Blue people from Mincha
These creatures belonging to the category of sea people were acquired, as popular rumor says, in the strait between Long Island and the islands of Lewis, Long and Shint, where they had underwater caves. It was a strictly organized community, built on a hierarchy of position, at the head of which stood the leader.
They looked like ordinary people, only the skin was blue (whether to match the color of the sea water column, or just cold, poor fellows). By the way, the second assumption seems more appropriate, because they showed considerable physical activity: they swam up to the ships passing by and tried to sink them.
In addition to playfulness and strength of the unmeasured, the blue people had a penchant for poetry and apparently for metaphor in general, since they provided the captain of the chosen ship with the opportunity to save him by participating in the game “finish the verses” and also solving the riddles suggested. In short, intelligence was respected.
And they acted according to the principle: one for all and all for one. According to the legend, the sailors once lifted the “blue”, which had fallen asleep on the waves, and tied up tightly, thinking that it was one of the mortals, but who knows, isn't it wild? Just moved on, two more tribesmen of the “rescued” were nearby and uttered a short dialogue in which one declared: “Duncan will be for one,” and the second: “But Farquhar is for two.”
And as soon as this was said, the prisoner in one fell swoop broke off the bonds and rushed into the water. And after, as they say, only all of them were seen. Well, isn't that respectable act of liberating a fellow?
But what were these entities? Some say that the representatives of the masculine kind of mercenary world, others that they are fallen angels, and others put forward the version that the traditions of the blue people arose on a historical basis. So, according to a sufficiently reasoned statement by D. Mackenzie, the prototypes of the blue people were Moorish captives, who were planted by Norwegian pirates in Ireland in the 9th century.
In Scotland (as in Scandinavia) there are many legends about these creatures: as if they have a humanoid appearance, which, nevertheless, are taken quite rarely - only when going to the coast. But mostly live in seal guise. And because there are several beliefs associated with the image of these animals. According to one of them, the souls of drowned sailors turn into seals; differently, those who fell victim to the spells; according to the third - the criminals expelled into the sea for sins.
Representatives of this dynastic miner family are very hardworking and respect honesty. They got their name among the people for appearing in the form of a blue light that appears on a trolley loaded with coal. If this happens, then it itself begins to move to the lift, and at a fair speed.
According to mining belief, the work of the Blue Hat must be paid, and in the same amount as the worker-hauler. Once every two weeks he is supposed to leave money in a secluded corner. And what's funny is: they say that if you put less on the farthing, then the Blue Hat will not take anything in protest, and if the "bust" is over the payment, it will leave the change.
Well and imchko, I tell you. But from the song, as they say, the words can not throw. That is the name of an innocent but playful home spirit. A certain shoemaker from Somerset supposedly liked to talk about such a brownie who lived with him: how he turned into a black pig and, jumping out of the house, sigal into a pond, not leaving circles on the water, then appeared in the form of a bluish stream of smoke, then arranged glow in the air, etc.
All this was very disliked by the priests, who decided that it was about ... you know who you are, and decided to stop the ugliness, so the fun of the shoemaker himself. They came to him, but they met his son on the threshold and asked what horse was grazing by the pond. The boy told that it was Sinazadly naughty.
The priests asked him to throw a bridle, and the lad did it, and two pastors in one voice shouted: "Go away, unclean." Konyaga - time! - and in the pond. And remember the name.
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It is easy to see that with the characters from the category of blue you can agree, or even get help from them ... well, by superstitious ideas, of course.