Well, we chose a good brand colour then.
C'mon you "flighty" girls. Let's get your show-girl and play-actor dreams into your 2020 Impress Prize submissions!
#FolkloreThursday #ThursdayThoughts #weirdhistory #impressprize https://t.co/GtjIeylWRi
Some Scottish folklore for #FolkloreThursday :
From "Primitive Beliefs in the North-East of Scotland" by J.M. MacPherson, published 1929
"The river Spey is spoken of as 'she', and bears the character of being bloodthirsty."
Green was believed to be unlucky because it was associated with fairy folk. Fairies were thought to dance in green rings and wear green clothes. #FolkloreThursday #colours #fairies https://t.co/TOQR3Q2KjfAlys West 🌳🇪🇺 @AlysWestYork • 20 Feb 18:40 GMT
The straight-talking, Welsh water fairy The Lady of Llyn y Fan Fach, gives us a Celtic schooling in
boundaries and consequences. Find more about this uncompromising woman in Warriors, Witches, Women. https://t.co/UlMYieZcUw #warriorswitcheswomen #folklorethursday #celtic #goddess https://t.co/o7NTTbGv4h
As recently as 1971, mole’s hands & feet were still carried in bags around the neck as remedies for toothache, epilepsy & rheumatism...
Read more at https://t.co/aVW8yxqQaj
#moles #mammals #folklorethursday https://t.co/haZPGp9x27
Amanita Mascaria the iconic red fungi that appear all over wooded areas in the Northern Hemisphere. Their red caps have been linked to many fairytales of woodland sprites and gnomes, as well as folklore practices including the brewing of a hallucinogenic tea #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/5tcKyNTK7hBadger North 🦡🌍🗝🌚🌲 @MxBadgerNorth • 20 Feb 17:22 GMT
@roman_wales Pliny may be right about painting but my suspicion is that he's not, because assorted prehistoric evidence suggests that pictorial art began with representing faces. Here's one of the most famous examples. https://t.co/op17CkaO9w #FolkloreThursdayJennie Kermode @jennie_kermode • 20 Feb 15:55 GMT
Green was considered an unlucky colour. Brides were told to get married in their ordinary clothes rather than wear green to their wedding. Some thought that if you bought a green dress, your next dress would be black for mourning.
#FolkloreThursday #colours https://t.co/LPm1RRenrn
I wonder, if referring to faeries by that name - instead of "fair folk" or "hidden ones" or such - could cause all kinds of mischief, then what might hashtagging them do?
Hi, #FolkloreThursday! Thank you to @MythCrafts for our last session. I’m Crystal of @HistoriumU ready to share another 90 minutes of your art, creativity, and colours folklore! I’m currently obsessed with “Wind Blown Grass Across the Moon” by Hiroshige! You? https://t.co/mb3vvisYuoFolklore Thursday @FolkloreThurs • 20 Feb 15:11 GMT
@cdrose_writer @mindandlanguage @gefbot I'd say that poltergeists tend to be a bit tricksy, as do brownies - but they're not really individual Trickster-type characters. I wouldn't be if somewhere in British folklore there is a Trickster-type figure - I'd ask on #FolkloreThursday...Edward Parnell @edward_parnell • 20 Feb 15:05 GMT
@StaBoFr @eclary84 They still do. This is my dining room table. More of them move in near-daily. They're always happy to share stories with me, and not just on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Maybe Midlands fairies work longer hours? #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/C9bjO8EbMFgroweatgift @groweatgift • 20 Feb 15:01 GMT
In folklore, you must ask after a lone magpie's spouse. A lone magpie is thought to be sad and this has given rise to the rhyme:
One for sorrow
Two for joy
Three for a girl
Four for a boy
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret
Never to be told
#FolkloreThursday Once the bluebell bore the name Endymion non-scriptus, one night on Mount Latmus, near Miletus in Caria, Selene's bright light fell on a sleeping shepherd, Endymion. So enamoured was the moon goddess that she cast a spell that the boy would remain ever thus. https://t.co/lWDk7yorKVB&W Thornton @bwthornton • 20 Feb 14:16 GMT
@mindandlanguage boggart, in #Yorkshire #folklore (and elsewhere); "a ghost, or spectral spirit, haunting a particular place [poss Celtic 'bwg; ghost]"
ref 'Yorkshire Dictionary of Dialect, Tradition & Folklore'
#FolkloreThursday @DialectHeritage @YorksDictionary @DeeDeeChainey