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Happy Halloween! Catlore

31 Oct 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Nifty Buckles of Folklore Fun

Happy Halloween!  According to Scottish #catlore the arrival of a strange black cat sitting on your front porch is a sign of good fortune. In Ireland & England  it is regarded as good luck to see a black cat, on your wedding day. or at the start of a...

Once in a Blue  Moon

31 Oct 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Nifty Buckles of Folklore Fun

Halloween is tonight look to the sky! October is sporting two full Moons this Month: the full Harvest Moon on October 1 and the full Hunter’s Moon which is a Blue Moon on the 31st Halloween or Samhain. A bit of moonlore: To rid oneself o...

The Spooky Tale of Stingy Jack

31 Oct 2019 4 minute read 3 comments Nifty Buckles of Folklore Fun

Halloween/Samhain has arrived, before I share the Spooky Tale of Stingy Jack I’d like to share some slices of pumpkin wisdom with you. This is my favorite time of year when the green leaves turn into dazzling scarlet and harvest gold. Fiery Mountain...

The Folklore of Halloween and Celtic Samhain

30 Oct 2019 6 minute read 2 comments Nifty Buckles of Folklore Fun

Aah! Magnificent autumn with its dazzling scarlet and golden leaves falling gently around a tree. I recall my dad raking these same leaves only to turn around and watch my sister, myself and our friends dive into them with glee. Thankfully, my dad wa...

Witch Bottles of Folklore

11 Oct 2019 2 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles of Folklore Fun

The Halloween/Samhain countdown continues with Witch Bottles of Folklore. What are they? What are they used for? Witch Bottles would immediately gobsmack any oncoming witch or warlock with terror, spotting witch bottles in a house's window could send...

Fairy Tale Tuesday: The Legendary Headless Horseman

8 Oct 2019 2 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles of Folklore Fun

#FairyTaleTuesday Halloween/Samhain countdown continues... 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 decapitated by a cannon...