Saturday, April 14, 2012

M is for Melch Dick #AtoZChallenge





No, not this Dick...

... though just as cranky.







Origin:  English North Country



Description: Dwarf in peasant clothing.



Disposition:  The Melch Dick is a wood demon who protects the nut trees.  He punishes anyone who takes his nuts with bloating and cramps.  He doesn’t like lazy people and punishes them with pinches.  I know, you really can’t make up this stuff.









18 comments:

  1. I saw Dick's photo in my reader and got really scared...
    Remind me not to invite the Melch Dick to any party!

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    1. Me, too. That expression is frightening. But really, really funny too!

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  2. Hilarious! With the expression on his face it may be safer to run into Melch Dick. :) I am loving these posts of yours. Lots of interesting information and I love how you've broken them down into short, easy to remember posts.

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    1. I'm glad you are enjoying them. I'm getting a little burned out though!

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  3. That expression is priceless! Your posts are short, sweet and interesting...totally love!

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  4. Awesome post!! Love how you make your point so quickly.

    I actually saw that exact expression last night in a Naomi Wolf documentary. Scary stuff!

    ps~I've been sick and have fallen behind here. I'm catching up now and hoping to move along with the challenge. :)

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    1. Yeah, I know. Folklore as full of all of these weird little creatures

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  6. Just found your blog in the A to Z Challenge...like it! Today's was really cute.

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  7. A fun one! I love that with a lot of these legends, it's pretty easy to imagine the circumstances that led to the mythology around these creatures.

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  8. I'm glad to say, I've never met him. Probably because I've never attempted to take nuts belonging to him.

    http://francene-wordstitcher.blogspot.com

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    1. LOL! I'm glad I've never met him either.

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