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Harvest Moon (Golden Hare) by Tamsin Abbott, English stained glass artist. Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumn equinox. The Celts would use the Harvest Moon to mark the time before Samhain and considered it a blessing #womensart #FolkloreThursday @womensart1's photo on #FolkloreThursday
12 Sep, 06:40 AM UTC
Mark Rees
"The raven in Welsh lore is closely connected with the hero King Arthur, whose soul was supposed to hover in the form of that bird over his favourite haunts. For this reason in #Wales, and #Cornwall, it is considered unlucky to kill a raven." #FolkloreThursday #ThursdayThoughts @reviewwales's photo on #FolkloreThursday
12 Sep, 08:04 AM UTC
PJ Holden
“Boudicca” by @johnreppion and @pauljholden #folklorethursday #folklorecomics #comics #twittercomics #romanbritain @pauljholden on FolkloreThursday">https://t.co/V5l2XzAnFh @pauljholden's photo on #FolkloreThursday
12 Sep, 08:40 AM UTC
VenetiaJane's Garden
In Ulster Meadowsweet is known as ‘Crios Conchulainn’ or ‘Cúchulainn’s Belt’. It is said that Cúchulainn, a heroic & mighty warrior, wore a sprig of these flowers in his belt & following battles bathed in water infused with them to calm his uncontrollable rages. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/iZ6pl5hzCP
12 Sep, 08:08 AM UTC
Sir Francis Drake took a snare drum with him when he circumnavigated the world. Shortly before he died he ordered the drum to be taken to Buckland Abbey & vowed that if England were ever in danger & someone beat the drum he would return to defend the country. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/M89GlDSzYs
12 Sep, 08:33 AM UTC
Woodland Trust
#RobinHood is a legendary outlaw in English folklore. Whether he existed or not has been debated for centuries, but it is thought he resided in #SherwoodForest, and the Major Oak was a hideout for the Merry Men. #FolkloreThursday @WoodlandTrust's photo on #FolkloreThursday
12 Sep, 10:02 AM UTC
Folklore Film Fans
Arthurian legend is positively heaving with Folklore Heroes. Here, Arthur & his Knights ride out to meet Mordred: 'Excalibur' (1981) dir. John Boorman. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/3RLlSbNdhB
12 Sep, 10:25 AM UTC
Karen Lee Street
In Finnish epic the Kalevala, Lemminkäinen’s heroic mother retrieves her son’s torn body from the river of Tuonela (realm of the Dead), sews it back together, and uses honey brought by a bee (messenger of the god Ukko) to bring him back to life #Finnishfolklore #Folklorethursday https://t.co/wQceROqjkM
12 Sep, 08:35 AM UTC
Dr Jo Ball
Atalanta is one of the few female heroes in #AncientGreek & #Roman mythology, a virgin huntress raised by bears. She was the only female Argonaut, & sailed with Jason on his quest for the Golden Fleece; she also defeated Peleus, father of Achilles, in wrestling. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/7Wc6Bw49Ea
12 Sep, 08:25 AM UTC
Icy Sedgwick
The dragonfly! In some cultures, it represents good luck and prosperity. In Scandinavia, there's a belief that dragonflies will sew shut the eyes of children who tell lies! #folklorethursday https://t.co/PkwgveGyZj
12 Sep, 08:55 AM UTC
In 1797 French soldiers invaded Fishguard. When heroic local Jemima Nicholas heard of the invasion she grabbed her pitchfork and managed to singlehandedly round up 12 of them! Welsh women are feisty! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/9An2CH2L7l
12 Sep, 08:19 AM UTC
Coffin Boffin
CATSKIN. English Cinderella tale retold in Joseph Jacobs, More English Fairy Tales, 1894, 1922. A daughter is banished to the scullery and forced to dress in cat skins complete with ears, as a #cat she develops the heroic ability to deceive her persecutors #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/QgprnEeBah
12 Sep, 11:53 AM UTC
Liza Frank
It could be argued that Ariadne is the mother of all detective stories. By giving Theseus a ball of yarn to guide him through the labyrinth, she literally gave him a clew and the meaning shifted from a ball of wool to something that points the way... #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/xasg7lzVgZ
12 Sep, 09:35 AM UTC
Mark Rees
"In the days of old the Welsh believed that the souls of heroes and just people entered heaven by means of the rainbow, which was built by Gwydion son of Dôn. People considered it very unlucky to pass under the rainbow. It was an omen of impending death" #FolkloreThursday #Wales @reviewwales's photo on #FolkloreThursday
12 Sep, 09:39 AM UTC
CASSANDRA - the magical future-seeing woman who uttered true prophesies, but was never believed. Which, of course, is something that never happens now with young women. #folkloreThursday @FolkloreThurs https://t.co/vJejE0xd1p
12 Sep, 08:45 AM UTC
Arbeitskreis für Vergleichende Mythologie e.V.
