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Posted By: Felipa
03-Oct-21 - 09:44 AM
Thread Name: Permathread: Online Events - current listings
Subject: Piskies & Pobel Vean of Cornwall 10 Oct 2021
UPDATE - watch the recording:

Subject: Piskies & Pobel Vean of Cornwall 10 Oct 2021
[moved from earlier posting]Date: 12 Aug 21 - 11:03 AM

Piskies & Pobel Vean: Cornwall's Capricious Little Folk
talk by Siân Esther Powell
via The Viktor Wynd Museum & The Last Tuesday Society
Sun, 10 October 2021 20:00 – 21:30 BST
tickets £5.82 – £11.04

"The Cornish piskie is arguably one of the most well-known creatures of British folklore. They’re often portrayed as cheeky and mischievous but ultimately harmless. You can find them on charm bracelets and tourist souvenirs when visiting Cornwall. You can even spot them in children’s pop culture like Harry Potter. But Cornwall’s fascination with the Pobel Vean, the little folk, is not always so winsome. There are many types of piskies in Cornwall: those in rags who dance merrily on the moors, those who conjure up storms to protect their treasure, those who dwell in the darkest places underground and those who steal away children. Like the sea itself, that surrounds Cornwall on three sides, the folklore of this land is capricious. Piskies are capable of helping humans and also causing them great harm. So, let us explore the Cornish Pobel Vean, just how harmless are they really?"