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The Fänggen or Wildfangger are wild women living together in the #forests of Tyrol. They are gigantic and covered with hair, with mouths that stretch from ear to ear. If the wood they live in is destroyed, they disappear with it. #FolkloreThursday.

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Thought provoking THREAD of replies here. #FolkloreThursday.

#FolkloreThursday info for this thread again comes mainly from Jacqueline Simpson’s “Folklore of Sussex” (1973), Ch. 2, but there is more archaeology info here:.

#FolkloreThursday Another writer, A. H. Allcroft, said another figure (possibly the same one??) on the slopes of Hindover Hill. He wrote, “Men who were schoolboys in the 1860s recollect it well enough, though it is now so vanished that learned folks refuse to believe them.”.

#FolkloreThursday —modern neopagan worship, but if Early Modern it may have been a form of political satire rather than a pre-Xian fertility or war-god figure.) Debate will doubtless continue, but there are many other legends about Downlands giants & other potential cut figures.

#FolkloreThursday Other versions say the Long Man simply tripped on the crest of the hill & broke his neck. Another tale says he was killed by a shepherd who threw his dinner on him. (The actual date of the Ling Man is debated, from Neolithic to Early Modern & is a site of—.

Wild places & their stories explored today in sessions in Care Homes - The Grey Man of Ben MacDhui - guardian or Bigfoot? & the 5 Sisters of Kintail forever waiting. In the photo looking to faraway from Green Lowther. #FolkloreThursday.

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The #FolkloreThursday theme this week is wild. Here’s a sleeping green man I made in the wild woodlands of Cornwall last summer..

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The Fänggen or Wildfangger are wild women living together in the #forests of Tyrol. They are gigantic and covered with hair, with mouths that stretch from ear to ear. If the wood they live in is destroyed, they disappear with it. #FolkloreThursday.

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The Welsh Pwca (Pooka) would maliciously lead benighted men astray. Appearing with a lantern or candle in front of the traveller, they would lead them through rocky and dangerous places, before suddenly laughing, blowing out the candle and disappearing #FolkloreThursday #Wales.

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