Welcome Virtual Traveller

Merry Met fellow lover of myth and story. My name is Dawn. I am an author, consultant, reenactor and professional storyteller specialising in landscape, nature and heritage interpretation.

Here you will find posts on mythic living; the idea that in order to connect with our inner selves and the biophilic rhythms that lie deep within us, we must first reconnect with the land, nature, heritage and the stories it holds. In this way we begin the journey to rewild ourselves through story.

My focus is Celtic, British and Scandinavian mythology to encourage reconnection to our natural selves, through the lessons present in the stories, folklore and nature of these cultures and the landscapes they inhabit.

Join me as we stir the cauldron of myth, legend and nature to discover the wisdom within it.

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Explore the cauldron of myth, legend, folklore & story with performance storyteller and author Dawn Nelson. Using tales & lore from the Celtic, British, Brittonic & Scandinavian traditions, we follow the seasons to reconnect with nature & the land.


An author, storyteller and consultant rewilding through story.