Those of you who have read the Harry Potter books will remember the boggarts
. A boggart
, for those of you who haven't read the books, is a shapeshifter that lurks in dark spaces.
The Pots are home to notorious boggarts
and their cousins the hairy boggarts
The book offers a place-based guide to imaginary creatures such as elves, fairies, boggarts
, water horses, mermen, Green Men, Wild Men, Nuckelavee, and Black Shuck, with special emphasis on actual locations associated with various legends and creatures.
People like him are reduced to "Boggarts
to placid Christians in their pews," unbelievers whose only use is as a cautionary tale to the faithful (1.
Other activities include outdoor painting, creating monsters and boggarts
out of clay and getting stuck into a big group art project.
Tom is the seventh son of a seventh son, and because of this face, he is given the powers of seeing things others cannot, such as boggarts
, ghosts and other elemental creatures.
Following the death of the man under whom he had apprenticed, Tom Ward is now a full-fledged Spook, charged with protecting his town of Chipenden from ghosts, ghasts, boggarts
, and witches.
The Spook's Revenge concludes the series of 13 books about Tom Ward's apprenticeship to the county's Spook, a man responsible for protecting the county from boggarts
, witches and a host of other creatures from the dark.
In her "The Baum Rabbit: A Tale of Old Rochdale," published in the 18 September 1880 edition of Ben Brierley's Journal, Lahee begins by lamenting the late nineteenth century's lack of "startling, hair-rising; supernatural sights and sounds which old residents used to be favoured with," tales about "the ancient and respectable 'boggarts
' [ghosts] that formerly inhabited the homes of our ancestors--those jolly, mirthful, midnight revellers, our grandmothers used to tell us about." (20) Lahee's use of "our grandmothers" here does double duty, claiming space for the Irish Lahee as a member of the Rochdale community and for women as members of Rochdale's community of storytellers.
The name is from a book saying children can be helpful Brownies or lazy boggarts
(Sea 33) Since "[t]he life force is ever moving, altering its appearance" (Sea 70)--and since it animates all levels of creation--the Celtic belief structure recognizes a bewildering variety of forms of existence: "sprites and boggarts
, will-o'-the-wisps and pixies, spriggans and flibbergibbets" (Land 79), pookas, kobolds, hobgoblins, finfolk, old gods such as the Man in the Moon, the Forest Lord, or Yarthkins, monster creatures such as kelpies (Land 171-172, 414-415), knuckers, Pictish beasts, draugrs, and hogboons.