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Robert Macfarlane
Words of the #FolkloreThursday: "The Wild Hunt" - a recurring story across European folklore, telling of a ghostly host of hunters & hounds racing across the sky, bringing blessings, life, or––more often––catastrophe. The creaking overflight of geese, heard at night... @RobGMacfarlane's photo on #FolkloreThursday
18 Jul, 06:00 AM UTC
Dr Jo Ball
In the #Roman world Britain was a mysterious & frightening island, the furthest land in the world, & unprotected by the gods. As late as the C6thAD, some Roman writers thought Scotland was so environmentally hostile that no human could survive there #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/OQZJRmWKOe
18 Jul, 09:01 AM UTC
Mark Rees
The Llanddona Witches of Anglesey had a curse for unpleasant men: "May he wander for ages many; And at every step, a stile; At every stile, a fall; At every fall, a broken bone; Not the largest, nor the least bone, But the chief neck bone, every time." #FolkloreThursday #Wales @reviewwales's photo on #FolkloreThursday
18 Jul, 08:04 AM UTC
Maria J Pérez Cuervo
The Island of the Hand of Satan (or Island of Satanazes) was thought to be in the Atlantic Ocean, west of the Azores. According to the legend, the hand of Satan emerged from the Sea of Darkness to drag sailors to the bottom of the sea. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/ddsyzAV6Qv
18 Jul, 09:27 AM UTC
Historic Scotland
It's all about island folklore this #FolkloreThursday. A Norse church and post-medieval settlement can be found on the uninhabited Orcadian island of Eynhallow. It is said to be frequented by the finfolk, sea-dwelling shape-shifters from an underwater world called Finfolkaheem. https://t.co/roqc8RDAKg
18 Jul, 10:30 AM UTC
According to #MalayFolklore, the island of #Tioman in Malaysia was a female #dragon who somehow got separated from her husband. The mountains Nenek Semukut and Batu Simau are said to be her horns. Her husband is often believed to be Mount Daik in Indonesia #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/Ylw0G958cV
18 Jul, 07:00 AM UTC
Coffin Boffin
THE SHADOWY WATERS, 1904. Folklorist & poet W. B. Yeats, wrote of an island of women who cast no shadows & manifest as woman-headed birds, discovered by a ghost ship of undead sailors near the world's end. Yeats read about vampires during his occult phase #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/oJNo86kGBl
18 Jul, 11:55 AM UTC
VenetiaJane's Garden
Each May Day it is said a hillside entrance opened to an invisible fairy island in the middle of lake Llyn Cwm Llwch. One year a man tried to take home a flower from the island. The fairies punished him with the loss of his senses & sealed the door shut forever. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/hMSqqiFCg7
18 Jul, 10:24 AM UTC
Dr Katy Soar 🏺🏛📷👻
Hy-Brasil was a phantom island off the coast of Ireland, inhabited by large black rabbits and a magician who lived alone in a castle. Almost perpetually shrouded in mist, it visible only for one day every seven years #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/HGhiy9gznv
18 Jul, 09:46 AM UTC
Open Graves & Minds
SELKIES: Hailing from Orkney and the Shetland Isles, selkies are beautiful shapeshifters who transform from seal to human by removing their skin. Stealing their skins prevent them from returning to the sea but they will always long for their original homes. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/t4yOWnDtAf
18 Jul, 01:02 PM UTC
Maude Frome
Thrift is the county flower of the Isles of Scilly & the Isle of Bute, off Scotland. Known also as Sea Thrift, Sea Pink, & Our Lady’s Cushion, in Gaelic it is “beach wave”. It was the emblem on the British threepence coin between 1937 & 1952. #FolkloreThursday Img: Cicely Barker https://t.co/yBqz4je3IM
18 Jul, 06:10 AM UTC
Nearly a century ago,the last 36 residents were evacuated from St Kilda an isolated archipelago off the western coast of Scotland. After 86 years their lost music has been discovered in a nursing home. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/aSqYFHxJCh https://t.co/ASHzpuKHfD
18 Jul, 11:29 AM UTC
Adam Pendragon
Talos is a giant bronze automaton created by Hephaestus on the orders of Zeus to act as protector of Crete. He’s said to patrol the Cretan coast 3 times a day, although he hasn’t been seen in a while. Jason & the Argonauts (1963) dir. Don Chaffey #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/Y70iA8uCjB
