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Magical Mountains #folklore

Mountains have always held a mystical appeal to mortals. They’ve found their way into mythology, folklore and religion. Folklore HAWAIIAN LEGENDS OF GHOSTS and GHOST-GODS collected and translated from the Hawaiian by W. D. WESTERVELT [1916] THE OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN This is not a Hawaiian legend. It was written to show the superstitions …

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Secretive Sea Witches #folklore

I find witches fascinating. I wrote about them in a previous post and thought that I should explore Sea Witches in particular today. Folklore Popular Romances of the West of England collected and edited by Robert Hunt [1903, 3rd edition] THE WITCH OF FRADDAM AND THE ENCHANTER OF PENGERSWICK. …The Witch of Fraddâm still floats …

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Surreal Sea Nymphs #folklore

Sea Nymphs embody all that’s good about the sea. There’s something magical about them. Being so different from mermaids in general gives them an even greater ethereal quality. Folklore Fictitious and Symbolic Creatures in Art by John Vinycomb [1909] Amphitrite, his [Poseidon] wife, one of the Nereids in ancient art, is represented as a slim …

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A to Z Challenge Folklore

Zany Grogoch #AtoZChallenge #folklore

Z is for Zany. zany adjective amusingly unconventional and idiosyncratic (Oxford English Dictionary) There’s this peculiar little creature from folklore that caught my fancy. He goes by two names. Yet no-one can disagree that he’s quite gross. Grogoch or Phynnodderee is the name of this Faery. The folklore attached to his origins is quite sad… …

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