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Hail to the Hogboons!

My Eastern European grandmother told me many tales of the hogboons, a variety of faery folk native to Scotland’s Orkney Islands. The name may derive from the Old Norse haug-bui or haug-buinn, “mound-farmer” or “mound-dweller.” The hogboons, also called hogboys, were mound-dwellers and … Continue reading

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