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


Sleepy Hollow: The Headless Dullahan in Folklore

26 Oct 2020 2 minute read 2 comments Nifty Buckles

Hold onto your heads! The Halloween/Samhain countdown continues... 5 more days!  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a short fictional story crafted by Washington Irving in 1820. It was based on folklore of the American Revolution. A Hessian soldier was d...

Maple Tree-Lore

16 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

     The Cunning folk of old and ancient Druids kept much tree knowledge and treelore they respected nature. The Sycamore in the U.K. is a cousin to the North American maple tree also known as the Western Plane-tree. illustration of a sacred grove u...

Hela Norse Goddess of ‘Realm of the Dead’

15 Oct 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

Our Halloween countdown and #FolkloreThursday continues with Loki's daughter Hela or Hel. In Norse mythology the trickster god Loki and the giantess Angrboða birthed a daughter and named her Hel  or Hela which means ‘concealer.’ Hela is a sister...

Cerridwen Welsh Enchantress

8 Oct 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

Folklore Thursday’s theme this week is on the folklore of bold girls courageous women and powerful goddesses. Celtic goddesses in folklore are interesting, colorful and magical such as Cerridwen a Welsh enchantress, shape-shifting herbalist and famou...

Dhampire Vampire Hunter

5 Oct 2020 1 minute read 3 comments Nifty Buckles

Eastern European Gypsy folklore cites an offspring of a woman and a male vampire grow up into a vampire hunter, called a Dhampire. They do not live as long as humans, because they have no bones just a thick rubber plasma within their bodies. Dhampire...

How Grog Evolved Into A Pirate's Drink Bumbo, Enabling The American Revolution of 1776

24 Sep 2020 3 minute read 4 comments Nifty Buckles

  Folklore of Today is on Pirates & Sealore, Grog what is it? Bumbo what is it? How did a couple of beverages effect the American Revolution? Well read on my friends. Here is an old Leprechaun's take on it. Grog was considered a sailors’s drink to pr...

Autumn-Equinox Folklore

21 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

Autumn-Equinox Folklore Tuesday September 22nd 9:31 A.M. E. D. T (according to the Farmer’s Almanac) marks the start of the Autumn- Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. Welcoming Scarlet and golden leaves on rustic old trees. A time for long wind...

The Celtic Druid Alphabet Ogham

3 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

Ogham or Old Irish Ogam is an ancient Celtic/Irish tree alphabet/language of the Druids. The term Druid means "The Wise person of the Oak."  In the Welsh myths, a Druid was called dyn hysbys, which means 'Wizard.' The Birch tree in Ogham called Beith...

Norse Mythology: Mimir, Talking Oracular Head, Keeper of the Well

20 Aug 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

  According to Norse Mythology, Mimir is a Lord of Wisdom, a talking oracular head. Mimir was decapitated during the Æsir–Vanir War. He was the Keeper of the Well at the base of the World tree, Yggdrasil. Mimir's severed head protects the well. The W...

The Burryman Festival at South Queensferry Edinburgh,Scotland

14 Aug 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

  The BURRYMAN Custom began in 1687 in South Queensferry Edinburgh,Scotland today, via competition for the Fringe Fest each second week of August. The Burryman was said to repel evil spirits and unintentionally frighten wee children. Oh look it's the...