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Anne Louise Avery
In Finland, the Northern Lights are called "revontulet" or "fox fires". One old folktale tells of an Arctic fox running and scampering in the far north, throwing coloured lights up into the dark sky by sweeping frozen snow crystals upwards with his tail. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/UfFPdFZ6bw
15 Nov, 09:17 AM UTC
VenetiaJane's Garden
Poseidon, also known as ‘Earth-Shaker’, is the Greek god of the sea, earthquakes, storms and horses. The pine and all cone-bearing trees were dedicated to him as the wood of these trees was said to yield the finest timber for building ships. #FolkloreThursday #trees VenetiaJane's Garden's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 09:10 AM UTC
Amanda Edmiston, Botanica Fabula
One of the legends around Edinburgh's dormant volcano Arthur's Seat is that it is in fact a sleeping dragon who ate so much he went to sleep+hasn't woken since~seems fitting! #FolkloreThursday I wonder how many other volcanoes have fire breathing dragon legends attached to them? Amanda Edmiston, Botanica Fabula's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 10:38 AM UTC
P J Richards
🔥⚒️🔥The island of Vulcano in the Mediterranean, has given us the word 'volcano'. Romans believed it was the forge of Vulcan, blacksmith to the gods. Eruptions were the sparks flying up as he hammered out thunderbolts for Jupiter, and forged weapons for Mars. #FolkloreThursday P J Richards's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 09:00 AM UTC
Katherine Soutar Artist
Janet Forsyth, a 17th century Orcadian, dreamed a storm would take her lover and warned him, he scoffed. But she was right. Devastated and branded a witch due to this and other premonitions, she was sentenced to death but disappeared before they could hang her. #FolkloreThursday Katherine Soutar Artist's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 11:44 AM UTC
Cate Cawley
'In the morning mountains, in the afternoon fountains'. Old #weather sayings and #folklore stretch back many thousands of years. Here #clouds build up during the morning, followed by #storms later in the day #Folklorethursday #photography #nature https://t.co/NorXUz233Z
15 Nov, 09:17 AM UTC
I'm gonna start doing #FolkloreThursday posts every week since Malay folklore is dying. Let's start with something simple. Malay belief held that anyone who can find the nest of the white-breasted waterhen (burung ruak-ruak) would acquire the ability to turn invisible ❅Royai's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 09:21 AM UTC
Icy Sedgwick
“If the goose honks high, fair weather. If the goose honks low, foul weather.” #folklorethursday Icy Sedgwick's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 10:06 AM UTC
Terri Windling
For this week's #FolkloreThursday theme, the folklore of volcanoes, earthquakes, and other natural phenomena, here's a piece on the elemental spirits of earth, air, water, and fire: https://t.co/DnIoFu8wLr
15 Nov, 10:24 AM UTC
Tatiana Fajardo
#FolkloreThursday German mathematician, astronomer,and astrologer Johannes Kepler, who died #OTD 1630, considered volcanoes as conduits for the tears and excrement of the Earth, voiding bitumen, tar and sulfur. https://t.co/Jwim0vELbe
15 Nov, 09:00 AM UTC
Adam Pidgeon
Herodotus wrote of Persian invaders in 479BC preparing to assault a town on the Kassandra peninsula being swept away by an angry Poseidon. Modern scientists found evidence on the peninsula of a tsunami that occurred around 500BC. Don't mess with Poseidon. #FolkloreThursday Adam Pidgeon's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 11:28 AM UTC
Folklore often begins where paved road becomes track, where good lanes becomes rough path. - #CLNolan #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 01:39 PM UTC
Scott Poole
Stories of "the wild men of the trenches" circulated on the western front in WW1. Soldiers claimed that whole regiments lived in caves under no man's land and came out to forage corpses. As the rumor legend grew, these deserters became primal and monstrous #folklorethursday
15 Nov, 11:53 AM UTC
Mark Rees
"Ghosts of bells are believed to haunt many parts of Wales. In Llangorse Lake, Brecon Beacons, an ancient city is said to lie buried, from whose cathedral bells on a calm day may be heard a faint & muffled chime pealing solemnly down in the sepial depths" #FolkloreThursday #Wales Mark Rees's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 09:02 AM UTC
Mark Rees
