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What is a Fairy Ring?

By |2020-05-27T22:38:05+03:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

A fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms. The fairy ring may grow to over 10 meters (33 ft) in diameter, and they become stable over time as the fungus grows and seeks food underground. It [...]

Samodiva: A Woodland Fairy in Slavic Folklore

By |2020-01-12T01:56:29+03:00January 12th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

Samodiva, Samovila or Vila is a woodland fairy or nymph found in South and West Slavic folklore. Samodiva is commonly depicted as an ethereal maiden with long, loose hair, and in some cases, wings. They are typically dressed in free-flowing, feathered white gowns, which give [...]

Hawthorn Tree – Folkore and Traditional Uses

By |2018-12-01T15:15:17+03:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hawthorn is a large genus of shrubs and trees in the family Rosaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Europe, Asia, and North America. The name "hawthorn" was originally applied to the species native to northern Europe, especially the common hawthorn C. monogyna, [...]

Anito: Ancestor Spirits and Deities in Philippine Folklore

By |2018-11-16T03:13:27+03:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Anito, also spelled anitu, refers to ancestor spirits, nature spirits, and deities (diwata) in the indigenous animistic religions of pre-colonial Philippines. It can also refer to carved humanoid figures, the taotao, made of wood, stone, or ivory, that represent these spirits. Pag-anito refers to a [...]