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Chantal Mayhew (chantalmayhew)

The Myth Of Black Annis

by Chantal Mayhew

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--- Paper-cut illustration from a series about the myth of Black Annis - The Hag of the Hills.

"Black Annis was a blue skinned hag, with huge claws and extremely sharp teeth. She haunted the Dane Hills in Leicestershire.

Black Annis would lurking in the branches of an old oak tree, poised ready to ambush lambs or children who played out after dark. Failing this she would head for the town, to snatch sleeping children straight from their beds.

Dragging her victims back to her lair, “Black Annis’ Bower,” was where she would skin them alive and feast on their flesh.

The skins would be hung over the branches of the old oak tree to dry. Later they would become either grizzly decorations on her walls or she would sew them together to create clothes for her to wear."