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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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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Paladin #folklore #AtoZChallenge

P is for Paladin Knights in shining armour are always fun to read about. Add some magic… Folklore Legends and Romances of Spain By Lewis Spence, [1920] The rise of a caste of itinerary poets in France supplied the popular demand for story-telling, and the trouvères of the twelfth century recognized in the glorious era of Charlemagne …

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Odin #folklore #AtoZChallenge

O is for Odin A one-eyed king of the gods with two pet ravens — and he’s a warrior, sorcerer, mystic and more. Folklore Teutonic Myth and Legend, by Donald A. Mackenzie, [1912] ODIN was the chief ruler of the gods. He was tall and old, and his aspect was wise and reverend. White was …

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