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


Hammer Time or Thor Dresses up as a Bride to Regain Precious Mjölnir

30 Jan 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Nifty Buckles

#VolkloreThorsday Þrymskviða Þrym's Poem  also known as The Lay of Thrym or Thrymskviða The Norns at times spin some comical situations not just for folks... The giant Thrym snatches Thor's hammer (Mjölnir) means "lightening." Thrym desires Freya, go...

Fairy Tale Tuesday: Jack And The Beanstalk

21 Jan 2020 11 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

Everyone loves a great fairy tale especially if it includes a trickster such as Jack, a Giant and magical beans. Jack And The Beanstalk is a childhood favourite of mine. I remember as a wee girl when I first heard this tale read to me, my eyes were b...

Beannaichte Hogmanay! Celtic Traditions to Ring in The New Year

31 Dec 2019 4 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

Beannaichte Hogmanay! Happy Hogmanay! Happy New Year! The Scottish celebration of Hogmanay is close at hand. Hogmanay is the Gaelic word for the last day of the year, celebrated on New Year’s eve. This is the time of year when Celtic folks in Scotla...

The Tiny Norwegian Nisse of Yule

19 Dec 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

Yule Folklore Nisse  of (Norway) Tonttu-Ukko of (Finland) also known as Tomte in Sweden is a tiny elf or wight identified with the winter solstice & Yule season. Nisse have four fingers, has pointed ears with eyes reflecting light in the dark, like t...

Fairy Tale Tuesday: East of The Sun West of The Moon

17 Dec 2019 19 minute read 1 comment Nifty Buckles

The Beautiful Norwegian winter fairy tale collected and written byPeter Christen Asbjørnsen 1812-1885 and Jørgen Moe. East of the Sun west of the Moon shows a bridegroom who is in beast form much like Beauty and the Beast including similar tales that...

Controversal Friday The 13th

13 Dec 2019 3 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

This famous superstition happened on Friday, 13 October 1307, on this day, King Philip IV of France arrested and tortured hundreds of the Knights Templar. Many of the Knights Templar just vanished! They were a special forces unit that were highly ski...

Yule: Iceland's 13 Yule Lads, Grýla The Mountain Troll and The Yule Cat

11 Dec 2019 3 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

Yule folklore would not be the same without Iceland's 13 Yule lads & Grýla the Mountain Troll & the Yule Cat. Yule Lads or (Icelandic: jólasveinarnir or jólasveinar) the countdown begins each year on December 12th. Hold the Ho ho ho! Santa Claus move...

Folklore Thursday: Krampus Night in European Folklore

5 Dec 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

Today is December the 5th 2019. #KrampusKnacht or #KrampusNight. I'm sure most folks by now have pulled out their Bitcoin and crypto currency and shopped for Yule and Christmas gifts on Black Friday to catch the great sales. I would like to share th...

Thanksgiving American Style

28 Nov 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

Happy Thanksgiving! to ALL our American friends. :) In modern times, Thanksgiving is a special time to share the day with family and friends, then enjoying a bountiful meal with turkey as the main attraction. Whole Food Plant Based folks may dress up...

Fairy Tale Tuesday: Henny Penny

12 Nov 2019 4 minute read 1 comment Nifty Buckles

The European folk-tale/fairy-tale “Henny Penny,” is an old story that goes as far back as twenty five centuries. The American version is known as “Chicken Little” or “Chicken Licken.” It is a delightful children’s tale ,which I adored as a child abou...