The Guanche people were the first known inhabitants of the Canary Islands. Their myths and legends still resonate through the ages giving small glimpses of these remarkable people. Some of their traditions and folklore still endure adding depth, color, and flavor to the modern culture of the islands. The Gods of Mount Teide: Mythology and […]The Gods of Mount Teide: Mythology and Folklore of Tenerife — Glyn Hnutu-healh: History, Alchemy, and Me
Hertfordshire Folklore: Jack O’ Legs — Under the influence! (Reblog)
Jack1956, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons Jack O’ Legs In the folklore of Hertfordshire, England, Jack O’ Legs was a giant and legendary outlaw who helped the poor people of his locality. He was a good archer and used a huge bow to match his size. He was said to live in a […]Hertfordshire Folklore: Jack O’ Legs — Under the influence!
Psychopomps in Breton Myths and Folktales: Entering the Afterlife — Under the influence! (Reblog)
In many societies death needed a servant that would guide or bring the soul of the deceased to the place of the afterlife. Such servants were called psychopomps and presented here is a brief discussion of two psychopomps from Breton folklore and mythology.Psychopomps in Breton Myths and Folktales: Entering the Afterlife — Under the influence!
Ghosts and Revenants of Brittany — Bonjour From Brittany (Reblog)
Tales of ghosts and ghostly apparitions form a rich vein in the folklore of Brittany although, in the Breton tradition, there was once no significant separation between the living and the dead, both were seen as dwelling in two discrete worlds that were in perpetual relation with one another.Ghosts and Revenants of Brittany — Bonjour From Brittany
Russian folklore: The firebird — Under the influence! (Reblog)
The firebird is a creature from Russian or Slavic folklore that has been the inspiration of many fairy and folktales, literary works and works of art.
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