Brownies in Folklore: Household Help or Hindrance? artwork
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Brownies in Folklore: Household Help or Hindrance?

  • 16:41
  • May 21st 2022

Katharine Briggs considers the brownies as one of the "most easily described and most recognizable" fairy types. Their territory stretched from the Midlands, up through the north and east of England, and up into Scotland. They were known as the bwca in Wales, bodach in the Highlands, and fenodoree on the Isle of Man.

But what are brownies? How do they relate to their fairy cousins? And what links are there between brownies and ghost stories? Let's find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore.

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