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

The Ungrateful Son by The Brothers Grimm

9 Jun 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

  Hello lovelies! It’s Fairy Tale Tuesday. Another great day for a tale by the Brothers Wilheim & Jacob Grimm. Today I am writing about The Ungrateful Son. It’s a short fair tale with a moral weaved throughout it. It’s a story about a greedy, self se...

Scandinavian Tree Lore: The Goddess Idunn and Apple Trees

23 Apr 2020 2 minute read 1 comment Nifty Buckles

In Scandinavian folklore, Iðunn was the keeper of the ‘apples of immortality’ for the aging Aesir and Vanir gods which kept them young for a very long time. The ‘fruit-bearing tree’ referred to by Tacitus in his description of Norse runic divination...

Thor Battles the Midgard Serpent Jörmungandr

9 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

Norse Storm god Thor was fishing with the giant Hymir. Unfortunately for Hymir he refused to provide Thor with bait, Thor smacks the head off Hymir’s largest ox to use as his bait. They row to a point where Hymir often sat and caught flat fish, where...

Flora: Roman Goddess of Flowers

2 Apr 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Nifty Buckles

  The Roman goddess of flowers was Flora. She was a fertility goddess and represrnted Spring. Her festival was the Floralia, celebrated between April 28 and May 3 and symbolized the renewal of life, merry-making, and flowers began in 238 BCE. Floral...

There is No place like Home: Discover Hearth & Home Goddesses

26 Mar 2020 2 minute read 2 comments Nifty Buckles

Have you ever heard of a Hearth goddess? There are several goddesses throughout the world that represent Hearth and Home. In ancient times the Hearth Goddess was a deity associated with fire, home, crafts, textiles, food and women’s development. She...

Spring Goddess Ostara

20 Mar 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

The Spring Equinox March ushers in a joyful Ostara Spring celebration.The Druids revered the Spring Equinox on the full moon of the Spring Equinox month. The Spring Equinox also called Vernal Equinox was revered by the ancient Celtic and Saxon pagans...

Leprechauns of Irish Folklore

17 Mar 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

Happy St. Paddy's Day!  Nifty Buckles here to share folklore of the Leprechauns or also known as lúchorpáin in Gaelic.They were the Fae ( Fairy Folk) that live on Emerald Isle and are descendants of the Tuatha De Danann.Leprechauns are loners that en...

Robin Hood in British Folk Tales

12 Mar 2020 3 minute read 2 comments Nifty Buckles

Most folks have heard of the tale of Robin Hood that dates all the way back to the 13th century. There seems to be a debate between scholars of modern times if dear old Robin Hood ever existed eventhough there are hundreds of ballads that beg to diff...

Icelandic Folk Art And Currency

20 Feb 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

Famous Icelandic artist Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval (1885-1972). He is well known for his landscape paintings with an abstract or cubist touch with symbolist elements mixing myths and elves into the landscape.   Below 2,000 kr. banknote with Kjarval’s...

Valentine’s Day's Pagan Roots

14 Feb 2020 3 minute read 1 comment Nifty Buckles

Most of us have heard of the Christian St. Valentine priest that was martyred for attempting to influence Roman pagans to adopt Christianity beginning in 269 CE. In fact there were a few of them that were martyred. Looking back through our crystal ba...