Quit Horsing Around Mari Lwyd

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Quit Horsing Around Mari Lwyd

If you ever wanted a horse for Christmas, try Mari Lwyd, a horse that keeps on giving. What is Mari Lwyd? The first records of Mari Lwyd appeared in the 18th century. Mari is a dead horse skull dressed with festive ivy or colorful streams for a mane.

She has baubles or lights for eyes and a white sheet or cloak draped over a post that someone controls her mischievous nature.

From Christmas until the twelfth night, a singer, jester, and others travel with her. Stopping at homes, Mari Lwyd sings and dances, sometimes reciting pwnco rhymes with the homeowner.

If allowed into a home, good luck can expect all year long. Mari is known for chasing people she likes and stealing things from people’s homes.

Where did Mari Lwyd lore begin? The Christian tradition believes Mari is the horse moved from the stable so…

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