Folklore

Storm Hags #folklore

If one just looks at the Cailleach, one knows that she is the ultimate Storm Hag. But then again, there are hags who follow her who also have minor powers over the weather… Folklore Wonder Tales from Scottish Myth and Legend By Donald Alexander Mackenzie [1917] Beira, Queen of Winter Dark Beira was the mother …

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River Hag #folklore

I combined various creatures that can be seen as river hags (monsters living in rivers with a few characteristics in common) to create the river hag. There are few original sources to quote, though. The tale I could get, is one of my favourites. Folklore Popular Tales of the West Highlands by J. F. Campbell …

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Water Spirits Amalgamated as Glaistig #folklore

There are several water spirits with scary and awesome powers. I decided that I liked the Glaistig the most and that I will merge some of the characteristics of other water spirits with it for my own version of it for my Origin of the Fae. Folklore British Goblins Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and …

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A Collection of Tricksters from Folklore #folklore

In celebration of the release of the Grumpy Old Trickster Gods anthology, I’m doing a short folklore post about tricksters in folklore. Usually in folklore and mythology, a trickster is a character in a tale who is smart, has secret knowledge they use to play tricks, or who just disobeys normal rules and defy convention. …

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Telkhines #folklore

I first read about Telkhines in one of Rick Riordan’s books — I think it was one where Percy Jackson was the lead. Anyhow, here’s the folklore about these creatures from Greek mythology. Folklore The Magus by Francis Barrett [London, 1801] Moreover, the ancient theologians of the Greeks reckon up six demons, which they call Telchines, others Alastores; which …

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The Nuckelavee #folklore

I’m enjoying looking at various water fae and finding a lot of monsters lurking in the water… Folklore Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales, by George Douglas, [1901] NUCKELAVEE. NUCKELAVEE, was a monster of unmixed malignity, never willingly resting from doing evil to mankind. He was a spirit in flesh. His home was the sea; and …

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Faeries and Folklore Podcast

The Faeries and Folklore Podcast by Ronel: What is Dark Fantasy? #podcast #faeries #folklore

Episode 33: What is Dark Fantasy? All about my genre of choice: Dark Fantasy. Written and narrated by Ronel Janse van Vuuren. Copyright 2022 Ronel Janse van Vuuren — All rights reserved. Learn more about Dark Fantasy here. Get the transcript here. Music: Secrets by David Fesliyan (FesliyanStudios.com) and Dramatic Heartbeat by FesliyanStudios.com Transcript You’re listening to the Faeries …

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Grindylow #folklore

I first encountered this water fae in fiction. But folklore is much stranger… Though, to be fair, I couldn’t get my hands on really old sources and had to rely on new folklore books to research this British water faery. I did, however get some information on the Näkki from older sources. Folklore The Fairy …

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