Generally, clover represents protection, fertility and abundance, but where does the widespread belief in a four leaf clover’s good luck come from?
The matiasma is an apotropaic amulet designed to ward off the evil eye in Greek folklore.
These remedies, many of them fairly gruesome to our ears, were recorded only 100 years ago by Mrs Ella Mary Leather at the beginning of the 20th century, from the towns and villages of Herefordshire. Here are the folk memories of people who remembered these remedies being used and, what’s more, being efficacious. They are […]