Krampus…... A Reminder…….

by Bernie Bell - 08:33 on 09 December 2023


This is when I can see the point in all that dressing up an’ stuff…….


https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61551106080190 - you'll need to scroll down a bit.


The Whitby Wyrm reminded me of the Ballad of the Lambton Worm….


I remember walking along by the River Wear with my sister-in-law and my niece, singing this song – my sister-in-law with a true Geordie accent!

And, I’m thinking about the ‘Worms’ and Dragons present in mythology through time and across the world…

In m’blog in August ’22….

Having read Peter Breingan’s piece about following the Michael & Mary Lines …. https://theorkneynews.scot/2022/08/17/archaeological-mysticism-or-what/ , I’ve been thinking about people doing ‘Crawls’.

When we lived in Suffolk Mike and I followed the Mary line on what we called a ‘Church Crawl’ as there are a lot of churches built along the line. We don’t have a religion – but what’s there is what’s there, and there’s a reason why these places have been reverenced through the years. Somewhere back in the photo albums we have photos of the places we visited along the line – some still in use, some ruinous and some something in between.

We bought T-towels in the churches and still have them, including one from St. Mary’s, Somerleyton which was just along the road from where we lived – a lovely place…. https://www.britainexpress.com/counties/suffolk/churches/somerleyton.htm ...and I quote.....  “On the north and south extremes of the screen are likenesses of St George and St Michael killing dragons.”   Hmmmm… “The Sun and the Serpent”  by Hamish Miller and Paul Broadhurst?...





I realise that I’ve bitten off more than I can chew ….there are so many examples.

Not forgetting the gloriously silly film by Ken Russell – ‘The Lair of the White Worm’….


….from a story by Bram Stoker of ‘Dracula’ fame - which was set in Whitby!


A Reminder….


About this….




Here’s one I made earlier…. https://theorkneynews.scot/2022/04/03/corn-italian-casserole/


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