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Popular tweets tagged with #folklorethursday:
His first flag shows him and a twitter.com skeleton holding an hourglass aloft, which could only mean one thing during the "Golden Age of Piracy" - Death was coming...
Adrienne Mayor @amayor🔁#Pandora Box of trouble
The Museum of English Rural Life @TheMERL🔁Who's up for a bit of bottle kicking?
Sadly, you'll have to wait until Easter Monday next year. This long-running c twitter.com ustom takes place in Hallaton in Leicestershire and has done for at least 200 years!
Val ☉ the trans harbinger of doom @ValTheSpiderQ🔁Julie d'Aubigny, famed fencer & opera singer. She roamed France, teaching fencing and winning fights, & broke the Paris ban on duels thrice in one night, when she fought & defeated three noblemen at once after they took issue with her kissing a woman at a ball.
Ellen Forkin @ellen_forkin🔁Ellum do grieve
Oak he do hate
Willow do walk
If you travel late
This old Somerset folk song warned travelers of the supposed danger posed by willow trees, which were purported to uproot themselves at night and stalk them.
🌹 @wiz_88🔁 Snakes & Ladders (Moksha Patam) is an ancient Indian board • It was associated with traditional philosophy contrasting karma & kama, or destiny & desire • The ladders denote virtues and the snakes indicate vices • Introduced to England in 1892 •
Angela @angelabsurdist🔁In Ireland, games, or cles, were sporting and warlike performances through which the hero was able to surprise or daz twitter.com zle his opponents. Cuchulainn mastered all the ploys and was able to win everything.
Cody McElroy @Cody_A_McElroy🔁🏹Longbow archery had to be practiced every Sunday by law, and since the Church was often the only stone building in a medieval village, its walls were used to sharpen arrowheads.
🏹Many archers believed that using such arrows would magically improve their aim.
AdamVH @AdamVanHeusen🔁In the 18th century there was a brief and rather deadly craze for ‘flying men’ who launched themselves between tall buildings on ropes for the publics entertainment. Thomas Pelling, who fell to his doom in Pocklington in 1733, is still celebrated there today.
zteve t evans @ztevetevans🔁Oral folklore in some parts believe that the strongest conkers come from a Horse Chesnut tree on forbidden land,that such as a graveyard.
🌛Tamalyn🌜 @TamlynRogers🔁Lacrosse: the oldest N.American sport (1100s) originally used to toughen up men for war. When an Iroquois man died, his lacrosse stick was buried with him so he could play in the afterlife. (Photo: Iroquois Tuscarora Lacrosse team 1892)
Linda J. Lee @lindajeanlee🔁General : the sports gods are cruel but fair; ritualized routines are the key to victory; numbers have immense power; did I mention the sports gods are cruel and have a long memory?
Belinda Burke @BBurkeAuthor🔁Hello, ! It’s Crystal of with you for the next 90 minutes! This week’s theme is and folklore. The ball is in your court! Toss your best stories and legends my way! (Image: Ancient Greek football player, artist unknown)
Jessa @jlmantar315🔁Do check out the FAQs for info on how to get involved, and what to post — and not to post — to the hashtag. Enjoy!
Carol West ✨🌈✨ @MummaWesty🔁I do love the pretty blossom of the Rowan or Mountain Ash, Sorbus aucuparia. Long regarded as offering protection from witchcraft, sprigs were once fastened to cattle and carried by people to safeguard against enchantment!
BSMGP @BSMGP🔁Cadbury A rather benevolent looking St Michael with a colourful dragon by Hardman & Co. Legend has it that nearby Cadbury Hillfort was inhabited by a dragon
Scottish Critical Heritage @ScotCritHerit🔁I love this so much. Stone remembering women killed as witches in Forfar: Just People.
Jean Edmiston @jeanstoryteller🔁 skiclub.lowtherhills.com
for great pictures of Wanlockhead Curling Club active from early 1700s. Story goes - water taken from under ice of twitter.com curling pond, also a reservoir, and when village assembled on ice it dropped, without breaking, several inches - alarming!
Diane ♎ @dianeechambers🔁Oral folklore in some parts believe that the strongest conkers come from a Horse Chesnut tree on forbidden land,that twitter.com such as a graveyard.
G. H. Finn @GanferHaarFinn🔁Hryggspenna (Back-Grip) (AKA Rig-Takr in parts of Norway) is similar to Scots & Northhumbrian back-hold wrestling
Hr twitter.com yggspenna uses a lot of brute strength
Wrestlers clasp hands behind their opponent's back & rock, lift or sway the opponent until they fall
Tuath DeDannan @Tuath_DeDannan🔁 Part of the recreation of Ireland was storytelling. A Bard or a Shanachaí would go from village to village telling s twitter.com tories. There are very few left. But there is one still alive & well & loved. Eddie Lenihan.
