grail (c. 1200).
- Dream of Rhonabwy
A Welsh romance in the Mabinogion.
- Dryden, John (1631-1700)
An English poet whose opera, King Arthur (1691), borrows little from Arthurian legend, having Arthur in love with a blind girl, Emmeline, who is also loved by Arthur’s enemy, the Saxon, Oswald. The music for the opera was by Henry Purcell (died 1695).
- Due Tristani
An Italian romance which gives details of the son and daughter of Tristan and Iseult (1551).
- The Arthurian Court List in Culhwch and Olwen
Morris Collins, The Camelot Project, 2004.
- The Mammoth Book of British Kings and Queens
Mike Ashley (2012)
Haunted location (Moel Arthur).
MYTHS AND LEGENDS
- Devil and Satan
A Devilish Visit, translated by Veronica from a weekly Swedish magazine called “Hemmets Veckotidning” (1998).
Things That Never Were, Michael Page and Robert Ingpen.
- Elves and Fairies
The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies, Robert Kirk and Andrew Lang [Cosimo, Inc 2005].
- Lilith the Demon Queen
Lilith’s Cave: Jewish tales of the supernatural, edited by Howard Schwartz (1988)
Mythical Monsters, Charles Gould (1995)
The Impossible Zoo, Leo Ruickbie (2016)
The Real Vampire: Magic, Witchcraft and Religion, Paul Barber.
Peter Stubbe: Montague Summers, The Werewolf (New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1934), pp. 253-259. I have modernized the spelling, but have left unchanged various grammatical inconsistencies. Summers’ source is a black-letter pamphlet printed in London in 1590. Only two copies of this pamphlet are known to exist, one in the British Museum and one in the Lambeth Library.
- 3D-Studio-images made by Tyrfingr
- Cabral, Cruelo
- Caldwell, Clyde
- Cleavenger, Dorian
- Maitz, Don
- Royo, Julie and Louis
- Zonnervald, Bo | bzartt at Deviant Art