Nifty Buckles
Nifty Buckles

Nifty Buckles

Hi! I'm Nifty Buckles of Folklore Fun Folklore Blogger & Fiction Writer. I enjoy write about Folklore from around the world. Follow me on Mastodon @NiftyBuckles


Frigg Norse Goddess of Friday

18 Jun 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

  It's Frigg's day, Friday. Friday comes from Old English Frīġedæġ, definition 'day of Frigg.' She is also known as Frigga.Frigg is Odin's wife, mother of Baldr and Fjörgynn. She resides at Fensalir in Asgard. She is an Æsir Queen, revered as a mothe...

World Goth Day May 22nd 2021.

21 May 2021 3 minute read 2 comments Nifty Buckles

Each year on May 22nd World Goth Day is celebrated internationally. Notre Dame Catholic Cathedral comes to mind when I think of Gothic architecture. It is unfortunate that the lead roof and oak spire began to burn up from a fire that was caused by ne...

Icelandic Nursery Rhyme: Sofdu unga ástin mín

12 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

May 12th marks National Limerick Day in the U.K. This includes riddles and rhymes.  Most nursery rhymes manifest from the times they were written in. Several Nursery Rhymes reflect famine, poverty, sickness and even death. Everything is not always ro...

Cinco De Mayo Day

5 May 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Nifty Buckles

Cinco de May Day. It is commemorated annually on May 5th by Mexicans. May 5th marks the victory of the Mexican people over Napoleon and his one hundred and eleventh army. The 1862 battle was fought at Pueblo Mexico. This battle united the Mexican peo...

Beltane, May Day and Walpurgis Spring Festivals

1 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

The German festival of Walpurgisnacht, is April 30th similar to the UK Walpurgis or Beltane which runs from April 30th to May 3rd. It is also known as Lady Day or May Day in Germany. Walpurgis night 2018 photo credited to Karina Hessland  In the...

Spring Flowerlore of Tulips

26 Apr 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

Spring has arrived even if you dwell in a cooler climate, instead of April showers you may experience an April snowfall. Be grateful anyways, the soil is thirsty and moisture is the kiss of life to our beautiful planet or ginormous, green turtle if y...

'Sweet Porridge,' A Grimm Fairy Tale

30 Mar 2021 5 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

Hi folks! Hope you're all having a good week. Do you like porridge? Porridge is considered a heart healthy food by the American Heart Association. As a child I pretty much grew up on porridge for breakfast. I spent most of my days outside playing amo...

March Madness: The Spring Equinox in Folklore

21 Mar 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

The Spring Equinox March ushers in a joyful Spring celebration. Watch out for the full Storm moon on March 28th! or a bit of March madness may nab you. The word March is from the Roman word 'Maritus,' meaning War. The historic event The Ides of March...

Happy Irish Day! Origins of The Lucky Shamrock

17 Mar 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

Shamrock, Gaelic seamarog is the little seamar  a three leaf clover, a trefoil. Pagan version: Ancient bards professed that it was an object of reverence with the legendary race of Tuath-de-Danaan. The triple spiral symbol, or Triskelion, occurs at s...

Robin Hood in Folk Tales if He Only had some Bitcoin

23 Feb 2021 3 minute read 4 comments Nifty Buckles

British Robin Hood was he an early fore-bearer to Cryptocurrency? Retrieving and returning silver or gold coins from the rich masters who stole from the poor hard working folks. Gold and silver coins of Richard II London, in the British Museum Most...