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The Faldbúningur is an old type of traditional costume worn by women since the 17th century and well into the 19th.
Worn today by a few during Iceland's Independence day on June 17th.

Tree folklore is the topic at Folklore Thursday today.
What would trees be without a lovely forest goddess?
Discover Mielikki the Finnish Forest goddess.

You may have heard of a wishing well but have you ever heard of a Wish Tree?
Discover the Treelore behind the Wish Tree

Before you decide to use weed killer on your dandelion lawn, consider the fact that dandelions provide flowers for pollinators like bees.

The dandelion represented the Greek goddess Aphrodite.
Dandelions, provide food for wild hares, and make a great tea too.

Dandelions, In folklore dandelions were used to grant wishes by blowing the puff of seeds, also it was used to enable intuition.
Europeans grow them on their yards naturally for bees to pollinate the flowers.


Today, many folks enjoy a cup of Chamomile tea to help them relax..
Chamomile was used in Ancient Egypt to aid in mummification and treat malaria. Later it was adopted by other cultures such as Scandinavia by Vikings.

In Ancient Egypt chamomile flower represented the Sun god Ra, in Greece it symbolized Helios.

Gamblers would wash their hands in cooled Chamomile tea for good luck.

#Lammas #Lughnasadh
Tomorrow is the Tradition of Lughnasadh/Lammas Festival of The Three-Faced Harvest God and Grain Goddess Tailtiu that the Ancient Celts revered each August 1st and 2nd. Pagans still celebrate this festival today.


Puss n Boots A Cat lover"s Fairy Tale originally written by Giovanni Straparola (1480-1557) later translated by Charles Perrault (1628-1703)
Illustration of Puss n Boots by édition L. Curmer (1843) Public Domain

Summer is the time when veggies grow, apparently so do giants. Jack and the Beanstalk is a classic fairy tale by Joseph Jacobs 1860.

The goddess Freyja was escorted by her two Norwegian Forest Cats. They are also related to the Maine Coon Cat

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