Each week, #FolkloreThursday on Twitter floods my timeline with myth, plantlore and folklore in general. This week’s theme is the folklore of mountains, hills and rocky places for #WorldMountainDay
The rocks I instantly remembered were the Rollright Stones. As a child, I remember walking round counting the stones repeatedly, never able to get the same number, as per the legend attached to them.
Where there are rocks, you’ll often find fairies – at least according to Irish folklore. ‘Fairy Forts’ are the name given to the remains of hill forts and other round structured. They’re thought to be a gateway to fairyland if you fancy visiting (remember not to eat the food if you ever want to return home).
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