The Good and Bad Hour

1 February 2019

This week I had the pleasure of working on a collaboration with the blog “Portugal on a Map”, a blog about Portugal and its traditions, myths and legends, etc. If there is one thing I really like to illustrate are tales, stories and legends so I was very pleased when I received this invitation.

The collaboration was based on a Portuguese Belief about Good and Bad Time. Quoting Portugal on a Map “It is said that the Good hour had the role of warning that the Bad Hour was coming, alerting the villagers to go to their homes, while the Bad Hour was the harbinger of all that was evil – it brought hardship, punishment, plagues … even death. When it was sighted, everything stopped: the streams of the rivers stagnated, the wind ceased to give a signal, the hair of the animals bristled.

I hope to share new legends with you in the future. In the meantime, visit the blog “Portugal on a Map” to read more about this belief and others!

Portugal num Mapa: https://www.portugalnummapa.com/a-boa-e-a-ma-hora/

Hope everyone has a great weekend!