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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #30 on: 12 September, 2019, 03:44:13 pm »
She's got MASSIVE feet!

Love it.

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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #31 on: 12 September, 2019, 03:51:56 pm »
fair.
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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #32 on: 12 September, 2019, 03:54:06 pm »
Great stuff, keep them coming!

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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #33 on: 18 September, 2019, 02:40:42 pm »
I've set up a patreon with John for our folklore thursday comic: http://www.patreon.com/holdenreppion

Comics will always be free, but exploring other ways to help support it and us.

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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #35 on: 19 September, 2019, 12:54:29 pm »


http://www.pauljholden.com/2019/09/05/folklore-thursday-labyrinth/

Is that one on the top right in Lucca, Northern Italy? I've seen it insitu  if it is, and I claim my five pounds  ;)
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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #36 on: 19 September, 2019, 07:06:16 pm »
These are great. Totally feeling the Labyrinth after (despite having the correct username and password) I couldn't log in to my hotmail (dated!) when on vacation. The security system wanted me to have remembered the subject lines of the last three emails in my inbox.

Uh-huh. That's realistic.
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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #37 on: 26 September, 2019, 02:30:22 pm »
Double bubble this week, primarily because the list we use to create our folklore was, unbeknownst to us, changed - so the first of these had the longest time and is easily one of my favourites...



But actually, given the three hour window I had to do this one, I quite like it too ...



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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #38 on: 26 September, 2019, 03:17:21 pm »
Loving the colour highlights on ol' Herc.

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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #39 on: 26 September, 2019, 04:03:55 pm »
Both of those are great. And always worth remembering that the authors of the Bible, whose musings on gays and women are infallible, also thought dead lions spontaneously generated bees.

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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #40 on: 26 September, 2019, 04:43:19 pm »
People had some odd ideas where things came from - it ws once belived that Geese hatched from barnacles!

Fab work as always PJ, loving these.

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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #41 on: 26 September, 2019, 07:58:29 pm »
Both of those are great. And always worth remembering that the authors of the Bible, whose musings on gays and women are infallible, also thought dead lions spontaneously generated bees.

I don't think they did:
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... and he turned aside to see the carcase of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcase of the lion.
Judges 14:8 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/jdg.14.8.KJV 

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And he said unto them, Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they could not in three days expound the riddle.
Judges 14:14 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/jdg.14.14.KJV   

You see the Bible story indicates that Samson found honey and bees in the carcase of a lion (presumably they were wild bees that built a nest there) and he made a riddle about the experience. There's nothing to indicate that they believed the bees actually spawned directly from the lion"s flesh.

Not to suggest PJs comic is wrong, depending on interpretation. If their pupal state hatched from eggs that were laid there, in a sense they did spawn from the carcase, in the same sense that I spawned from Lewisham hospital. That doesn't mean I'm a golem who phased out of the brickwork. Although I might someone look like one. 😝😝
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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #42 on: 26 September, 2019, 08:05:17 pm »
Someone=sometimes. A spawn of predictive text there.

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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #43 on: 26 September, 2019, 08:09:41 pm »
It was a fairly common belief that insects spontaneously generated in carcasses by application of the sun. Shakespeare famously references the notion in 'Hamlet' when he says "...if the sun breed maggots in a dead dog..."

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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #44 on: 27 September, 2019, 03:27:11 am »
Whether they believed the bees magically sprung into existence or not, it is likely that the story was based on a genuine occurrence of bees nesting in a dead animal.

Still... at least they didn't believe anything really daft about bees, like they could process dead meat into honey or something. That would be totally un-bee-lievab... oh, hold on..

Link : Is that how bees actually work?