18 Jul, 09:12 AM UTC
Into The Forest Dark
In Russian folklore, Buyan is a magical island with the ability to appear and disappear with the tires. Koschei the Deathless keeps his soul hidden there. (Art by Ivan Bilibin) #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/LJYPGTCuPM
18 Jul, 01:20 PM UTC
Mark Rees
"The fairies from the enchanted islands regularly attended markets at Milford Haven and Laugharne. They made their purchases without speaking, laid down their money and departed. Sometimes they were invisible, but were often seen." British Goblins, 1880 #FolkloreThursday #Wales @reviewwales's photo on #FolkloreThursday
18 Jul, 12:13 PM UTC
Midnight Myth Podcast
Glastonbury Tor has long been associated with the Isle of Avalon in the Arthurian Legend. Though not an island, in the early Middle Ages it would have often been surrounded by marshy floodlands. Is it the resting place of Arthur? The location of the Holy Grail? #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/jvIZfAf9N1
18 Jul, 11:38 AM UTC
Of Things Past And Imagined
“Sea nymphs hourly ring his knell...” Warwick Goble’s illustration for Dora Owen’s book of fairy poetry #folklorethursday https://t.co/fVxBOLNsPx
18 Jul, 09:12 AM UTC
#FolkloreThursday - The Blue Men o' the Minch or, Storm Kelpies, are found between Mainland Scotland and the Outer Hebrides. In human form they swim with their upper torso out of the water, on the lookout for boats to sink. If asked, completing a line of verse may save your ship https://t.co/vG6ka4wblL
18 Jul, 09:55 AM UTC
Open Graves & Minds
LAIGNACH FAELAND (Werewolves from the Island of Ireland): In the medieval Irish text Cóir Anmann, the Laignech Faelad are described as a group of werewolf-warriors who acted as mercenaries to the King. They are depicted in Showcase's Lost Girl (2010-16). #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/1SXKRUePcf
18 Jul, 01:50 PM UTC
Floating Island folklore for #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/4ATgeQG3V5
18 Jul, 10:38 AM UTC
Macedonian Honey
The Phoenicians are said to have released🐝🐝🐝 from their ships when approaching land in order to observe the direction that the land sensing swarm would travel. They would then make a ‘Bee-line’ in the direction of the 🐝in the hope that land would soon follow.#FolkloreThursday https://t.co/7BUyjcdAeg
18 Jul, 10:08 AM UTC
Ritual concealment (Apotropaios) is the historic practice of burying items within the walls/floors of a house for superstitious reasons. In Ireland and Scotland the practice of burying horse skulls under the floors of large houses was common #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/vwe1CYxiGL
18 Jul, 12:17 PM UTC
Abby Polakow
"The Secret of Kells" is one of my favorite #island related stories. It's about beauty, art and the fairy folk. It's a charming film, and the imagery will absolutely enchant you! #FolkloreThursday #fairies #Ireland ☘️ https://t.co/dZWN5srC3q
18 Jul, 02:50 PM UTC
P J Richards
🌊🍃🌊The tidal island of St Micheal's Mount in Cornwall was known as Karrek Loos yn Koos "The Grey Rock in the Woods" in the Cornish language - a folk-memory of an ancient forest that was drowned by the rising sea. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/yAFiOSVq9p
18 Jul, 03:07 PM UTC
Digital Maps of the Ancient World
On his travels, #Odysseus arrived at the #island of #Aeaea, which was home to the goddess #Circe. She turned most of his crew into pigs before he persuaded her to turn them back and live on the island for a year. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/HpNeGO9TLG
18 Jul, 01:30 PM UTC
Petra Pavlikova
#FolkloreThursday Avalon (isle of apple trees) is the legendary island which appears in stories about King Arthur. It’s a place of afterlife and magic. There are several places which are believed to be the possible location of this mythical place. Glastonbury is one of them. https://t.co/3JOIaj9zd6
18 Jul, 12:52 PM UTC
In parts of Britain toads were thought to be witches’ familiars. If they ever entered ones house, they were swiftly, but safely removed #ToadFolklore #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/TCkqqrALko
18 Jul, 09:00 AM UTC
#FolkloreThursday There are many ideas as to how the Manx Cats of the Isle of Man might have lost their tails. One story is that she was late for the sailing of Noah's Ark and was separated from her tail by the closing doors https://t.co/MQropwEw50 https://t.co/6icpn3mAyv
