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Sage Herblore

Often associated with the Autumn and Winter, it is actually late Spring and early Summer when Sage is truly at its most beautiful. It has become a common herb for cooks and one of the most popular garden herbs, however Sage also has a rich history of herb and folklore. 400 more words

Folklore And Folk Magic

Guardians of the Home (Domovoi)

Domovoi, domovoy, domachi, domovoj, domovik, dedek(grandfather)—All names for a particular type of house spirit.

Think brownies.  Very hirsute, macho brownies, ones that beat the hell out of anything looking for trouble on your property.   867 more words

Folklore And Mythology

Unfinished... (Gjenganger)

Death isn’t always the End

We’ve all heard of ghosts.  They scare the bejeezus out of us, haunt our houses, watch us in the bathroom at night, and judge our internet histories.  461 more words

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Seven Days a Week

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I won’t be making excuses for my lack of blogging, except to say that the sun is setting earlier and earlier, the temperature is steadily decreasing (except for those wild weeks of roller coaster weather – a maximum of 19 degrees on day, 27℃ the next before plummeting to 14 degrees the following day) and I have a persistent cold.   840 more words

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Mystery Solved

Early 16th century: alteration (by association with grand ‘big’) of Old French grapois, from medieval Latin craspiscis, from Latin crassus piscis fat fish.

Oxford English Dictionary…

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St. Brigid's Day/Imbolc: Myths and Miracles

*This article can be found in video format here*

Most people are aware of Saint Brigid’s Day and the iconic crosses that come from it’s tradition. 750 more words

Folklore And Mythology

The Antipodes Strike Back

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After several weeks of frequent rain, work, rain, family commitments, rain, typhoons… did I mention the rain? … well, I’ve bitten the bullet and have gotten behind the keyboard again, in spite of having no wildlife-related topic to write about.   695 more words

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