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A folklore website, and a Twitter hashtag day to share folklore related blog posts and facts every Thursday! #FolkloreThursday
A folklore website, and a Twitter hashtag day to share folklore related blog posts and facts every Thursday! #FolkloreThursday

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East of the Sun and West of the Moon
A favourite this week. According to Clare Testoni from The Singing Bones podcast , “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” is the tale most frequently requested by her listeners (among whom you really ought to number). She will have an episode on this tale, ...
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24 August: #onthisday the gate to the underworld on the Forum Romanum was opened annually with a festival-like character.

"mundus patet", the "the mundus is open", the priests of Ceres announced on the forum, offerings to the gods of the underworld and the agricultural deities were made and the dead were given the freedom of the city for a day. One of the more obscure Roman traditions, full of archetypical symbols, but read more on:

http://wunderkammertales.blogspot.de/2015/01/mundus-patet-gate-to-underworld-on.html

Depicted below is Alice Pike Barney's somewhat ghostly imagination of Ceres (1901), while the blog includes a short video with yours truly narrating the tale.

#ancienthistory, #ancientrome, #history, #mythology, #romanhistory
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