"Tradition speaks of Fairies as being enamoured of the inhabitants of this earth, and content, for awhile, to be wedded to mortals. There are families in Wales who have Fairy blood coursing through their veins." #FolkloreThursday #Wales Art: Fairy Lovers by Theodor von Holst Mark Rees's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 01:06 PM UTC
Marjolein Robertson
In Shetland and Orkney we have our own version of da Midgard serpent, who wraps right around da world, biting da end of it's own tale. We call it da Stoor Worm. When it lashes around on da sea bed it causes quakes around da world. @FolkloreThurs #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 08:08 AM UTC
Emily Hare
I'm going to be sending my book, Cauldron off to the printers in the next few days. VERY exciting. It's all about witches and their familiars and filled with watercolour paintings. You can pre order here: https://t.co/biuaUNhI68 #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/SbSLgnGRwT
15 Nov, 09:18 AM UTC
Re-sharing this new painting for the ever-lovely #FolkloreThursday crowd. A tiny, bog-dwelling Welsh dragon with, like most dragons, a fascination for all thing shiny... ...specifically small, shiny bugs. Well, a dragon’s gotta eat! #dragon #Folklore #FantasticBeasts DragonsofWales's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 06:57 AM UTC
Folklore Thursday
Hello #FolkloreThursday! This is @BenTheEpicure erupting into your day to share your folklore facts about volcanoes, earthquakes, and other natural phenomena. (Image: Pele by David Howard Hitchcock) Folklore Thursday's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 09:00 AM UTC
Ailish Sinclair
Over the Sea to the Fairies: https://t.co/Ax2I8cUsD9 #FolkloreThursday #Scotland https://t.co/rhiYABRw2w
15 Nov, 01:55 PM UTC
The four pieces of the fallen, broken 20m high menhir at Locmariaquer can be clearly seen in Levy's card no. 6. Reasons offered for why it fell include lightning strike, earthquake and deliberate human destruction. The latter seems most likely! #FolkloreThursday Frenchpostcardsofmegaliths's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 10:30 AM UTC
The Sacred Isle (Folklore and Short Stories)
Good Morning #FolkloreThursday There were 3 main sacred sites on the #IsleOfWight, one was the Pinnacle of Ur. When the last of the Arch-Druids died in the 17th Century it caused the Pinnacle to fall into the ocean; the tremor and sound was so great that it work the restless dead The Sacred Isle (Folklore and Short Stories)'s photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 10:03 AM UTC
Mark Rees
Do the dead need shoes? "In the parish of Defynnog, Breconshire, there was a custom (up to 1843, when it ceased through the angry action of a lawless widower) of giving to the parish clerk the best pair of shoes and stockings left behind by the deceased." #FolkloreThursday #Wales Mark Rees's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 10:03 AM UTC
Rick Palmer
Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl are adjacent volcanoes at the south end of the Valley of Mexico. Itzaccihuatl's resemblance to a reclining woman (pictured below) gave rise to a legend the volcanoes were lovers that could not bear to be out of each others sight. #FolkloreThursday Rick Palmer's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 09:57 AM UTC
curious ordinary
In Japanese mythology Namazu is a giant catfish who lives under the islands of Japan & causes violent earthquakes. Once people prayed to the gods to stop the earthquakes and they searched everywhere for the cause, finally realising it was Namazu. 1/2 #FolkloreThursday #mythology curious ordinary's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 09:59 AM UTC
Diane A. Rodgers
Its not just fairytales! @KJSoar #CCLSheffield @C3RINews #folklorethursday Diane A. Rodgers's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 02:07 PM UTC
Maude Frome
Vesuvius in Eruption, Joseph Malllord William Turner, 1817-20. #Artlovers #arte #art #watercolour #FolkloreThursday Maude Frome's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 07:00 AM UTC
🖊Legend of the Lost 📚
It’s #folklorethursday again in #folktaleweek2018 so today I’lll warn you about the Boggart, an always malevolent creature who attaches to families. It makes the milk sour and animals lame, just enough mischief to cause suffering and pain. Such a shame. 🖊Legend of the Lost 📚's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 10:01 AM UTC
The Oval Centre
We love it when #FolkloreThursday is close to home! https://t.co/oW0Rl3WSxf
15 Nov, 02:10 PM UTC
HereAnonymous Boss
The kelpie myth reflected a cultural fear of water in an age when many lived by the coast but were unable to swim. Just cultural explanations of unexplainable phenomena #FolkloreThursday #ThursdayThoughts HereAnonymous Boss's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 02:19 PM UTC
