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Want a #FolkloreThursday T-shirt? Coming Soon!

Did you know that it will be #FolkloreThursday’s third birthday this coming June? To celebrate three whole years of folklore glory, we thought what better than to launch a #FolkloreThursday T-shirt, in collaboration with the amazing Hare and Tabor!

Thanks to everyone who voted in the Twitter poll for their favourite folkloric image for the T-shirt… we’re pleased to announce that the sea serpent design won!

#FolkloreThursday T-shirts are now available to pre-order from Hare and Tabor, and will be posted out in August!

#FolkloreThursday T-shirt!

Order yours now!

 

We always trying to give you lovely people what you want, so we thought we would launch a poll, and let you choose your favourite folkloric image — we’ll add the most popular to the T-shirt!

 

Olaus Magnus’ Sea Serpent

A sea serpent from Olaus Magnus' book Historia de Gentibus Septentrionalibus (History of the Northern Peoples, Rome, 1555). https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sea_serpent.jpg

A sea serpent from Olaus Magnus’ book Historia de Gentibus Septentrionalibus (History of the Northern Peoples, Rome, 1555). Source

The Mowing Devil

The Mowing-Devil: Or, Strange NEWS out of Hartford-ſhire. Being a True Relation of a Farmer, who Bargaining with a poor Mower, about the Cutting down Three Half Acres of Oats upon the Mower’s asking too much, the Farmer ſwore, ‘That the Devil ſhould Mow it, rather than He.’ And lo it fell out, that that very Night, the Crop of Oats ſhew’d as if it had been all of a Flame, but next Morning appear’d ſo neatly Mow’d by the Devil, or ſome Infernal Spirit, that no Mortal Man was able to do the like. Alſo, How the ſaid Oats ly now in the Field, and the Owner has not Power to fetch them away. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mowing-Devil#/media/File:Diablefaucheur.jpg

The Mowing-Devil: Or, Strange NEWS out of Hartford-ſhire. Source

“Being a True Relation of a Farmer, who Bargaining with a poor Mower, about the Cutting down Three Half Acres of Oats upon the Mower’s asking too much, the Farmer ſwore, ‘That the Devil ſhould Mow it, rather than He.’ And lo it fell out, that that very Night, the Crop of Oats ſhew’d as if it had been all of a Flame, but next Morning appear’d ſo neatly Mow’d by the Devil, or ſome Infernal Spirit, that no Mortal Man was able to do the like. Alſo, How the ſaid Oats ly now in the Field, and the Owner has not Power to fetch them away.”

Witches and Their Familiars

An image of a witch and her familiar spirits taken from a publication that dealt with the witch trials of Elizabeth Stile, Mother Dutten, Mother Devell and Mother Margaret in Windsor, 1579. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Witches%27Familiars1579.jpg#/media/File:Witches%27Familiars1579.jpg

An image of a witch and her familiar spirits taken from a publication that dealt with the witch trials of Elizabeth Stile, Mother Dutten, Mother Devell and Mother Margaret in Windsor, 1579. Source

Witches and Devils

Depiction of the Devil giving magic puppets to witches, from Agnes Sampson trial, 1591. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Agnes_Sampson_and_witches_with_devil.jpg#/media/File:Agnes_Sampson_and_witches_with_devil.jpg

Depiction of the Devil giving magic puppets to witches, from Agnes Sampson trial, 1591. Source

Fairies Dancing in a Circle

Fairies dancing in a ring near a large mushroom and a hill with a doorway. Woodcut from a 17th-century English chapbook.

Fairies dancing in a ring near a large mushroom and a hill with a doorway. Woodcut from a 17th-century English chapbook. Source

CAST YOUR VOTE NOW!

Want Your Own #FolkloreThursday T-shirt?

We are only able to get a small batch of T-shirts printed up in the first run, so do email us now if you’d like to register your interest, and bagsy one for yourself before they go to print to make sure you get one as soon as they come out! We expect them to sell for around £14 plus P&P.

 

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