Customs & Traditions

CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS Magic Irish Folklore WARM-UP Conosci la leggenda della pentola d oro alla fine dell arcobaleno? Dilla, ma se non la conosci, pensa ad un altra leggenda e raccontala in 30-40 parole. SPEAKING 15 Folklore refers to traditional stories of a community transmitted orally through the centuries. In Ireland folklore is very important, so it is one of the greatest storytelling countries in the world. Are you ready to enter a fairy world? The Pooka Pooka, often described as evil , are shape transformers, some of the most feared creatures in Irish folklore who bring bad luck to those who see them. They often take the form of a wild dog with red eyes, but they could also take the form of a goblin . Butterflies Butterflies are souls waiting to be reborn who move between worlds and bring messages and warnings . Butterflies with dark wings announce bad news, while white and yellow butterflies bring good news, such as births or success. Fairies Legend says that fairies live under heaps of earth in the Irish woods, ruled by a king or queen. One of the most famous is Banshee, the fairy woman of death . Apparently, people hear her crying if death is arriving. Leprechauns According to the tradition, Leprechauns, funny elves with red beards and green hats, leave a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but be careful: leprechauns look friendly, but sometimes they are not! GLOSSARY to bring: portare evil: cattivo fairy: fatato feared: temuto goblin: elfo irlandese heap: cumulo knowledge: conoscenza 1 WRITING Completa le frasi. 1. Fairies live under heaps of earth and they are ruled by a .................................................. or a .................................................. . 2. The Pooka are fearful creatures that change their .................................................. . 3. White and yellow butterflies bring good .................................................. . 38 leave: foglia shamrock: trifoglio speech: discorso soul: anima warning: avvertimento wisdom: saggezza 4. Leprechauns are elves with red beards and green ................................................... 5. The Dullahan is a scary horseman who rides on a black .................................................. and has his .................................................. under his arm. 6. St Patrick used a shamrock to explain to the .................................................. the holy Trinity.

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