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Word of the #FolkloreThursday: “glamour” - to enchant or bewitch; a magic spell (Scots). Glamour was an early 18C corruption of grammar in the sense of (occult) learning, an association which also gives us grimoire, a spell-book. Grammar can enchant, language spellbind..

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Here be trolls ~ In Norse Myth there are ‘Jotun’ giants and dwarfs that live in the ‘utmark’, wilderness. Trolls, huge and grim, are found in folklore across Norway, they are only out at night time as sunlight turns them to stone. 📷 ‘Hidden’ app. #Folklorethursday #landscape.

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Not sure how legendary they are in the woods, but I have been drawing lots of bunnies lately! #Folklorethursday.

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Common purslane has a long history as both weed and food. But did you know it might ward off evil if you wear it around your neck? At least according to Pliny the Elder. #FolkloreThursday.

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This came out earlier this year, but it fits the theme and I love the images: #folklorethursday.

#FolkloreThursday while we talk about trees supporting the world, they aren’t the only option! Large beasts and gems supposedly do as well! Come and learn more..

The 2nd January is known as the day of the Waldmännchen in hessian folklore. The Waldmännchen is said to be a goblin or forest gnome. Those who worked in the woods on his day, he pursued with revenge, which mostly meant death. #FolkloreThursday #folklore.

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Bluebells are one of my favourite woodland flowers. Some believed wearing a wreath made of bluebell flowers made you tell the truth. And try turning a flower inside out without tearing it. If you do, you’ll win the one you love. #FolkloreThursday.

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Nang Tani is a Thai spirit of a woman who haunts the areas around banana trees. She belongs to a group of feminine tree spirits called the Nang Mai, ladies of the wood. She remains hidden but shows herself on full moon nights. It’s bad luck to cut trees near her #FolkloreThursday.

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The seventh son of a seventh son is a concept from folklore regarding special powers given to, or held by, such a son. The seventh son must come from an unbroken line with no female siblings born between and, in turn, be born to such a seventh son. #FolkloreThursday.

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I have a couple of beauties for #FolkloreThursday from this book. One of the more curious books I own..

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...the two wives lived on inside the whale. They had grown so accustomed to the stench that it did not bother them. They had plenty of food to eat, however rotten, and a warm place to sleep. It is said they were very happy in their new home. Ed. Angela Carter #FolkloreThursday.

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Legend tells of London highwayman Jack Judd who vanished into thin air while being chased by the authorities on Ham Common. 200 years later an ancient oak tree was chopped down on the Common trapped in a cleft in the his SKELETON #folklorethursday (My photo).

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The Rowan tree 🌳 during more superstitious periods of history, it was well advised to use this species for building a child’s cradle, because it was believed to grant protection from evil spirits & witches. Now the Rowan is known as the witches tree 🌲 #FolkloreThursday.

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#FolkloreThursday This is the Wikipedia article about Thomas the Rhymer, who was a prophet from the Borders of Scotland @FolkloreThurs.

Legend has it that Herne the Hunter was the keeper of Windsor Woods during Elizabeth I reign. It is thought he took his life as not to face some shame & now his spirit haunts the forest when the country is thought to be in danger. #folklorethursday.

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The ash was regarded as one of the spirit-haunted trees, and people avoided remaining long near it. At the same time they had a curious regard for the ash, which was supposed to find out the secrets of lovers, and to whisper them to the wind. #folklorethursday #wales.

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#FolkloreThursday This is a video about Cernunnos, the Celtic god of the woods and the wild @FolkloreThurs.

“‘A Moss-woman!’ the hay-makers cry, And over the fields in terror they fly. She is loosely clad from neck to foot In a mantle of Moss from the Maple’s root, And like Lichen grey on its stem that grows Is the hair that over her mantle flows. #FolkloreThursday.

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Will-o-wisps often appear as 3 balls of light over water. Many believe they will lead you to treasure, but in fact are evil & lead ppl into danger. Often seen during midsummer around Finnish lakes. #folklorethursday.

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#FolkloreThursday #Fairies, they look harmless but they might kill, maim or abduct you. They are the cat & you are the mouse, always avoid them. Concepts of good or evil don’t apply; they are utterly alien & inscrutable. If you have to mention them be polite, they are listening..

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Hulders are seductive forest a tale recounts how a woman had washed only half of her children when God came to her cottage; ashamed of the dirty ones, she hid them. God decreed that those she had hidden from him would be hidden from #folklorethursday 💕.

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Depiction of the Hookland legend concerning the burial of the Woodwose. #FolkloreThursday.

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Seen at the edge of forests in eastern France, teasing travellers, dangling strangers by their hair over waterfalls, The Dames Vertes are friends with the wind. They dress in green, emerge from ferns and leaves smelling of earth, mould and death @FolkloreThurs #FolkloreThursday.

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Today is the feast day of St Carannog/ Carantoc. This statue keeps watch over Llangrannog Beach in the Ceredigion village he is said to have founded. His vita contains a legend in which he comes to the aid of King Arthur as he battled a giant serpent. #folklorethursday #wales.

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Word of the #FolkloreThursday: “glamour” - to enchant or bewitch; a magic spell (Scots). Glamour was an early 18C corruption of grammar in the sense of (occult) learning, an association which also gives us grimoire, a spell-book. Grammar can enchant, language spellbind..

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