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10 Disturbing Folklore Creatures from Around the World video

The Rollright Stones

The Rollright Stones are associated with a rich variety of folklore traditions, some over 400 years old.

These tales include a petrifaction and witchcraft legend, the stones being uncountable, various stones going down the hill to drink, fortune telling, and a number of bad luck stories. Other stories include the Stones being sources of fertility and acting as oracles.

The Stones take their names from a legend about a king and his army who were marching over the Cotswolds when they met a witch who challenged the king saying, “Seven long strides shalt thou take and if Long Compton thou canst see, King of England thou shalt be”. On his seventh stride a mound rose up obscuring the view, and the witch turned them all to stone:  the king became the King Stone;  his army the King’s Men;  and his knights the Whispering Knights (plotting treachery). The witch became an elder tree, supposedly still in the hedge:  if it is cut the spell is broken the Stones will come back to life.

Legend has it that it is impossible to count the King’s Men. It is said that the man will never live who shall count the stones three times and find the number the same each time. It is also said that anyone who thrice counts the same number will have their heart’s desire fulfilled. (It is harder than you might expect!) A baker swore he could count them and, to prove it, he baked a number of loaves and placed one on each of the stones. But each time he tried to collect them up some of the loaves were missing, spirited away either by the Devil or by fairies.

A local farmer supposedly took one of the largest stones to make a bridge over a stream. It took 24 horses to drag the stone down the hill and a man was killed on the way.  Eventually they got the stone across the stream, but by the morning it had flipped over onto the bank!  This happened each time they replaced it;  then the crops failed, so they decided to put the stone back.  It only took one horse to drag it up the hill!
#mythicablog #folklore #oxfordshire #rollrightstones #legends #neolithic
This is a 1964 hard cover with poor dust jacket of Jewish folklore including stories traditions legends humor wisdom and folk songs. 741 pages in good - condition. $9.50 which includes media mail shipping. #vintagebooksforsale #folklore #jewishfolklore #judaism
Amigos/as de Neuquen y zonas cercanas quiero hacerles una invitación para este JUEVES en la cervecería Bandaccari de Neuquen a partir de las 22 hrs vamos a estar tocando varias de las canciones del repertorio popular folklórico, algunas composiciones propias y como siempre la sección "a la carta" con las canciones que ustedes quieran escuchar! Los espero a partir de las 22;00 hrs en Bandaccari. (La dirección en la imagen) gracias por su atención y me despido con un fuerte aplauso #folklore #folklorevivo #folk #folkloreargentino #musica #music #show
*** Antes de salir a escena, felices de vivir esto Juntos *** #momentos @lospotrosmalambo en @espacioclarinok 💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💪 #tranquilopotro #LOSPOTROSMALAMBO #purasangre #HERMANOSDESANGRE #salvajes #achalay #malambo #bombo #boleadoras #zapateo #baile #folklore
Parte de nuestras presentaciones del 2018 💃✨👒
¡Este año venimos con todo!
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#cultura#baile#folklore#xahilámanzú#folklore#guanacaste
✒....so u quieres hablar de folklore?
@steveondrums ( tambor 😀(alegre))
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La burriquita en plena acción.
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Olmué me deja con el corazón llenito de folklore!!! Así que aquí una foto con #thequeen 🎼👑🎻
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. Inspirado por 📸 @farratia
#olmue #folklore #violetaparra
Mara
The Scandinavian folklore version of the werewolf, the Mara is a race of Nordic peasant women who participated in an ancient ceremony that would prevent them from feeling pain during childbirth. As a result of this ritual, however, the Mara would slowly transform every midnight into a terrifying wolf monster, a process that was slow and brought agony to the Mara as her body contorted, her teeth lengthened and her nails sharpened. As a lasting legacy, the children of the Mara would also be affected, with her daughters inheriting the she-werewolf curse, but her sons becoming shamans.

#mythicablog #mythology #mara #norse #werewolf #shewolf #legend #folklore
Nisse
The nisser are one of the mythical characters that still play an important role in Scandinavian culture today. According to Norse tradition, every family has a nisse living in their barn, which acts as the family’s guardian and fulfils the role played by Santa in western Christmas tradition. Described as being only three feet tall, the nisser have long white beards and colourful knitted caps, making them similar in appearance to a common garden gnome. The nisser are famous for the juvenile pranks that they like to pull, as well as their custom of delivering presents to the family on Christmas Eve.

#mythicablog #mythology #scandinavia #norse #nisse #xmas #yule #folklore #legend
Huldra

A vicious temptress said to reside in the Scandinavian forests, the lovely Huldra would lie in wait for her mortal victims, enticing men into her forest lair in order to steal their souls. Although beautiful, the Huldra was said to have a long tail, similar to that of a cow, which she tried to hide by tying it under her skirt. If Huldra can convince a mortal man to marry her in a Christian church, her tail will fall off and she will become human, but she will also lose her famed beauty.

