Sometimes in life we don't even know we are missing something until we have it and then we wondered how we ever lived without it. Welcome to #FolkloreThursdays,
We have to warn you once you go down the rabbit hole of Folklore Thursdays is is nearly impossible to walk away. Where else are you going to learn that kissing a donkey will cure a toothache or that itchy thighs means you may be entering a new bed chamber soon. Ooh la la!
The blue men of Minch can be found in Scotland. They float atop calm water and, when they spot a ship, call out two… https://t.co/L6mFN0WCCs— Jess Pagan (@Jess Pagan)1535025909.0
👍It is lucky to meet a left-handed person on any day except Tuesday - then it's an ill omen. A superstition from ar… https://t.co/Ac4n6vcz7R— P J Richards (@P J Richards)1535616097.0
#FolkloreThursday The phrase "Peeping Tom" comes from the historical story of Lady Godiva, who rode naked through t… https://t.co/FTqllrypzx— Kim McGreal (@Kim McGreal)1535012710.0
In some German folklore the act of kissing a donkey is said to be a cure for toothache! And similarly in Greek folk… https://t.co/od0Rr8ebSx— Siân Esther Powell 🌳🍂🍄 (@Siân Esther Powell 🌳🍂🍄)1535642370.0
Single? Itchy thighs? Your luck could be in! If one or both of your thighs itch, it's said that you'll be entering… https://t.co/NdudHpqKwU— Liza Frank (@Liza Frank)1535641863.0
In Appalachian folklore, groups of white moths were believed to be ancestors that sought to provide protection and… https://t.co/0mkaTRf5eX— Sarah Chavez (@Sarah Chavez)1535647107.0
An ancient Indian custom was to throw balls of clarified butter at statues of their God's ,seeking favour or good f… https://t.co/GmRonP604Z— Diane ♎ (@Diane ♎)1535014031.0
Mermaids and sirens have appeared in folklore since long before this 13th C. Icelandic depiction. Seductress, preda… https://t.co/FEAkcimeF0— MagpieintheMoonlight (@MagpieintheMoonlight)1535617716.0
Geez, some of this stuff gets kind of dark.
In the mythology of the Kwakwaka'wakw people of Canada, Dzunuḵ̓wa is an ogress, She is said to kidnap and eat child… https://t.co/vogYj4DjKu— Laura Wattie (@Laura Wattie)1535616136.0
The #Romans believed that after eating eggs or snails you must break the shells, or pierce them with a spoon, to st… https://t.co/F7AS1gR7Il— Dr Jo Ball (@Dr Jo Ball)1535013924.0
In Norse mythology, Naglfar (“Nail Farer” in Old Norse) is a boat made entirely from the fingernails and toenails o… https://t.co/JiL5P9dV4b— Mellanie (@Mellanie)1535647789.0
Removable eyes! The Greek Lamia had children with Zeus, so Hera killed her children and made her eyes forever open… https://t.co/3Sk2rEGBIz— RW Leaven (@RW Leaven)1535632649.0
A strzyga is a vampiric (usually female) demon in Slavic folklore. According to superstition, they are born with tw… https://t.co/7e9yoxeZHG— Kelsey Lee (@Kelsey Lee)1535644241.0
Under the fireplace in the Haunch of Venison in Salisbury there is an old bread oven within which resides a smoke p… https://t.co/sjJu9cabO8— հվϲցɑղ (@հվϲցɑղ)1535645400.0
And we thought we had it bad with Twitter trolls. People in the olden days were brutal.
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