Here is a special #Flashlore tale for this week's #Superstitiology collaboration with #OfDarkAndMacabre, #BookWormSat & #BookChatWeekly! Legend says that the Irish St Brendan was the first to discover the island of Madeira. Sailing out from Ireland to seek "Heaven on Earth" in the 6th century CE, it is said that Brendan did indeed find paradise … Continue reading #Flashlore 13
"White rabbit,white rabbit,white rabbit!" It's time for everyone's favourite superstition again! According to English lore, saying "white rabbit" or just "rabbit" on the first day of the month is good luck. Painting of large white rabbit with three bunnies, all eating their greens! Image: Barber, Alfred R. (1841-1925). Four White Rabbits. Available HERE. Further Reading: … Continue reading #Flashlore 12
"Nicka, nicka, nan Give me some pancake and I'll be gone..."- Cornish Rhyme According to superstition, you must eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, followed by peas on Ash Wednesday to guarantee money coming in all year. To be sure, on Nickanan Night in the Isles of Scilly, it looks like the locals don't dare skimp … Continue reading #Flashlore 11
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