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Dowrgi
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Are the corn dollies made at this time?

Traditions may vary from place to place and in time, but the tradition I’m familiar is this: the corn doll was made from the last sheaves of wheat or barley cut; this was then kept in the kitchen over the hearth until the time of ploughing and sowing when it was ploughed back into the land. My grandmother had them in her kitchen when I was little and they were on the wall above the oven and stove along with some copper pots and pans. I also remember a rhyme when planting seeds of any kind of edible plant (obviously at new or waxing moon): “one for the worm, one for the crow, one to rot and one to grow”, so, for every three seeds “sacrificed” one was to grow. I don’t know how far back these traditions go, but I think as folklore they may well go back a long time.

Bennathow
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