#mythicablog #mythology #norse #huldra #forest #woodland #scandinavia #legends #folklore
Trolls
Region of origin: Scandinavia
The race of Scandinavian trolls were described as being stupid and slow, much like a bear in temperament; perhaps this is why trolls were rumored to keep them as pets. Their simple lifestyle was one of peace unless they felt threatened in any way, in which case they would respond with savage violence. It was said that any courageous human could outwit a troll, even besting them in one-on-one combat if the human had strong faith. Hoarding their gold under bridges, high in the mountains or at the depths of lakes, trolls were said to be hideous in appearance with multiple heads and huge hairy bodies.

#mythicablog #mythology #trolls #scandinavia #folklore #legends
“Into the Misty Wood, Travelling under hood, what did she find but a tale of old kind” - S.J🌿
Featuring Art by the talented Kimera Wachna of @gracemerewoods🌿
The owl here is reminiscent of the Celtic goddess Blodeuwedd from tales in the Mabinogi (refer to prior post for more info)🌿
Kimera is an artist I especially respect and whose beautiful, magical and natural art I am loving right now🌿🌙🌿
Words in caption by myself🌿
Much magic to you! from your M&L CoFounder Sarah🌙🌿 #dreamy #magical #enchantedforest #owl #blodeuwedd #folklore #celticfolklore #faerie #celticgoddess #art #artcommunity #artistsoninstagram 🌿

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Dwarves
Region of origin: Scandinavia
A race of master black smiths charged with producing high quality armor for the Norse gods, dwarves lived in an underground city, where they practiced magic and avoided exposure to the sun. It is believed that the legend of the dwarves originally came from a form of Indo-European ancestor worship, which is why they were said to be pale and “ghoulish” in appearance. Over time, their physical appearance changed so that they were eventually described as being short men with long scraggly beards. Their underground home was located within Midgard, a realm that no human has ever found.

#mythicablog #mythology #scandinavia #folklore #legends #dwarves #dwarven #dwarf #norse
Elves
Region of origin: Scandinavia
There is a saying in Sweden that “the elves are dancing in the mist”, a result of their ethereal beauty and grace. More often portrayed as female, elves were said to inhabit the meadows and forests of Scandinavia, where they were sometimes portrayed as tiny fairies, transparent spirits or almost human. Despite their portrayal in movies as being eternally good and just, in Scandinavian folklore they could be either good or wicked. Some elves were said to bewitch hapless humans and steal their life force, whilst others were characters in tales of forbidden love.

#mythicablog #mythology #legends #folklore #scandinavia #elves #elvish #lightelves #darkelves #norse
Kraken
Region of origin: Scandinavia
As one of the most legendary Norse mythology creatures, Kraken has terrified Norwegian sailors for centuries, the Kraken was described as resembling a giant octopus that grows to epic proportions. The Kraken was also blamed for many natural occurrences that were later attributed to volcanic activity, such as treacherous currents, the appearance of new atolls and violent bubbling water. The devourer of ships, Kraken was the subject of dramatic Norse legends involving disappearing ships, lost sailors and terrifying forces of nature. The horrifying descriptions of the kraken have made it the subject of numerous works of fiction

#mythicablog #kraken #scandinavia #mythology #folklore #legends #folktales #seamonster #norse
Banshee

Region of origin: Ireland
A Banshee is said to be a fairy in Irish legend, and her scream is believed to be an omen of death. The scream is also called ‘caoine’ which means ‘keening’ and is a warning that there will be an imminent death in the family, and as the Irish families blended over time, it is said that each family has its own Banshee!

A Banshee is a disembodied spirit and can appear in any of the following forms: • A beautiful woman wearing a shroud
• A pale woman in a white dress with long red hair
• A woman with a long silver dress and silver hair
• A headless woman carrying a bowl of blood that is naked from the waist up
• An old woman with frightening red eyes, a green dress and long white hair
• An old woman with a veil covering her face, dressed all in black with long grey hair

#mythicablog #banshee #irish #ireland #folktale #mythology #legend #folklore #stories #paranormal #pagan #celtic
#BarrioMochila. Comparsa Guepaje' Edificando para el Espíritu.
Apoya CENTRO DE FISIOTERAPIA REHABILITAR DRA MARTA CANTILLO MARTINEZ S A S.
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Escena infinita del folklore .
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Visita ai Musei Capitolini con il Marforio sullo sfondo.
Il Marforio fa parte della così detta Congrega degli Arguti, ossia l'insieme delle "statue parlanti" di Roma :)
www.romeguides.it
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Suenen duros los tambores que nuestro Folklore esta vivo.

