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Mar 18, 2012

Magic shoes and Christian princesses

There have been two interesting articles on BBC this past week. the first was a feature on the folk custom of concealing shoes and other pieces of clothing in hidden places in bridges and homes in Australia. I talked about the English version of this magical folk practice here. I'm not surprised it got transplanted to Australia. It's interesting that it was going on at least as late as the 1920s!

In other news, an Anglo-Saxon grave from the mid-seventh century has been discovered that includes a beautiful garnet cross. The deceased was a sixteen-year-old woman who may have been local royalty. The seventh century was a time of transition from paganism to Christianity and so this find is extremely important.

I love the BBC. Always some food for thought on there!

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