Folklore And Spirits Of The Land Series: The Demon Pig Of Winwick And The Use Of Apotropaic Masonry In Lancashire Churches.
One thing I have noticed about Lancashire church art, that makes it stand out from other English counties, is how often churches do in fact incorporate apotropaic symbols and art in order to protect its holy sites. This is either a local regional folk magick choice, or a sign of lingering doubt in the minds…
Folklore And Spirits Of The Land Series: “I Cannot Cross The Bridge Kind Sir”.
“Old Pendle, Old Pendle, thou standest alone.Twixt Burnley and Clitheroe, Whalley and Colne, Where Hodder and Ribble’s fair waters do meet.With Barley and Downham content at thy feet. When witches do fly on a cold winters night,we won’t tell a soul and we’ll bolt the door tight.We’ll sit round the fire and keep ourselves warm,…