Michaelmas Folklore: Blackberries, the Devil, and a Lingering Curse


“Once he was cast out, Lucifer promptly fell straight into a blackberry bush, and a blackberry bush would not make for a soft landing. Incensed, Lucifer cursed the blackberry fruit, making them unfit for consumption.” September 29th Michaelmas is celebrated on September 29th every year. Since the Middle Ages, English farmers used Michaelmas to mark…

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