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date: 20 June 2024

wrens. 

Source:
A Dictionary of English Folklore
Author(s):
Jacqueline SimpsonJacqueline Simpson, Steve RoudSteve Roud

In folk tradition, the wren is regarded as always female (‘Jenny Wren’), and as wife to the robin; like the latter she is a sacred bird and must not be harmed, nor should her eggs be taken, otherwise someone close to the taker will die:... ...

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