Folklore, Folklore, Folklore & More...

Good day my friends.


I hope that this update finds you all well. It has been a busy few months here. I would also like to apologise to you all for not being as active on here as I have been in the past. It is summer and I am making full use of all of the sunshine and spending it with my family.


I thought I would just break away for a few minutes to write a little post here and share a few thoughts with you on one of my favourite subjects and as you can see by the title of this post that is the topic of Folklore...


As you will undoubtedly know by now, I love ancient history and stories from the past, I am also a massive fan of all things folklore. Those tales that have been passed down throughout the generations from family to family, village to village and etc...


I often ask myself this question:


"I wonder how many stories or folk tales have not seen the light of day and how many are still in circulation now."


This is why I am going to be doing a little research and investigation. I am going to be looking into folklore from around the world.


Why are you telling us this AJ, I hear you ask... Well, with the invention of the internet comes the positive of being able to access and communicate with people all over the world and for us to share stories in a safe online environment from the comfort of our own living rooms.


So, that being said...


Your mission... Should you choose to accept it...


I want to hear your stories... I want to hear your folk tales.


I am going to make a post on Facebook as well to help spread the word I want to hear as many stories and I want to hear from as many different countries as I possibly can. Lets make this a truly global event.


 

I think that as a show of good faith, I will get the ball rolling...


Folk Tale #001: Submitted By A.J. from the U.K.


Bloody Bones: AKA: Raw Head















An Artistic representation of Bloody Bones AKA: Raw Head Courtesy of Bing Images Search Engine.


The alleged first written appearance of Bloody Bones was in 1548 and was mentioned by John Locke in 1693 that this creature was used as a tool to keep wayward children in line and subjugated.


Bloody Bones is described as a water demon that tends to frequent murky ponds and still bodies of water waiting for a wayward child to come close enough to the edge of the water to trap them and feed on them, spitting their bones back out on to the shores of the pond, lake or riverbank where the child would never be seen again.


This particular Folk Tale is prominent in the north of The United Kingdom in places such as Yorkshire of Lancashire.


So watch out you young ones if you are particularly fond of hell raising. Ol' Bloody Bones will get you...


In other records, it has also been noted that Bloody Bones breaks into houses and hides in basements and under the stairs just waiting for a young person to misbehave so it can feast...

 

Now, it is your turn....



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