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Hänsel and Grethel is a German folklore tale, traditionally handed down orally and first written and published by The Brothers Grimm in 1812. In many of the tales, the mean, selfish mother was changed to step-mother because of the ugly truth that some parents are just nasty to their children,

Art by Arthur Rackham

Rumpelstiltskin is a German folktale by the Brothers Grimm 1812 edition of Children’s and Household Tales.

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Art by Arthur Rackham

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Revontulet is the Finnish word for “Foxfire.”
According to Finnish lore, a mystical fox was thought to have created the Northern Lights, with its’ bushy tail kicking up snow and tossing up sparks into the dark, night sky.
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Pegasus, in Greek myth was a winged horse that sprang from the blood of Gorgon Medusa as she was decapitated by the hero Perseus. With Athena's aid the hero, Bellerophon, caught Pegasus and rode him first in his battle with the Chimera.



Avalon in #arthurian legend is a nether-world island of Celtic mythology. Where Arthur's sword was forged. Where Arthur is taken after his final battle. Home of Morgan LeFey who performed ancient magic there.

Art by Manzanedo/ Deviant Art

Topic: Floods

Welsh Myths, Dwyfan and Dwyfach two people who escape a huge FLOOD caused by the lake monster Afanc,who dwelled in Llyn Llion. Afanc was a shape-shifting demon who resembled a beaver, or at times a crocodile or a dwarf.
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Old #lovelore saying: Count 100 white horses then marry the first man you meet.

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On February 14th - 15th the ancient Romans also celebrated Lupercalia revering Lupercus also known as Faunus meaning “The Wild One.” It's kin
Fauna meaning “Good Goddess."was the 'keeper of Mysteries,'
Fauna's initiates were women thus a (woman only event.)

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If your birthday is in February up until the 19th you are born under the Air sign of Aquarius. Your birthstone is Amethyst and your flowers are Violet, Iris and Primrose.
Amethyst means “not drunk”, Greek lore: Dionysus, the god of wine-making, fell in love with the pretty youth Amethis.
Artemis helped Dionysus by morphing Amethis into a purple gemstone, in memory of the unrequited love of the god of wine-making.




, became a popular Valentine gift for one's beloved. In 1868, Cadbury the British chocolate company created Fancy Boxes, which were decorated boxes of chocolates in the shape of a Valentine’s Day heart.

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Cupid, was given by the Romans to the cherub angels named Putti crafted by artists during the Renaissance. Folks began sending Valentine cards to each other in the 17th century where the infant Cupid image stuck

Artist paletteCupid on Dolphin 1630 by Erasmus Quellinus II

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In Wales, wooden spoons were carved and given as gifts. Hearts adorned the spoons plus keys and keyholes, meaning
"You unlock my heart!"

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In 1600's Pirates mixed their own elixir of Grog to prevent Scurvy using dark Rum, lemons & crushed Kava root which they called Bumbo. Pirates, also added sugar plus a pinch of nutmeg, The Royal British Navy used limes ergo the term 'limey.'

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Freyja Norse goddess of love and magic, famous for her trysts even while she was wed to Odr, (symbol of the passion.) She loved Odr and they had 2 daughters together.
Freyja would scour the Earth to find Odr who would vanish at times causing Freyja's gold tears.

Freya's Tears" by Gustav Klimt
(July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918)

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