Tag: Superstitions

10 Rat Superstitions and Folklore You Didn’t Know

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Rats have always been surrounded by folklore, says CALLUM CAMPBELL. Here are 10 rat superstitions for you to gnaw on!

Bee superstition: A matter of life and death

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Bees are part of life in the British Isles, and part of darkness and death. GAYLE FIDLER tells local bee superstition.

Fire-gazing folklore: A guide seeing through the flames

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CLAIRE BARRAND tells us about the folklore of fire-gazing

Britain’s strangest food-related superstitions

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CLAIRE BARRAND discusses folklore in the kitchen and the rules we must follow to ensure we don't have back luck!

Beltane in Wales: How to Celebrate Welsh May Day

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May Day Rituals
CLAIRE BARRAND explains the superstitions and customs of Beltane in Wales, the Gaelic May Day festival...

Spiders Superstition: A shocking web of omens and beliefs

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There's a web of beliefs spun surrounding spiders superstition, says RHEA SEREN PHILLIPS

13 Creepy Welsh Superstitions for Friday the 13th

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Friday the 13th
CLAIRE BARRAND tells us about Friday the 13th superstitions from Wales...

Black Cats and Superstition: 13 things you didn’t know about

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ANN MASSEY reveals some strange and wonderful superstitions surrounding black cats through the centuries...

13 Irish Superstitions You Need To Know!

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ANN MASSEY tells us of 13 Irish superstitions we should be aware of - just in case!

How the Welsh bury their dead: Superstitions and death in Wales

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CLAIRE BARRAND tells us how to bury your dead in Wales and the superstitions and rituals that remain today.

Ladybirds Superstitions: The Luckiest of Beetles!

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Ladybirds are aplenty at the moment. CLAIRE BARRAND takes a look at the folklore and superstition surrounding these magical little beetles

What happened on Friday the 13th July, 1894?

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Friday the 13th July 1894 was a miserably unlucky day, reports ANDREW GARVEY

Changelings Fairies, The Darker Side of Irish Fairy Lore

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Welsh Changeling
ANN MASSEY gives us some tips on protecting our infants from being swapped for Changelings!

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Grace O'Malley was known as the Pirate Queen of Ireland, says ANN MASSEY

5 Powerful Scottish Witch Memorials

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GREGOR STEWART tells about some of the witch memorials that have been setup around Scotland to pay tribute to them