Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Myths, folklore, and symbolism
bullbeggar: In North Country and West Country dialects, a term for any frightening supernatural figure. In Reginald Scot's The Discoverie of Witchcraft (1584), it comes at the head of a mixed list of scary creatures: "Our mothers' maids have so fraied us with bull beggars, spirits, witches, urchins, elves...and other such bugs that we are afraid of our owne shadowes." (Oxford Dictionary of English Folklore)

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