The Forest House Setting & Symbolism

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Brittania

The Roman name for England; the natives here are known as Britons.

The Forest House

The residence of the priestesses, also known as Vernemeton, "Most Holy Grove"

Deva

The Roman fort where Macellius works, and where Gaius was raised.

Londinium

A large town, present-day London.

Rome

The capital of the Roman Empire; Gaius goes here to report to the Senate and the Emperor.

Germania

Modern-day Germany; Gaius is stationed here briefly.

The Summer Country

Present-day Somerset, where Caillean goes with a group of women to start a new House.

Crescent Tattoos

The women of the Forest House all have crescent tattoos in blue on their foreheads once they have become priestesses.

Pools of Water

Pools of water are often used for "seeing" into the future or the Otherworld in The Forest House.

Afallon

Another name for the island where Caillean takes her priestesses; eventually known as Avalon...

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