18 Jul, 10:19 AM UTC
#FolkloreThursday Last seen in the middle of the 20th Century on the Shetland Islands, lived the Wulver. Resembling a Werewolf, it had never been human and was peaceful, spending most of it's time fishing from the rocks below its cave. It left fish on the windowsills of the poor. https://t.co/0zXJJRDTlB
18 Jul, 02:54 PM UTC
Fran Staines
The legend of the Island of the Dolls (Xochimilco, Mexico) started as Don Julián Santana began to hang the dolls he found floating on the channels as a ward against strange occurrences (whispers, footsteps, anguished wails) after a girl drowned near by. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/lWHKtrokbJ
18 Jul, 08:29 AM UTC
Myth Crafts
The Asp-Turtle and Other Monstrous Sea Islands #folklorethursday @MythCrafts on FolkloreThursday">https://t.co/rZP56Osj4Q via @mythcrafts
18 Jul, 10:52 AM UTC
Emma Jean Ⓥ 🎭
A trow is a fairy/troll associated with Orkney & The Shetland islands. Trows would kidnap musicians due their love of music. When the musician reappeared they’d often find years not hours had passed since they disappeared. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/2d9OuQzLPv
18 Jul, 02:36 PM UTC
curious ordinary
Lots of great Irish island folklore in this thread. 💚🇮🇪💚 #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/7mLsJdwT2n
18 Jul, 12:14 PM UTC
Oak Island’ What is interesting that on the property of the museum, at the very location where the centre of the hexagon would be, stood a bizarre monument. Workers at the museum do not know the significance of this marker.’ #Folklorethursday https://t.co/V1xTPYNR7K
18 Jul, 10:57 AM UTC
Icy Sedgwick
In the Victorian language of flowers, the pink rose means perfect happiness. This one is a tea rose, which also means "I'll remember you always" #folklorethursday #plantlore https://t.co/XeYJBzvVFg
18 Jul, 02:10 PM UTC
✨ Myth-Take ✨
This week’s #FolkloreThursday is about Island folklore, and you KNOW I couldn’t pass up the chance to talk about the leading lady of our BotM - Circe! The goddess was exiled to the island of Aiaia, but there she became the powerful sorceress we know her as ✨🌿 #MythTakeReads https://t.co/kkZni1rPxG
18 Jul, 09:31 AM UTC
Olesya Gilmore
“Rusalkas are not fish or even part fish. We are maidens. Beautiful ones. The sirens of the Russian land. No man can resist our song.” In my short story #WIP, my rusalka wants a legacy: to entrap and drown as many handsome men as she can. #ThursdayAesthetic #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/Xrc8sqYjxZ
18 Jul, 03:17 PM UTC
Historium Unearthia
In the mythology of Fiji Island, the Serpent God created the island and all peoples of the island. He is the one that judges the souls when they die and decides where they move onto in the afterlife. (Img: Joseph Drayton) #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/LSvV5DXBJa
18 Jul, 02:51 PM UTC
Simon (꒾)
Just to let #FolkloreThursday know this book is on its way: https://t.co/oAiBb0LD1g
18 Jul, 02:15 PM UTC
Aficionado Prodigiosus, Purveyor of the Strange
#FolkloreThursday the Berbalangs are a race of flying ghouls from Philippine folklore, said to inhabit Cagayan Sulu. They survive by eating the dead, but as fresh corpses are in short supply on an island nation they resort to eating live people... https://t.co/bQO8VDseDC
18 Jul, 12:47 PM UTC
One of Morgan le Fay's sisters was Nimue, the lady of the lake, also known as Vivien. She also lived on Avalon. The Damsel of the Lake, Called Nimue the Enchantress - Frank Cadogan Cowper https://t.co/CoGHy09PZu #FolkloreThursday #wallart #homedecor #interiordesign #art #folklore
18 Jul, 03:07 PM UTC
NLS Map Collections
#FolkloreThursday At this double stone circle on Machrie Moor, Arran, the legendary warrior Fionn Mac Cumhaill is said to have tethered his dog to a hole in a stone of the outer ring. https://t.co/SvafH1Z2H8 https://t.co/n1x7qbATnq
18 Jul, 01:21 PM UTC
James Corck
In Hawaiian religion, Pele is the goddess of volcanoes and fire. She created the Hawaiian Islands, and is often called "Madame Pele" or "Tūtū Pele" out of respect. Her contemporary and cultural influence remains strong. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/sI3iJiwzjY
18 Jul, 11:53 AM UTC
Gem Tredwin
