Another ghost question.

Can anyone think of any examples from folklore of a minister laying a ghost where after the ordeal the minister's clothes have a bad, or 'satanic' smell about them?

@folklore @histodons

I'm working on a really unusual haunting case where a minister is brought in to bind a troublesome spirit (not unusual).

However, in this case the minister wants to bind the spirit for a certain length of time, the spirit replies that the punishment is too severe and the time should be shorter and they eventually meet in the middle.

Is anyone aware of any other cases in folklore where the banishment terms are agreed by haggling?!

@folklore @histodons

If you're in the UK, you can still order copies of ‘Pan: the Great God’s Modern Return’ in hardcover from Amazon; elsewhere, you can pre-order the paperback edition, which will be released on February 1st, 2023. #books #reading

Daughter and her friend had a Stranger Things kind of day today. Ticked three cast members off the meet and greet bingo card

It's customary to 'Tell The Bees' of a death in Shropshire.

In 1961 the Bee's of Sam Rogers from Myddle (totalling 14 hives) were told of his death as custom dictates. Having heard of his passing, they turned up at his service and settled on the flowers at his grave 💚

#Folklore #Folktales #Bee's #Shropshire #FolkloreNerd #FolkloreThursday #Beekeeper #Storytelling

Aldwych London Underground station is known as a 'ghost station' - meaning trains no longer stop there. The station is, however, apparently haunted by a real ghost - an actress who performed in the nearby theatreland of the West End. #London #Folklore #Gothic

NEW RELEASE
Episode 119
REWRITING HISTORY

Listen free on your podcast app of choice, or at thefolklorepodcast.com/episode-119.html

Please reblog.

The stories in our culture make us who we are. But what happens when they are changed? How has folklore been weaponised in our past and for what purposes?

Helping us to answer these questions is broadcaster and journalist Jane Thynne, author of Queen High and Widowland.

@folklore @histodons

Our annual stats have just come through from Spotify. Obviously this only paints a small part of the overall picture of our listener make-up, but they are still encouraging reading.

Here are the highlights:

Top 5% most shared podcasts

Listened to in 73 countries

Top 5% most followed podcasts

Average rating 4.9/5

Our overall download figures have recently passed 1.6 million

We continue to be humbled that people enjoy what we do. Thank you for being here

Finally on Mastodon! I'd ask anyone interested to follow my podcast and stay tuned for interesting topics! I have 10 episodes lined up for December, one of them even with @homosatanis 😁

Follow the podcast in the link:
open.spotify.com/show/3nYDnbnD

Last week I had the pleasure of hosting author and ecologist Lisa Schneidau for an online talk looking at folk tales connected with rivers and the environment.

You can now watch this talk back for free online for the next two weeks on this link

youtube.com/watch?v=L_tO--daiu

@folklore @histodons

Made an advent calendar this year to celebrate Christmas the traditional way.

ABLANATHANALBA is an #ancient #palindrome - the word can be read forwards and backwards.

It is often assigned to sun #deities and interpreted as a request for physical protection.

There are different theories for its interpretation. One assumes a #Hebrew origin: Lana Atha Ab "You are the (our) father."

Another interpretation assumes an abbreviation for the Hebrew words "Atta Barouch Leolam #Adonai Nathan Alba".

#Gold #lamella
3rd c.
80.AM.53 The J. Paul Getty #Museum
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#ancientmagic

Finishing up my Christmas quiz tonight to send out the first batch tomorrow. Want one to do with mates/family/colleagues? Make a min. donation of £5 to Mind and DM me the confirmation/amount/your email and I'll send it to you!

An #ancient #statuette of #Osiris

Osiris is most often represented as a shrouded #mummy emphasizing his connection with the dead.

He holds a #flail and a short shepherd’s crook, insignia associated with Egyptian kingship, and wears a long, braided beard, emblematic of divinity.

On the front of his tall #crown is a #uraeus - a #cobra ready to spit fire at his enemies.

664–332 BC
Leaded #Bronze
45.7 × 13 cm

61.45, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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#materialculture #archaeology #egypt

NEW RELEASE
Episode 119
REWRITING HISTORY

Listen free on your podcast app of choice, or at thefolklorepodcast.com/episode-119.html

Please reblog.

The stories in our culture make us who we are. But what happens when they are changed? How has folklore been weaponised in our past and for what purposes?

Helping us to answer these questions is broadcaster and journalist Jane Thynne, author of Queen High and Widowland.

@folklore @histodons

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