One of our favorite heroines is Persephone, who was robbed by Hades and had to live with him in the Greek Underworld half the year. The other six month she's with her Mother Demeter and is responsible for spring and summer. #FolkloreThursday #folklore #mythology #myth https://t.co/KrPr79v73Q
12 Sep, 12:32 PM UTC
Sahar Vagan
The Rowan tree was thought to give protection against malevolent beings. The tree was also called "wayfarer's tree" or "traveller's tree" because it supposedly prevents those on a journey from getting lost. #FolkloreThursday #Trees https://t.co/bh7zDKdzuv
12 Sep, 12:22 PM UTC
Halloween Scream Queen 👻🎃👻🎃👻
There's only 49 days until Halloween!!! ARE YOU READY, SPOOKY FRIENDS??? 🎃🦇🎃🕸️🎃💀🎃🦇🎃🕸️🎃💀 #Halloween #Horrorfamily #folklorethursday https://t.co/mzfupai6qR
12 Sep, 06:33 AM UTC
The Adversary and His Folklore
#FolkloreThursday Milton's Satan is arguably one of the best literary tragic heroes. Tragic heroes are heroes that posses a major flaw, in this case, pride. Milton writes him as a sympathetic, all-too-human character you can't help but root for. He feels despair and even regret https://t.co/6ddlVd7qNI
12 Sep, 11:36 AM UTC
Like walking under a ladder, crossing paths with a black cat or breaking a mirror, many believe that Friday the 13th brings bad luck. It’s uncertain exactly when this particular tradition began, negative superstitions have swirled around the #13 for ages. #folklorethursday https://t.co/WFBCh4BlOE
12 Sep, 12:00 PM UTC
L.E. Ataire
Until the Great War, it was common in the British Isles to leave graveside meals for deceased loved ones. The practice was brought to an end by rationing and then with WWII so soon after, it has yet to reenter the mainstream. #folkloreThursday https://t.co/sN2yp9d1ZU
12 Sep, 12:41 PM UTC
curious ordinary
Zhong Kui, or Shōki, is the ghostbuster hero of Chinese and Japanese mythology. Able to command 80,000 demons, eradicate ghosts and banish evil spirits, he is revered as a guardian and his image is often painted on gates as a form of protection. #FolkloreThursday #ghosts #heroes https://t.co/b9zBMGlxe4
12 Sep, 12:00 PM UTC
Dark Tales
In the Fenian cycle of Irish mythology, Diarmuid Ua Duibhne was the demigod son of the Irish god of death. He was amongst the most skilled warriors of the Fianna, possessing two spears that inflicted wounds that would not heal #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/cQMwy8nBgD
12 Sep, 12:49 PM UTC
Cindy Gail Prince
#FolkloreThursday Burning cedar is important to Cherokee spiritual beliefs. Cedar is used to cleanse an area of negative energy. It’s used as a smudge. https://t.co/fuxzdBPxSJ
12 Sep, 12:50 PM UTC
Mola Mola
1/ Takiyasha hime was a sorceress who raised an army of yōkai and attempted to conquer Japan. She studied a magic scroll containing the secrets of frog magic which was owned a mysterious wizard named Nikushisen. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/s0gPbIhIfi
12 Sep, 01:55 PM UTC
Morgan Al-Moor
When Princess Nitocris was made a puppet queen of Egypt by the conspirators who killed her brother, she invited them to a palace banquet, sealed the doors, & flooded the dining hall with cold water from the Nile, drowning all her enemies in one strike. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/svz5hYv6pF
12 Sep, 02:05 PM UTC
Erotic Mythology
This week's #FolkloreThursday theme is the folklore of #heroes and #heroines. I'll share a few of my favourite stories in this thread 🥰 The undisputed sweetheart of Greek heroes is Perseus. A demigod son of Zeus, he just tried to protect his mum from the creepy king of Seriphos. https://t.co/rBK9BbrMdu
12 Sep, 11:25 AM UTC
European Beauty
Oisín was regarded in legend as the greatest poet of Ireland, and is a warrior of the fianna in the Ossianic or Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology. He is the son of Fionn mac Cumhaill and of Sadhbh (daughter of Bodb Dearg). #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/SY4mAjsX3d
12 Sep, 02:30 PM UTC
The English Garden
Anthriscus sylvestris, also known as Queen Anne's Lace, cow parsley and mother die, is rich in folklore. The name 'mother die', was thought to stem from the fear that bringing the plant indoors could quite literally bring about the death of one's mother. #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/Y5FFjzVJKn
12 Sep, 09:45 AM UTC
Kris W
I don't know who started it but I'm 💗#FolkloreThursday In Finland it was believed that a bird brings the soul to a newborn, and that the same bird takes the soul with it when they die. This bird was called sielulintu, "soul-bird" It was believed to guard souls while they slept. https://t.co/3A5VVWWxMM
12 Sep, 01:58 PM UTC

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