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Hela Norse Goddess of ‘Realm of the Dead’

15 Oct 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles of Folklore Fun

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 of Folklore Fun

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...

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 of Folklore Fun

  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...

The Celtic Druid Alphabet Ogham

3 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles of Folklore Fun

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 of Folklore Fun

  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 Wish Tree

6 Aug 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles of Folklore Fun

  Many of you have heard of a Wishing Well, have you ever heard of a Wish Tree? A Wish Tree may be a specific tree that is noticed by its form, position or location. It is used by folks to make a wish sometimes including an offering. Pagans such as t...

Weatherlore

9 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles of Folklore Fun

Good Day folks! It's another #FolkloreThursday, a sunny day is fine by me after the amount of rainfall we have experienced this summer. Weatherlore has been around for a very long time. Many sailors have used the sky or even seagulls as weather predi...

Folklore of Litha, Summer Solstice

18 Jun 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles of Folklore Fun

  Litha is a pagan celebration of the Summer Solstice or Alban Heruin held June 20th to June 23rd. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com During Litha a fire festival is held to revere the Summer Solstice. The sun along with its energy and life gives...

Thor Battles the Midgard Serpent Jörmungandr

9 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles of Folklore Fun

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...

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

26 Mar 2020 2 minute read 2 comments Nifty Buckles of Folklore Fun

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...