There is a headland in #stives known as The Island. Sitting at the top sits St Nicholas's Chapel. Tales tell, that by running around the chapel ten times at midnight & knocking on the chapel door- the Grey Lady will appear & scare you to death💀#FolkloreThursday @FolkloreThurs https://t.co/podn1iO93K
18 Jul, 03:24 PM UTC
Flamenco Nut ❄️
#Russia Koschei the Immortal imprisoned a princess in his gold castle #FolkloreThursday She sought to be free to elope. K told of an isle in a lost sea, where the roots of an old oak hid a chest, basket, hare, duck, egg; he'd die if the egg ever broke... https://t.co/ntcpbMlo4y https://t.co/r7H6GV2eH4
18 Jul, 03:22 PM UTC
The National Trust's St Michael's Mount in Cornwall, England is a rocky island crowned by a medieval church and castle. It’s encircled by sea, once home to a giant Cormoran who was thwarted by a brave local lad Jack the Giant Killer and Cornish legend. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/T9TlW6cwSS
18 Jul, 01:51 PM UTC
Jeb J. Card
Lost continents have become folklore of the scientific age & are still with us. In 2014 I found four stones allegedly from the Lost Continent of Mu in our museum storeroom. The historically true story has more to do with origins of Mexican archaeology #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/hYHKPVhv0D
18 Jul, 02:07 PM UTC
Cathie Grimm
Here's more about my great-great grandmother's sister Louisa Lane Clarke, a botanist who wrote popular scientific works, e.g. on seaweeds, & who also collected/wrote about Channel Island folklore, of which there is much! https://t.co/3TeaHDtPQy #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/wIwbTyDGlv
18 Jul, 02:51 PM UTC
David Bradley Bailey
#FolkloreThursday Lusca, a half shark half octopus, protects the blue holes found dotted along the bahamas and will drown careless divers. https://t.co/1CUecTsiyz Recently visited the Bahamas and fell in love with the culture. https://t.co/jMzrknBCxf
18 Jul, 12:46 PM UTC
Thomas Waters
Magic is a contagious thing. Take mākutu - the Māori word for harmful witchcraft. It shook New Zealand's white colonists too, in the C19th and early C20th. 'A mākutu is on the land', some would say, when weird troubles mounted. #FolkloreThursday Image from @ExploreWellcome https://t.co/iyfYLEDPRC
18 Jul, 08:08 AM UTC
Sam Lavan
Ghille Dhu is a Scottish wood-dwelling fairy with dark hair, clothed with leaves and moss. He is said to have been rather wild looking, but he was also considered to be kind and gentle- especially to children. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/LlsJGxCqSe
18 Jul, 01:54 PM UTC
Ciaran Conliffe
Odysseus met plenty of weirdos living on islands during the Odyssey, but none was quite so beloved of 19th century painters as Circe. These are some of my favourite paintings of her. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/IgoKXBnvyb
18 Jul, 02:38 PM UTC
Wendy Mewes
The chattering menhirs, Ile de Sein #Brittany #Bretagne #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/iC8509A4m2
18 Jul, 11:01 AM UTC
Ancient Pages
On Orkney Islands there are tales of fisherman, mythical creatures emerging from the waters. There are also stories about a curious mythological race of dark, gloomy, distrusted and powerful sorcerers known as the Fin Folk (Finfolk). #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/npHXeYRU8C
18 Jul, 02:01 PM UTC
IRIS was a Greek goddess, messenger of the Oplympians. Her father was the marine-god Thaumus & her mother was the cloud-nymph Elektra. Which makes her the goddess of rainbows 🌈😉 #FolkloreThursday #greekmythology https://t.co/7hEF65nQjk
18 Jul, 02:05 PM UTC
Yvonne Aburrow 🧜🏿‍♀️🌈⭐️
@Gerrarrdus @RobGMacfarlane Interesting contraction of Gabriel’s Ratchet Hounds — another name for geese, related to the folklore that they are the Wild Hunt flying over. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/OIe0olGhGB
18 Jul, 03:01 PM UTC
Countryman editor
#FolkloreThursday @FolkloreThurs @DeeDeeChainey The #legend of Piper’s Hole, #ScillyIsles: “The inhabitants of the locality tell you of dogs let in at one entrance coming out, after a time, at the other with most of their hair off.” (Info from ‘The Lore of the Land’.) https://t.co/tyQeMJMJVY
18 Jul, 02:01 PM UTC
European Beauty
Every year in February, #Slovenians wear traditional masks and costumes to scare off the winter in a festival called Kurentovanje. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/AZ8UVOg28N
18 Jul, 04:15 PM UTC
The Sacred Isle (Folklore and Short Stories)