Archive of History @Chronos_archive🔁According to the Icelandic Jónsbók lovboken (Jons book of law), written between 1280-1306 (based on Norwegian Laws) settlers took wrestling with them from their Norway, to Iceland, where they have been preserved as forms of folk-wrestling ever since.
Mellanie @Mel12245468🔁Tarot cards originated in Italy in the 15th Century & were used solely for gaming. It was not until the 18th Century that there is any evidence of an occult link & use for divination.
Images: Tarot de Marseille (Dodal), Meneghello Soprafino
Menaul Buyan Meragai Lelang @neopetara🔁DEYLA
Hunting goddess of Georgia. Patron of wild mountain animals such as ibex & deer. Responsible for granting success to hunters who obey her taboos:
Not to kill more beasts than they could carry & avoid animals with special markings.
The Sacred Isle🐉 @TheSacredIsle🔁 Dried rat's head. Now there's an idea of an #Etsy shop. #FolkloreThursday #Gambling twitter.com
Archive of History @Chronos_archive🔁The Gaelic sport of Hurling is older than the recorded history of Ireland. In ancient times it was played by Cu Cullainn and all the great Celtic heroes.
Red Pill Junkie @red_pill_junkie🔁What was so powerful about these Aztec women that their corpses had to be guarded from warriors?
Dr Teika Bellamy @MothersMilkBks🔁 has revealed the cover for The Forgotten & the Fantastical 4. Isn't it great? Who's ready for modern fables and ancient tales retold?
Craig Buschmann @Craig_Buschmann🔁During his consec game streak, Cal Ripken was late to a game bc he allegedly went to beat up Kevin Costner for sleeping with his wife. A "blackout" was created to delay the start of the game so the steak would remain intact.
LadyDee @rodee55🔁 Bluebell bulbs were chewed and used as glue for arrow flights and book binding.
LadyDee @rodee55🔁 The oldest game in Ireland still played is Hurling. The hurl is made from the Ash tree, So we have the 'Clash of the Ash'. The game used to be played to settle boundry issues between tribes. Now it's the fastest ball game in the WORLD! Have a look, it's magic!!
Conor Walsh @Poor_Penmanship🔁Shin kicking. Traditional rural English sport.
1. Put on iron tipped hobnail boots.
2. Kick hell out of your opponent's shins.
Winner is last to say 'sod this, I'm going home.'
Emily Lyman @em_lyman🔁🏹Longbow skills were so vital in medieval times that archery practice in England was mandatory on every Sunday after Church - and rival sports such as football, were banned.
🏹Until quite recently it was widely believed that this law had never been repealed.
An abhorrent & human thing @Bashtinyourhead🔁Snapdragon, a game played with a Christamas pudding set alight w/ brandy. Players snatch out flaming raisins (sometimes extinquishing them in their mouths). 19th-century folklorists erroneously saw it as a vestige of an “old Druid fire ritual." Careful there!
LadyDee @rodee55🔁Traditionally a symbol of renewal, and of the trials and tribulations of love, the Celts and Ancient Britons used violets in salves and beauty lotions, while in the Middle Ages, they were believed to repel evil spirits.
BunnyBashANazi @realjamesbarton🔁 Satyrs, Enkidu, the Green Knight show the wild man's penchant for fun. Namely very violent and possibly deadly. twitter.com
P J Richards @P_J_Richards🔁🏹Longbow archery had to be practiced every Sunday by law, and since the Church was often the only stone building in twitter.com a medieval village, its walls were used to sharpen arrowheads.
🏹Many archers believed that using such arrows would magically improve their aim.
ballabeg @ballabeg2🔁"....romantic legend.... ..represented Manannan as a noble & dignified divinity but later on only remembered... ..his magical powers & possessions." Discover the story behind the sea god Manannan!
Wild Atlantic Wisdom @WildAtlWisdom🔁The Gaelic sport of Hurling is older than the recorded history of Ireland. In ancient times it was played by Cu Culla twitter.com inn and all the great Celtic heroes.
Claire Casey- Writer @CCaseyWriter🔁I didn't know that. That sounds like an amazing story. Attila was definitly an interesting character twitter.com
Judika Illes @JudikaIlles🔁Hookland shipwrights put mermaids ships to show merfolk the vessel is already claimed.
Darlene M. @CosmicColouring🔁Flora’s Train, a set of tiles designed by Walter Crane, c. 1900. Anemone, cornflower, daffodil & poppy.
The Floralia was an early spring fertility festival the ancient Romans loved, with theatre, dancing, games, circuses & all manner of sensual celebrations.
Folklore Thursday @FolkloreThurs🔁Do check out the FAQs for info on how to get involved, and what to post — and not to post — to the twitter.com hashtag. Enjoy!