A to Z Challenge Folklore

Zipping Sprites #folklore #AtoZChallenge

Z is for Zip Tiny winged faeries dressed all in green. This is the traditional view of sprites — an umbrella term for various fae. Folklore Celtic Myth and Legend by Charles Squire, [1905] –a land of perpetual pleasure and feasting, described variously as the “Land of Promise” (Tir Tairngiré), the “Plain of Happiness” (Mag …

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Hungry Yumboes #folklore #AtoZChallenge

Y is for Yumboes Faeries have been described as the Good People or the Good Neighbours in many cultures. In African Folklore, the Yumboes are known as the bakhna rakhna, “Good People”. Folklore The Fairy Mythology Illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of Various Countries. by Thomas Keightley, [1870] When evening’s shades o’er Goree’s Isle extend,The nimble Yumboes from the …

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Keeper of the Veil #folklore #AtoZChallenge

V is for Veil Something, someone, keeps the living and the dead from having to share the same space. Folklore The Divine Comedy of Dante [Henry F. Cary, translator (1888)] Inferno: Canto III Dante, following Virgil, comes to the gate of Hell; where, after having read the dreadful words that are written thereon, they both …

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Unnatural Magic #folklore #AtoZChallenge

U is for Unnatural People controlling or bringing back the dead has long been the subject of horror. Folklore BYGONE BELIEFS:BEING A SERIES OF EXCURSIONS IN THE BYWAYS OF THOUGHT BY HERBERT STANLEY REDGROVE, [1920] Mediaeval ceremonial magic was subdivided into three chief branches–White Magic, Black Magic, and Necromancy. White magic was concerned with the …

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Tooth Faeries #folklore #AtoZChallenge

T is for Tooth In South Africa we have the tooth mouse, but it seems the tooth fairy is much more popular in other countries. Let’s look at these tooth-obsessed creatures. Folklore The Good People: New Fairylore Essays edited by Peter Narvez In the normative Tooth Fairy ritual, the child, following parental instructions, places the …

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Solitary Fae #folklore #AtoZChallenge

S is for Solitary Fae wandering the world on their own, doing things without others — they have to be weird, right? After all, humans who do things on their own are considered weird — especially writers. Folklore Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry Edited and Selected by W. B. Yeats, [1888] SOLITARY …

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