Folklore & Myth Thursday Week 7 – G

Garnet The red garnet is the best known of the garnets and has a similar colour to venous blood (Nazedar, 2010:351). The garnet has also long been associated with blood and “is said to be efficacious in treating bleeding wounds, blood disease, and hemorrhages” (Nazedar, 2010:351). As it was believed to be able to stanch […]

Folklore and Myth Thursday – E

Elle Folk, Élivágar, Enki and Ea, and Epona Elle Folk “Known as Elle Folk, in Denmark, Elf women are human-sized with long blond hair and an entirely hollow back” (Rosen, 2009:269). The Elle men, however, are shorter and look “like little old bearded men wearing dark, close-fitting hats” (Rosen, 2009:269). Hunters are often ensnared by […]

Folklore Thursday Week 2 – B

Welcome to the second instalment of the alphabetical look at folklore and mythology from around the world. This week I’ll be looking at some figures beginning with the letter ‘b’. These include the Benu bird, Blue Tezcatlopoca, Bunyip, Byelobog, and the Bram-Bram-Bult.