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The Crow Tree

The Crow Tree is a short piece of folk horror. "It is often tempting for outside observers to judge a society or community solely by its traditions, rituals and festivals, to bestow a significance and seriousness onto events beyond that which they hold for their participants, to see superstition and fear in theatre and frivolity. Equally, of course, the reverse can be true for those involved, leading to a refusal to recognise the serious intent that underpins their festivities. The event which takes place at the crow tree is one of the community’s least talked about rituals, and consequently can be assumed to be among its most serious." [more inside]
posted by dng on Aug 22, 2019 - 1 comment

@MotifBot

My first Twitter bot! I made a bot that randomly tweets entries from Thompson's Motif-Index of Folk Literature. It's intended for divination and creative problem solving, along the lines of Oblique Strategies. [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Aug 9, 2017 - 0 comments

Antartic Fairy Tales

Folklore from the inhabitants of the 7th continent
posted by The Whelk on Dec 8, 2015 - 6 comments

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