We’ve started our Christmas shopping early here at #FolkloreThursday, and we thought we’d share some of the wonderful folkloric gifts we’ve come across on the way!
Food and feasting is at the centre of our Christmas celebrations, and folklore and customs play an important part in what we eat.
Plant lore is the verdant heart of Scottish folk holidays and traditions. Nature’s gift and sacrifice is found in the burning heart of Yule – the Yule log of ash or birch.
The appearance of a Turkish knight, Beelzebub, and a horse’s skull mark out a centuries old winter tradition in rural communities across Britain.
Christmas traditions have evolved through the centuries, many of them have ancient origins linked to the midwinter festivals of Yule and Saturnalia