"Speak now, come now, rise now from the forest, from the furrows, from the field and live" #FolkloreAgainstFascism

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The 2nd day of the Mari Lwyd Advent has arrived! Here is a forest prompted mari lwyd. Thanks to @ohheyeva for the prompt and donation to @GalopUK who help LGBT survivors of domestic abuse #marilwyd #wales #Folklore #advent #charity
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"When all things around me are dark and gloomy then have I the companionship which most I love" (Schiller) All kinds of things haunt the Advent season, but Black Forest lore warns especially of Dark Men coming after those who walk the night with a bad conscience #GothicAdvent
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Another give-away for Christmas! If you want to win a copy of I Am Stone - my collection of R Murray Gilchrist’s weird fiction for @BL_Publishing - then simply like and RT this tweet (if you want to share without entering then QT). I’ll draw towards the weekend. UK only, sorry.
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When translating #folklore , sometimes you have highbrow tales about honor and virtue and stuff. And sometimes, you have to tackle passages like this one:
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In the fantasy Western film The Valley of Gwangi (1969), a group of cowboys working for a struggling Wild West rodeo capture a live dinosaur, an allosaurus, to put on display for profit. Unsurprisingly, the dinosaur doesn't take well to captivity. #WyrdWednesday
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“Autumn, with its heavy rains, has filled the pond to the brim, and has flooded the track to the farm.” #CFTunnicliffe #ELGrantWatson
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Replying to @HooklandGuide
This is wonderful, so evocative. You won't be surprised to hear that I love this, very much
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Some say the wild procession is led by men with the heads of wolves, others say the procession is led by a giant dog with red coals for eyes. All agree that owls fly above the march and call omens into the night. – Dr. Bron, 1638
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Into the West (1992). About 2 boys, Tito & Ossie. Their dad "King of Irish Travellers" until his wife died in childbirth. Granda tells them Irish myths. Then, when followed by a white horse called Tír na nÓg the boys are full of dreams of becoming cowboys! #Ireland #WyrdWednesday
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In honour of my book of food folklore I'm doing an advent calendar of lore! In Yorkshire it was said that for every mince pie you ate you would have a month of good health in the coming year. See my book at: unbound.com/books/folklore/
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Welcome December M.E. Eldridge
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Stampede Mesa, 1889: A trail boss went mad, 700 cattle & some people died. The spot is considered cursed now, with ghost riders trying to catch a mighty herd of red eyed cows plowin' through the ragged skies, the Old West's take on the Wild Hunt #WyrdWednesday #GothicAdvent
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The origins of the character of Ded Moroz predates Christianity as a Slavic wizard of winter. According to some sources in Slavic mythology, Ded Moroz, back then also called Morozko or Ded, is a snow demon. @FolkloreThurs @folk_horror @FolkloreFiles
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And an artist's impression of the beast from one of my first books on cryptids, 'Creatures from Elsewhere'. In the thread there's also a link to the original newpaper report.
There’s also a lovely illustration of the 92 foot long flying Alligator from the Tombstone Epitaph. Somehow, Janet and Colin Bord weren’t quite clear on whether this was a newspaper hoax or living Pterosaur — you decide!
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Short eared owl hunting over Thorney deeps,
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There are many ghost trains, legends told of ghostly train seen on abandoned tracks seen around the world. While arguably the ghost train carrying Lincoln's body is most famous, the St. Louis Light in Saskatchewan is one of the few in the old Western territories. #WyrdWednesday
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