Es un honor para nosotros ser los Abanderados de la CARAVANA DE APERTURA este 30 de enero de la @feria_delanaranja 2019, Gracias a SM @melanyavg XXXVIII Reina de la Feria de la Naranja la #38🍊 #emperatrizdetradicion

Quedan todos cordialmente invitados a acompañarnos y disfrutar de esta versión de la feria en CHURUQUITA GRANDE, PENONOMÉ.
#visitpanam #Panama #enero #feria #baile #pty🇵🇦 #panamalife #mipanama #folklore #folklorevivo
I didn't want to post a photo today so I posted three. ☃️💎☁️
Dropping random mixtape verses, featured verses, and promo joints everyday leading up to the release of the Fables after Fall EP. One of the most creative producers I know @sidersofsos who use to go by Chris Justice when he produced this record blessed me with this beat. This was our first official collab, this joint is titled when our sunset comes around. #hiphop #folklore #rap #heelturncomplete #fuckeverything #lightworker #welcometothedarkside #storytelling #darkness #sunset #shadowsofsocietysos
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Doesn't she look just exhausted? This is how I've been feeling lately thanks to antibiotics but I'm almost done and hopefully my energy returns! Another beautiful photo taken @lailas_loft ❤❤❤
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Se viene una gran noche en El Palenque ande rascarse de Mar del Plata.
Canciones.
Historia.
Y sorpresas.
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@charlyvelamusica
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Este jueves en Ancud!
Gratitud a los trabajadores de la cultura de estos lares!

#musicalatinoamericana #bandoneon #musicoschilenos #folklore
My powers won’t hold him… https://nordicbalt.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-xvii-what-have-i-done.html #Baltic #Pagan #Folklore
#lithuaniangirl

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Y llegó el día del gran debut!! Los esperamos en Rancho Suyai el sábado 26/1!! #capilladelmonte #chacarera #zamba #folk #folklore #folclore #worldmusic #wiphala #cordobaargentina #danzasfolkloricas #danza #instagood #instalike #music #musicaargentina #musica #musically #musicos
Suenen duros los tambores que nuestro #folkloreestavivo.
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Es un honor para nosotros ser los Abanderados de la CARAVANA DE APERTURA este 30 de enero de la @feria_delanaranja 2019, Gracias a SM @melanyavg XXXVIII Reina de la Feria de la Naranja la #38🍊 #emperatrizdetradicion
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Quedan todos cordialmente invitados a acompañarnos y disfrutar de esta versión de la feria en CHURUQUITA GRANDE, PENONOMÉ
#visitpanam #Panama #enero #feria #baile #pty🇵🇦 #panamalife #mipanama #folklore
pagi buta ke pasar demi masak ketupat tongkol kemangi, luar biasa memang (pasarnya) karena udah banyak sayuran yg habis, penjual sayuran sudah membelinya terlebih dahulu untuk dijual kembali.
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di sini masih ada penjual yang dengan cuma2 ngasih sebutir tomat "saya rela ikhlas lillahita'ala, neng", walaupun tetep saya meninggalkan selembar uang untuk bapaknya. .
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apa cerita pagimu?
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CONGO🤪@germanocarbotti @swingysabor78 @yoruba_company #congo #afrodance #folklore #likeforlikes #dancer #dance #adrenaline #history #likeforlikes #bari #follow #like4likes #ilovebari #swingysabor
Peña chamigo!! Viernes 25/1 #chamame #chamamecero #chamameceros #posadasmisiones #peñalara #peñalara #folklore #folkloreargentino #folkloremisionero
#folklore #zamba
Afro time!👀❤ @germanocarbotti @swingysabor78 @yoruba_company #afrodance #afro #oya #love #dance #swingysabor #folklore #followers #follow #instadance
There are many myths in different cultures that involve chimeras, animals and humans that are mishmashes of other creatures. Most encounters with them mean a bad time, such as Oedipus’ encounter with the Sphinx, although there are some that are good. The Assyrian Lamassu and Chinese Qilin are said to be protectors of humankind.
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Chimeras do exist, but not as half-and-half beasts. A person can be a chimera if they inherit two sets of DNA. This usually occurs during pregnancy, if you were a fraternal twin who absorbed your twin’s cells during development. That doesn’t sound as exciting as the myths, but if you knew you were a chimera, it at least makes you seem more interesting.
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Se fuerza la máquina y en unos días la #TrovaRosarina llega a @aquicosquinok 🎶🎸
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El 26 de enero, segui la presentación de la delegación santafesina en el tradicional festival de folclore desde @5rtvsf, a partir de las 22 hs ¿Te lo vas a perder?
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En un hecho HISTÓRICO, el panameño Mariano Rivera ingresa al Salón de la Fama del beisbol de las Grandes Ligas, con el 100% de los votos.
📸@yankees
El Deporte también engrandece a Panamá🇵🇦 . .

SD FOLK by TITO COMBE
Somos TRADICIÓN + INNOVACIÓN.
#folklore #tradición #panamá #típico #vestidosestilizados #polleras #camisillas #camisolas #sdfolktitocombe #aderezosfolklóricos
Another illustration in progress (The legend of Raja Risalu)
Medium: watercolours on paper

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