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What’s Buggane You?

The Buggane is a monster in the folklore of the Isle of Man, which I suppose makes it a Manxome foe, like the Jabberwock. As an American, the main thing I know about the place is the tailless cats. Since … Continue reading

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Pooka Your Eyes Out

Is there any connection between the Pookas from Dig Dug and the fairies of the same name from Celtic mythology? I don’t know, but I wouldn’t be too surprised, as the Celtic creatures are known as tricksters. Like many of … Continue reading

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