i dont know if these would be urban legends
Posted 11 July 2004 - 02:09 PM
The RED CAP
Red Cap is a thoroughly evil creature. He is a short, stocky old man with long gray hair and claws instead of hands. He lives on the Scottish Border in ancient ruins of castles, especially in those with a bloody history of war and murder. He owes his name to the fact that he wears a red hat, which is colored by the blood of his victims. Red Cap moves with remarkable speed, despite the fact that he wears iron boots. He can overcome even the strongest man, unless the intended victim remembers to quote a few words from the Bible.
In mainly Teutonic and Norse folklore, the elves were originally the spirits of the dead who brought fertility. Later they became supernatural beings, shaped as humans, who are either very beautiful (elves of light) or extremely ugly (dark / black elves). They were worshipped in trees, mountains and waterfalls. The Danish elves are beautiful creatures, but they have hollow backs. The Celtic elves are the size of humans.
The belief in elves, or supernatural and invisible beings, is almost universal. Apparently, there has been no primitive tribe or race that has not believed at one time or another that the world was inhabited by invisible beings. Especially on the British Isles the belief was very profound. In stories from the 8th and 9th century there are many references to elves, or fairies as they are called there. The king of the elves, Oberon, and his wife Titania appear in some very important works of medieval literature, such as Huon de Bordeaux and Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Household spirits from the north of England, and similar to brownies and bogies, although their nature is much more malicious and less helpful. The dark and hairy boggarts are dressed in tattered clothes, with meddling hands and clumsy feet. The presence of a boggart is betrayed by the unusual number of small accidents and strange noises after dark. They tip over milk bottles, frighten cats, pinch little children, blow out candles, and cause many other mishaps. No one has ever found a way to appease them, and often there is no alternative but to quickly and stealthy move to another home. In Manx folklore, it is called a buggane.
Mischievous but harmless spirits who live in darkness and semi-darkness. They can be found in cellars, barns, attics, cupboards, hollow trees and caves, besides many other of such places. Favorite are places were people store goods for which they have no use, but are reluctant to discard. Hence a dusty attic or a junk shop will invariable harbor a number of bogies. Although they try to move with attempted stealth, their clumsiness betrays their presence with thumps, creaks and scuffles. They amuse themselves by hovering behind a person's back and thus creating a vague uneasiness, pulling blankets on cold nights and other uncreative mischief. Also they like to spy on people and listen to their conversations.
You never know some of the things could be confused with ghosts and hauntings. I have included a link to an site that you can go to for more information if you like. I just ask that everyone keep an open mind and im always willing to answer questions
Posted 11 July 2004 - 02:12 PM
btw, awesome site!
Posted 11 July 2004 - 02:14 PM
Posted 11 July 2004 - 07:47 PM
You are right Alsie.... but good information Linux.
Take my hand and we'll go riding through the sunshine from above
Posted 13 July 2004 - 10:02 AM
Krafted with luv
Posted 13 July 2004 - 10:41 AM
Posted 14 July 2004 - 04:19 PM
Great information. Great site. Loved that, was awesome. Check out the Author Rosemary Guiley she has a book out on those creatures.
If you like fairies then this is for you all.
Posted 22 July 2004 - 05:13 PM
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