And on those ancient trails, smoothed by the feet of those long lost, long dead, live the stories of our ancestors. Black hound, cart of souls and the Devil-a-travelling. #CLNolan #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 01:51 PM UTC
Maude Frome
“Certain wonderfull overflowings.” The Great Flood of 30th Jan 1607 hit S/W England at 30 mph, with waves of 25 ft rushing up the Bristol Channel. It covered 200 sq miles of land & killed 2000 people, wiping out whole villages. One theory is it was a tsunami. #FolkloreThursday Maude Frome's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 07:02 AM UTC
Cara Lyn Hamilton
Volcanic action made gold settle in pockets. Shepherd in 1800s UK found such a pocket. He filled his pockets and started back down mountain, he fell, broke neck, was found on track gold spilling from him. No one ever found the gold source, the story now lore. #FolkloreThursday Cara Lyn Hamilton's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 01:57 PM UTC
Amanda Edmiston, Botanica Fabula
#KistInThyme all packed+ready to go.Exciting weekend planned as I take my workshop on Scottish Herbal Magic +storytelling to the @AshmoleanMuseum for their #OneWorld event . Would be lovely to see some #FolkloreThursday friends there if you’re in the area https://t.co/3cHJBvz27M Amanda Edmiston, Botanica Fabula's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 01:32 PM UTC
Karen Lee Street
Costa Rican myth: a girl was to be sacrificed to appease the Poás Volcano but the Rualdo, a plain bird with a glorious song, flew into the volcano & offered its voice to save its friend. Poás accepted and the Rualdo was rewarded with beautiful plumage. #Folklorethursday Karen Lee Street's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 02:24 PM UTC
Claire Cock-Starkey
Sailors used to believe that should a bird alight on board ship it should not be handled. If you touch a seabird, so too will you have to touch the sails due to the resultant storms. #FolkloreThursday Claire Cock-Starkey's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 02:22 PM UTC
Dr. Zalka Csenge Virág
The 13th century Icelandic saga, Tale of the Mountain-dweller is about a troll in a cave that recites a poem to travelers, describing an epic volcanic eruption. You learn the poem or you die... #FolkloreThursday #storytelling Dr. Zalka Csenge Virág's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 12:22 PM UTC
Myth Crafts
Folklore meets science in Catfish and Earthquake Predictions; the Mythology of Namazu. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/CHs63iLAyr via @mythcrafts
15 Nov, 01:12 PM UTC
David Clarke
Making #Folklore respectable in English universities @CeriHoulbrook on how team from @UniofHerts @odavies9 launched the new MA in Folklore Studies #CCLSheffield #FolkloreThursday David Clarke's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 01:30 PM UTC
Bone and Sickle
Perchten awaken! Perchten in German-speaking Alpine regions are Winter spirits representing nature's energies slumbering beneath the earth. Appeasing them guarantees good luck & harvest in coming year. From Luis Trenker's 1934 film "Verlorene Sohn"(Prodigal Son) #FolkloreThursday Bone and Sickle's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 01:59 PM UTC
According to the book Kentucky Superstitions by Daniel Lindsey Thomas and Lucy Blayney Thomas, thunder during a funeral means "the soul will go down." Thunder after a funeral means "the spirit of the deceased has gone to heaven". #FolkloreThursday Lorraine's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 02:06 PM UTC
Icy Sedgwick
Various legends surround the Pascagoula River, also known as the Singing River for the eerie humming noises it makes. Some believe the Pascagoula people drowned themselves while singing their death song. More river lore here -> https://t.co/QqgRtKOVZW #folklorethursday Icy Sedgwick's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 02:35 PM UTC
Kamapua‘a a suitor of Pele visited her home she rejected him w/ contempt a fight broke out Pele was forced into her crater and he poured water on her. But Pele rose up from the crater and drove him to the sea w/ thunder, lightning, and showers of large stones. #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 02:12 PM UTC
Mickie Postle
Namazu, a giant catfish in Japanese folklore was said to cause earthquakes #FolkloreThursday Mickie Postle's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 09:11 AM UTC
The Golden Hinde
