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Common farm pests: Caterpillars, locusts, and demons.

#FolkloreThursday STORY THREAD!

'Better the Devil you Hoe'

[Image: 'American Gothic,' Grant Wood 1930]
Once upon a time there was a farmer who was surveying a field he’d recently purchased, when lo and behold he saw an imp sitting on a pile of coals smack-dab in the middle of it.

Say what you will about infernals, but they know how to make an entrance.
FARMER: I've heard of slash-and-burn agriculture but this is absurd. Who are you?
DEVIL: Devil.
F: *A* devil or *the* Devil?
D: Does it matter?
F: Just trying to determine what size crucifix I should be reaching for.
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STORY THREAD: TAM-LIN
Or
“Un-Dammit, Janet”
Girl meets boy, girl loses boy, girl single-handedly defeats faery court on Halloween to save him. While 9 months pregnant.
Pls note Janet has officially joined the ranks of Undersung Faery Tales Heroines in a BIG WAY.
#folklorethursday
The story begins with the Narrator warning all maidens to stay out of Carterhaugh or Chaster’s Wood or as I like to call it, De-flower Garden, because a fella named Tam-Lin lives there, and he charges one (1) green kirtle or one (1) sextimes as price of admission.
Fair Janet (whose family owns those woods) catches wind of this and comes to three conclusions:
1. She doesn’t take orders from Narrators
2. No one gave Amber Tamblyn or whatever his name is permission to levy a sex tax on her property
3. SHE DOESN’T TAKE ORDERS FROM NARRATORS
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There are plenty of resources on the Olympian Gods, but do any of them answer the question, "How would I fare in a fistfight against this guy?"

I got u, bb

SHOULD YOU FIGHT: GREEK #GODS EDITION

#FolkloreThursday

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ZEUS: King of the Gods. Goes HAM if his throne's challenged, ranging from "lightning bolt" to "eating girlfriend in case her 👏 currently 👏 non-existent 👏 2nd child one day threatens him." Do not fight, esp. bc you KNOW he'll try & turn it into a makeout sesh halfway through.
HERA: Queen of the Gods. DO NOT FIGHT JFC DON'T DO IT DON'T. Check the fate of some of Zeus's sidepieces (ex. Io, Lamia) & tell me you want to take her on.
Plus her life seems pretty joyless (best compliment she gets is "cow-eyed," come ON) so just be chill & leave her alone.
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Hemingway on Twitter:
-never uses hashtags
-doesn't want 280 characters
-makes fake accounts to troll Faulkner
-muted Fitzgerald immediately
Faulkner on Twitter:
-petitions for 280 characters, still doesn't have room
-knows he should block Hemingway but can't
-drunk tweets a lot
Fitzgerald on Twitter:
-posts infinity selfies
-tries to tag Hemingway in everything
-rewords women's tweets & presents them as his own
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A thread on Ishtar's Descent Into the Underworld, one of the most famous and beautiful Mesopotamian legends. #folklorethursday
Ishtar was the Mesopotamian god of love, beauty, sex, fertility, war & political power from ~3500 BCE. She was associated with planet Venus.
One of the most famous Ishtar tales is of her descent into the underworld. Here's the text as it appeared in the Library of Ashurbanipal
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