Hi #FolkloreThursday, today I talk about the creation of the Pinnacle of Ur, the Giant called Orri, what happens if you are killed at sea, what happened to the old gods and the Forever Magics of the #IsleofWight. All in today's #FromTheCrowsNest https://t.co/nXnEKUvASP
18 Jul, 02:09 PM UTC
Martin W
If you look in a mirror and say "Purple Aki" three times he will come and feel your muscles. #FolkloreThursday
18 Jul, 12:19 PM UTC
A.R. Jung 📚
The Princess of the Dark - a short story #fairytale #horror #writingcommunity #folkloreThursday #amwriting https://t.co/34B7pBCKDR https://t.co/agIv42iPXg
18 Jul, 04:11 PM UTC
Erotic Mythology 🦉
The island of Delos is the birth place of Artemis and Apollon, though the island of Ortygia is also mentioned either as birth place of Artemis, both, or a place where Leto rested after giving birth. When Hera was hounding pregnant Leto, only Delos dared defy her #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/1PXtjyWcnU
18 Jul, 04:13 PM UTC
Ellen Hagen
‘Skrattaskjær’ (Warlock Skerry) is named after the ‘seidmenn’ that cursed King Olav Tryggvason for bringing Christianity to Norway. The King had them captured and placed on the skerry where they drowned. Skerry comes from Old Norse ‘sker’, ‘skjær’ in Norwegian. #folklorethursday https://t.co/xIiPvqdF4s
18 Jul, 04:08 PM UTC
Priscilla Hernandez
Clytie was a nymph in love with Apollo the Sun God even if she wasn't loved back she would must watch him and he passed by until she became a flower always facing to greet him #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/nEVPQxj7Uk
18 Jul, 04:02 PM UTC
Sarah Chavez
THREAD On the island of Sardinia, an accabadora, ‘woman or angel of death,’ assisted the dying into the afterlife, often by employing a cudgel. There would only be one accabadora per generation who would serve the community until their own death. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/L4lNPvgu5O
18 Jul, 04:17 PM UTC
Paragon Book Gallery
#FolkloreThursday Revisit the story of the Monkey King #SunWukong in the 16th century #ChineseClassic, Journey to the West. Legends about the #MonkeyKing can be traced back to the #SongDynasty (960-1279). #Art by #JapaneseArtist #Yoshitoshi, 1889. #ChineseArt #JapaneseArt https://t.co/Kqf9eYbsZA
18 Jul, 03:53 PM UTC
🧙🏻‍♂️🧚‍♂️SpookArtToons 🥑🍌🍵
@FolkloreThurs #folklorethursday THREAD: “A truvatura”, meaning “the finding” is an ancestral Sicilian legend that talks about hidden enchanted treasures, protected by supernatural beings such as demons, pixies, gnomes, dragons or simply an immortal young woman 1/.... https://t.co/OmaPbsV9pu
18 Jul, 03:48 PM UTC
Jenni Gudgeon
#FolkloreThursday Scotland's mighty stoorworm was so big that its eyes were the size of dark lochs. When it was killed, it's falling teeth created the Orkney, Sheltland, and Faroe islands, and it's curled up body became Iceland. https://t.co/aygqjavrST #Stoorworm #Scotland https://t.co/YgHxIcaMJM
18 Jul, 04:05 PM UTC
The Masai of Kenya have an evil storm god called Nenaunir, the Rainbow Snake. He lived in the clouds and ruled over storms. His appearance was an ill omen 🌈🐍 #Africa #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/FGd9WKn2iY
18 Jul, 04:05 PM UTC
Icy Sedgwick
As we're talking islands today, I wanted to re-share my post about my favourite folk tale from Venice, involving the Devil, Vivaldi, and the Jewel of the Adriatic... -> https://t.co/Aru867X4le #folklorethursday https://t.co/aRoW6GsMQV
18 Jul, 04:16 PM UTC
Pearl Mateos
An Aerico is a disease demon from Greek folklore. It is often believed to normally dwell unseen in the air, though it sometimes takes the form of a human. As a disease demon, Aerico are believed to spread diseases, such as the plague and malaria. #folklorethursday https://t.co/DlAOuS64hZ
18 Jul, 04:15 PM UTC
The Hogboon are very friendly, mound dwelling goblins that inhabit the Orkney Islands. They mainly live near farms and keep watch over the land and give luck to the families who live there. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/oHd5Ec31h4
18 Jul, 04:08 PM UTC
Dr. Zalka Csenge Virág
#Harlots just made a Captain Wedderburn ballad reference! Well, I guess I have my next #StorySpotting topic 😄 #FolkloreThursday
18 Jul, 04:06 PM UTC
Stephen G. Rae
William McGregor on #Gwen: “A slow burn anti-capitalist #folk horror would be the best description”. #film #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/mDFObdZRX8
18 Jul, 04:02 PM UTC