Some believe that it was Whale Cove, Oregon & not Point Reyes, California where Francis Drake careened the Golden Hinde & claimed the land for England. There is a story that Francis Drake buried treasure in Oregon possibly from a local Native American legend #FolkloreThursday The Golden Hinde's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 01:02 PM UTC
Folklore Thursday
Good afternoon #FolkloreThursday! @DeeDeeChainey here for the folklore of natural phenomena! It's everything from natural disasters, to the northern lights, to rainbows... Bring on the lore! More ideas: https://t.co/Z9Vo13uzKw [Img: Urania's Mirror - Hercules and_Corona Borealis] Folklore Thursday's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 02:37 PM UTC
Liza Frank
So not zinc deficiency then...? #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/cBRqhiLPsC
15 Nov, 02:34 PM UTC
Randi SamuelsonBrown
#FolkloreThursday - the belief of Tommyknockers were imported with the Cornish miners. Deep in the bowels of the earth, they warned of impending disaster. Randi SamuelsonBrown's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 02:33 PM UTC
Folklore Thursday
Thank you #FolkloreThursday, @MythCrafts has had a blast this week - pun intended- Stay tuned for the always lovely @DeeDeeChainey up next. See you next week! [Image: Offerings left for Pele on the Kilauea lava fields - taken by me] Folklore Thursday's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 02:32 PM UTC
Go Folk Yourself Podcast
Happy #FolkloreThursday everyone! On today’s #Minnesota episode of Go Folk Yourself, we dig into the land of hot dishes, Paul Bunyan, and the #wendigo! Don’t forget to follow us and leave a review! https://t.co/eh7Ce8QIiX
15 Nov, 02:08 PM UTC
Claire Cock-Starkey
Sailors traditionally believed that should you break an oath on board ship then a violent storm would follow. #FolkloreThursday Claire Cock-Starkey's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 02:32 PM UTC
#FolkloreThursday the elvencloak lichen, said to be used in the making of elfish garments, making them invisible to the naked human eye, & also indicative of “enchanted” locations victorshannock's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 02:30 PM UTC
Kathleen Borealis
There are local legends from the Nisga'a People in British Columbia around the eruption of Tseax Cone (1690) which refer to an extended period of unrest including the destruction of two villages near the Nass River and deaths from "poison smoke." #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 02:33 PM UTC
old cumbria
The Legend of the Stone Circle ‘Long Meg and Her Daughters’ #FolkloreThursday #Cumbria https://t.co/YonzBe2o4X
15 Nov, 02:44 PM UTC
Currach Press
We're feeling matchy-matchy this #folklorethursday with yet another stunning illustration by Mark Joyce from #MythicalIrishBeasts, our new book brimming with mythical monsters and beasties from Irish folklore. Currach Press's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 12:08 PM UTC
Historium Unearthia
Japan’s Mt. Fuji was once the home to the goddess Sengen, also known as the Goddess of Fuji, whose temple resided on the summit of the mountain. She was known to throw “wanderers” from the mountain if they got to close to its heart. (Img: Unknown) #FolkloreThursday Historium Unearthia's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 02:30 PM UTC
Historic Scotland
🎶 Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, it's off to the Dwarfie Stane we go! 🎶 Is this enormous block of sandstone carved with small chambers on Hoy the home of Trollid the dwarf? (Probably not! Experts reckon it's a unique prehistoric tomb https://t.co/5iX1KP1aXW) #FolkloreThursday Historic Scotland's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 02:45 PM UTC
Christopher (Saint)
So Cool.. American Folklore through a distinct Japanese lens. #FolkloreThursday find. Thanks for sharing. https://t.co/M8GbXz8tWZ
15 Nov, 02:58 AM UTC
Cork Folklore
#excited Posters just arrived for our #FREE #event next week! Who wants to display them publicly? #Cork #PureCork #WeareCork #corkireland #corkcity #folklore #folklorethursday #corktogether Cork Folklore's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 02:45 PM UTC
TL unnecessary-hyphen Rose
The Hmin Nat lives in the woods of Burma. When confronted by an unwelcome intruder, as punishment for their trespass, the Hmin Nat will shake them until they’re reduced to a state of incurable madness. #FolkloreThursday Art: Spiritual Hour by Jacek Yurka TL unnecessary-hyphen Rose's photo on #FolkloreThursday
15 Nov, 02:38 PM UTC

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