folklore, Monstrous May

#MonstrousMay Day 13: Monstrous Fish

Graphic and Prompt Credit: Johannes T. Evans The Monster Fish of Bomere Pool, Shropshire There's an amazing folktale from Shropshire, about a gigantic fish that acquired the sword (and sword belt) of Wild Eadric, an Anglo-Saxon lord who fought against the Normans during the conquest of the 11thC. There are variations of the tale that… Continue reading #MonstrousMay Day 13: Monstrous Fish

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Orkney & Shetland Folklore: Trows (#MonstrousMay Day 9: Trolls)

Graphic and Prompt Credit: Johannes T. Evans Trolls and Trows Just a short little post today! Trolls are Scandinavian in origin, but in the British Isles they show up mainly where there was extensive Norse settlement, like the Orkney Isles, where they are called trows. The trow is an ugly, mischievous creature that like in… Continue reading Orkney & Shetland Folklore: Trows (#MonstrousMay Day 9: Trolls)

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Bad Omen Birds in British Folklore (#MonstrousMay Day 8: Monstrous Birds)

Graphic and Prompts Credit: Johannes T. Evans I got stuck thinking about seagulls for this prompt. They are absolute monsters who will attack and steal your chips on any given day, like something out of a Hitchcock film. So I thought I would take a look at some Bad Birds for this prompt and THIS… Continue reading Bad Omen Birds in British Folklore (#MonstrousMay Day 8: Monstrous Birds)

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Dragons and Dragon Folklore in South East England and the West Country (#MonstrousMay Day 7)

Prompts and Graphic Credit: Johannes T. Evans This is PART 4 of today's mini-series of dragon posts! PART 1: Wales and the Welsh BordersPART 2: The North Country (including Scotland and the Islands)PART 3: The Midlands and East Anglia Here we go with London, the South East, and the West Country! This is the final… Continue reading Dragons and Dragon Folklore in South East England and the West Country (#MonstrousMay Day 7)

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Dragons and Dragon Folklore in the Midlands and East Anglia (#MonstrousMay Day 7)

Prompts & Graphic Credit: Johannes T. Evans The Midlands The counties of the Midlands: Shropshire and Herefordshire were discussed in the post on Wales and the Welsh Borders. Dark red shows where the Midlands are in England Guy of Warwick, a questing dragon hunter, features in a medieval romance. Travelled up north to kill a… Continue reading Dragons and Dragon Folklore in the Midlands and East Anglia (#MonstrousMay Day 7)