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hobgoblin often helpful to man. [Scot. Folklore: Briggs, 19]
barn brownie who threshed for old men. [Scot. Folklore: Briggs, 29]
Welsh equivalent of brownies; helpful domestically. [Welsh Folklore: Briggs, 55–56]
made garments for widows. [N.T.: Acts 9:39]
man who helped half-dead victim of thieves after a priest and a Levite had “passed by.” [N.T.: Luke 10:33]
brownie that haunted mill, helping miller. [Br. Folklore: Briggs, 246–247]
benevolent Manx brownie of great strength. [Manx Folklore: Brewer Dictionary, 830]
Simon the Cyrenian
domestic spirit who helped with chores. [Br. Folklore: Briggs, 344]
made to help bear Christ’s cross to Calvary. [N.T.: Matthew 27:32; Luke 23:26]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.