Tag: folklore

Trees and Sympathetic Magic

Trees have long been important to humans. Not only do they provide firewood, offer shelter and make useful waymarkers but they were also often at […]

30 July 2020

Yew trees and graveyards

There are numerous reasons given as to why yew trees have become ubiquitous in our graveyards. Some trace it back to ancient times when druids […]

12 March 2020

The Secret Life of Statues

  As I was searching for local folklore for my customary dive into #FolkloreThursday on Twitter I came across the wonderful Enid Porter collection of […]

14 November 2017

Gardening folklore

Gardening folklore often has a basis in fact, so it is fascinating to read through some of the old traditions and superstitions surrounding plants, planting […]

21 April 2017