The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
My grandmother has a mark, which she calls a "fire mark" on her upper arm. It is oddly similar ro a birthmark, bu this is the story of its origin according to my grandmother:
When her mother was pregnant with her, there was a fire in the Russion town where they lived. Her mother went out to look at it, and the night was quite cold. She grasped her upper arm because of this cold, and so my grandmother was born with a mark in the same place her mother had held her arm.
Data entry tech comment:
Motifs added by TRD
James Callow comment:
Original BN [P840] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.
Where learned: Myself
James Callow Keyword(s): Reference
|Subject headings:||BELIEF -- Birth|