folklore, Monstrous May

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)

folklore, Monstrous May

Dragons and Dragon Folklore in the North Country (#MonstrousMay Day 7)

Prompts & Graphic Credit: Johannes T. Evans North of England I'll kick off with a historical source, just for fun. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle mentions dragons as bad omens, not doing anything except being pretty ominous, and the British Library has a copy dating from 1020. (Not the original - this copy was produced in Worcester).… Continue reading Dragons and Dragon Folklore in the North Country (#MonstrousMay Day 7)