I’ve been there only once, fifteen or twenty years ago, but this Folklore Thursday made me feel like booking flights to the Czech Republic: The Czech Bogeyman — typo: it should be “bubak”. Apologies!– looks like an evil scarecrow, but can cry like a baby to lure his victims. The Bubach: evil scarecrow who drives a cart pulled by cats and weaves the souls of his victims. #FolkloreThursday pic.twitter.com/UYtu804gjv — Maria J Pérez Cuervo (@mjpcuervo) July 21, 2016 Tintin’s Ottokar — that of the sceptre– was supposed to be Ottokar IV of Syldavia, a fictional country I’d love to visit one day. The story of Ottokar II of Bohemia, however, could well be turned into a comic. King Ottokar II built Houska Castle over a hole in the ground thought to be a Gateway to Hell. #FolkloreThursday pic.twitter.com/OqdqN26tv7 — Maria J Pérez Cuervo (@mjpcuervo) July 21, 2016
A round-up of my Folklore Thursday tweets this week.
My Folklore Thursday tweets from June 30th.
Demon Things, a full conference on Egyptian Demons, will be held in March 2016.
A vampire aficionado ought to travel to Transylvania at least once in her life. These are my recommendations for a trip focused on history, folklore and atmosphere.
Why are pop culture archaeologists constantly “unearthing unspeakable evils”? This article is a response to Rob Irving’s project on Mythoarchaeology, as seen on Public Archaeology.
Image: Original layout of Avebury by John Martin
A journey to Crete seeking the monsters and goddesses that fed my childhood imagination.
Image: Gustave Doré, The Minotaur on the Shattered Cliff.