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Superstitions of Auvergne: Part 1

“All nations have their omens drear,  Their legends wild of woe and fear…” -Sir Walter Scott (1808) An interesting list of Auvergnat folk traditions was collected in the nineteenth century by the French folklorist and writer Antoinette Bon.  The English version, translated by Mary Osborn, first appeared in 1890. I have abridged the list slightly, […]