Mark Rees (@reviewwales )

Mark Rees

Bio Journalist. Author. Cultural adventurer. Writes about the arts, history and folklore. Ghosts of Wales books, events and talks. Enquiries [email protected]
Location Port Talbot, Wales, Europe
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Android : It might be great at rhyming, but the Mari Lwyd is no match for household dogs and cats!

Android : "A white cloth is fitted tightly over the whole heed and continues to fall loosely over the body of the bearer. With Wassailers this effigy visits from house to house and is a cause of great merriment and revelry. This ancient Welsh custom is now being revived."

Twitter Web Client : Although it does specify "evil" ghosts, so nice ghosts are OK? Do Charles Dickens' ghosts of Christmas past / present / future count as "good" ghosts? Jacob Marley? Hmm....

TweetDeck : Welsh folklore contradicts many a festive ghost story:
Ghosts came to the earth at midnight and remained until cock-crowing. Christmas Eve, however, was an exception, for during that night, no evil Spirit could appear.
Welsh Folk-lore (1887)

#FolkloreThursday #Wales

TweetDeck : Quote: Wirt Sikes (1880)

No idea who the artist is sorry, but it shows the druids collecting mistletoe for their winter shenanigans...

TweetDeck : The land of song was also the land of greenery at Christmas:
Halls are decorated with evergreens, and the familiar custom is in Wales habitually and commonly associated with the ancient Druids, who viewed the green twigs as the symbols of perennial life
#FolkloreThursday #Wales