Billy Blind

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Billy Blind, Billy Blin, Billy Blynde, Billie Blin, or Belly Blin is an English and Lowland Scottish household spirit, much like a brownie. He appears only in ballads where he frequently advises the characters. It is probable that the character of Billy Blind is a folk memory of the god Woden or Odin from Germanic mythology, in his “more playful aspect” and he seems to have been the same character as Blind Harie, the “blind man of the game” in Scotland.…continue reading →