English Folklore and Myth

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  • Robin Goodfellow- English domesticated fairy. A nocturnal creature most often benign, although many suppose he leads men astray at night.
  • Hand of Glory– This is the term for the severed hand of a hanged criminal. It was used centuries ago, often in England, to aid in burglary. Users believed the presence of a Hand of Glory would freeze those in the structure and let them steal without being discovered.

 

Mabinogion:

Pertaining to the Mabinogion, or the earliest writings in the United Kingdom. The stories were compiled by Welsh authors around Thirteenth Century.

  • Addane of the Lake– Monster from the Mabinogi legend Peredur.

 

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