Folklore, History & the Study of Myth

The Writings of Gary R. Varner


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Reply Brokersopest
2:56 AM on July 16, 2017 
ตรวจสอบ บริษัท โฟเร็กที่เชื่อถือได้และดีที่สุด
Reply kpsiellv
5:24 AM on March 17, 2017
Reply Joe Elenbaas
5:21 AM on January 31, 2016 
Enjoyed your website.
Reply Gary R. Varner
7:51 PM on October 11, 2011 
No problem Annette! Thank you for setting me right! I did not mean to come across as ethnocentric either!

Thanks again!

Reply Annette
12:28 PM on October 11, 2011 
Dear Gary,
I did think it was just a slight mistake as, especially coming from such a large country as you, the distances must seem tiny lol.
Thanks for the reply and sorry if I came across as a nitpicker (just re-read my original one and it's a bit po-faced which I'm not really...honestly lol)
Kind Regards
Reply Gary R. Varner
7:57 PM on October 10, 2011 
Thank you Annette, I appreciate the correction to my error. I have visited all of these sites and know that these sites are not in the same region although they are not terribly far apart these days by car. I had intended to correct the article a long time ago but neglectec to do so, thank you for the nudge!
Reply Annette
6:04 PM on October 10, 2011 
At the end of your account of the legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Man you state that..... "Green Chapel was, in reality, Silbury Hill?a sacred man-made mound in Cornwall not far from West Kennett Long Barrow and Avebury?two other ancient sacred sites. (6)
I should like to point out to you that Silbury Hill is no-where near Cornwall but is in fact situated in Wiltshire, near Stonehenge and Avebury. Cornwall is three whole counties away.
I appreciate this may be nothing more than a slight error but it is one that needs correcting for factual reasons.
Kind Regards
Reply efnikkijamesk7
2:05 AM on June 16, 2011 
Great web-site sincerely, Estela Myree
Reply Engin Beksac
6:59 AM on November 15, 2010 
Dear Mr. Varner,

I am a researcher who has all the formal permissions to work on all the megalithic monuments in the Eastern Thrace and head of the survey dedicated to them, here.

And I eagerly wish to establish a communication with you, as for a mistake in your book of great interest, in titled ' Menhirs, Dolmen And Circles... pp.87.

They are highly problematic and even, wrong, all those mentioned by yourself, about the standing stones of the Eastern Thrace, in your book.

Your book is actually, of great importance and interest. I liked it so much. However, your source concerning to the standing stones of the Eastern Thrace is highly problematic and pseudo-scientific and illegal one..

You are far from the Thrace. I am here, in the Thrace.

And all the standing stones which exist in the territories of Thrace, are not menhires of the Prehistoric times, but, the grave stones of the Medieval Ages, either the Islamic or the Christian.

I say it certaintly. Because, I have all the materials, gathered from the field, on the topic.


Engin Beksac, Ph.D.,
Head of The Survey of the Rock-Cut And Megalithic Monuments And Cult Complexes In The Eastern Thrace And The Northwest Anatolia
Reply Gary R. Varner
11:01 PM on September 7, 2010 
Hi Cara! Thank you for your kind note! I think that the water/rock babies are fascinating and wish I could conduct much more research on them. They are an ancient entity in the southwest and I have been privilaged to visit some areas where they are said to reside. I would be pleased to hear more of your work as well! This lore should not be lost to future generations but I am not all that optimistic that the legends of this ancient being will survive. I guess my writing is an attempt to keep them alive.

Thanks again and please stay in touch.


Cara says...
Hello Gary!
I just discovered you today doing a websearch on water babies. I am a shamanic practitioner in the Pacific Northwest U.S with a lifelong interest in the topics you research. Thank you so much for your work! I look forward to reading more of your books.
avec magie, Cara