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Il folklore irlandese entra nell’era digitale

Il folklore irlandese entra nell’era digitale

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A cura di @Francisco Quintay.

Tra il 1937 e il 1939 oltre 100.000 bambini irlandesi furono mandati- come attività scolastica –  a cercare la persona più anziana nella loro comunità per raccogliere le credenze, i segreti e le usanze più oscure e più strane: questa massa di documenti viene ora catalogata e digitalizzata.

“The information is presented in factual and specific form: Mrs Paddy Brady from KilteaneCo Cavan, reports that she “knows of a woman who turned herself into a hare. Her name was Mrs Hutchington, a Protestant woman who lived in the townland of Ryeforth, Co Cavan. She went to my grandfather, Bennie Goldrick, and sucked the milk from the cow. Grandfather saw her; he got his gun loaded it with a crucked [sic] sixpence, fired at the hare and hit her on the head. She ran away, and he ran after her to her house, where he found the woman in the bed with her head bleeding. He made her promise to never do that again, so she did not.” An addendum tells that a crooked threepenny or sixpenny piece was used since only a silver bullet had the power to kill a witch-hare.”


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