Ozark Encyclopedia – B – Betsy Bug

About – “There seem to be several species of insects called betsey bugs or bessy bugs; one is a big black beetle, nearly two inches long, found in old stumps and rotten wood. People subject to earache some- times keep several of these betsey bugs alive in a glass jar, to be used as needed.” ~Randolph OMF 146

Killed to cure an earache – “Another common treatment for earache is to prick a betsey bug with a pin and put a drop of its blood into the ear.” ~Randolph OMF 145-146

“For an ear-ache, catch a betsy-bug (rhinocerus beetle) from an old rotten log, pull off its head, and pour the insides into the ear of the afflicted person.” ~Parler FBA II 2097


Parler, Mary Celestia Folk Beliefs from Arkansas (FBA)

Randolph, Vance Ozark Magic and Folklore (OMF)

Source: Ozark Encyclopedia – B – Betsy Bug

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Soraya

International Psychic, Astrologer, Reiki Master Teacher and published author.

MillionDollarGirl :-)

Life around a girl who loves to daydream, who believes in her dreams and keep going on...stay with her, believe in her! ;-)

EsoterX

If Monsters Don't Exist, Why Are They Out To Get Me?

The Desert Path

The Dusty Ramblings of a Desert Pagan

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magick

The Digital Grimoire of An Eclectic Witch

Ashley Knibb

Paranormal Explorer, Investigator & Researcher

Tarot by Cecelia

Time is the most important thing we've been given.

The Forest Witch

Polytheist Witch & Tea Brewer

Art, Spirit, Nature

there is a web that connects all things

Lavender Moon Crystals

Crystals to Buy Online

SERENDIPITY

Searching for intelligent life on earth

witchlike

Exploring wise-craft and weirdness

Nobody Move!

We're here for your money. Cooperate, and nobody gets hurt.

✨The Fairy Whisperer ✨Colleen Chesebro✨

YA Fantasy Novelist, Poet, & Visual Word Artist

Spiral Wound

a collection of chants, songs, readings and more helpful for UU and Pagan worship

GypsySoulSeed

Free Spirit/Earthy/Wise: Namaste~My soul honors your soul

Creed of Caledon

"The path of power is not the way to wisdom, the way of wisdom is the path to power"

On Gypsie Mountain

A collection of happiness

Create Awesome

Life Awesome On YouTube

Things for a Solitary Wiccan/Spiritualist/Witch to Ponder

"I worship Nature... Don't laugh, I can prove its existance"

Holistic Experiment

Life Life Holistically

The Whiskey Wanderer

Traveling the world with a pint of Guinness and a flask of whiskey!

Wandering_thoughts

reckless thoughts in most organised ways...

Sreeblogs

A Cup of Short Stories

Beneath the Hawthorne

A Modern Book of Shadows

The Ghost Post

A collection of real ghost stories

Ocean Dreams Reiki and Creations

Reiki, Intuitive Readings, and Crystal Healing

Annette Rochelle Aben

~ Communicator, WordSmith, Artist, Guide, Mentor, Muse ~

Pujakins

From the Poet's Heart

Green Magick

Fire, Air, Water, Earth, Spirit

Celestial Priestess's Fourth Density Journal

Metaphyics, Horoscopes, Personal Blog, Modeling & Recommended Products,

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

INDIE AUTHORS, RESOURCES, BOOK PROMOS, SERVICES, PLUS MORE

GrannyMoon's Morning Feast

GoddessSchool.com ~ Healing Arts and Pagan Studies

PRESSURE COOKING WITH LORNA SASS

Fast, flavor-packed recipes from the Queen of Pressure Cooking

In The Dark ~ Book Of Shadows

*There Can Be No Light Without Darkness*

Southern Witchery

Conjurin' by moonlight y'all...

The Witch of Lupine Hollow

Cottage Witchery with a Fresh Perspective

Natural Born Witch

Just another WordPress.com weblog

T H E A M E R I C A N I N D E P E N D E N T

ANTI GLOBALIST. ANTI CORPORATIST. ANTI ESTABLISHMENT. NOT BEHOLDEN TO ANY ONE IDEAOLOGY. POPULIST.

suzannebowditch

Writer of historical fiction, blogger, mum, pet lover :)

Ana P. Rose 🌹

I'm on this writing journey, on this exploration. Walk with me. 🚶 🙏🌹

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Blog with a view - on books, music, humour and health

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

A topnotch WordPress.com site

theblackwallblog

Let's work together to overcome PTSD, panic, anxiety, depression in ourselves and others.

%d bloggers like this: