#4 In Germanic culture during 1483-1784, it was believed that witches could be found by searching those suspected for abnormalities, which were classified by freckles, birthmarks, or moles.
Because of the sheer freckle factor in redheads, you can only imagine how terrified they must have been.
Read on to see 26 fascinating myths and tales of those lucky enough to be born a ginger.
Redheads facts and myths in traditions and folklore Gingers have made their way through tales, traditions, and folklore, leaving behind a legacy of deceit, power, and…vampires?
#5 A Liverpool tale of folklore claims that meeting a redhead at the beginning of a journey is a bad omen and that if you happen to meet the ginger while still aboard your ship, you can beat the omen by turning your ship around and heading back to where you came from!
The ombre of natural red and orange hues, the pale skin, the glorious cascades of freckles that cover their entire body—it’s like a fairy tale character come to life!
And did you know that only a mere 2% of the world’s population possesses this rare redheaded gene! The truth is, folklore and legend haven’t been so kind to those beautiful gingers, with fascinating tales of bad omens and fantastic tempers.
Everyone’s heard that redheads are the alleged fiery vixens of the hair color wheel, but have you ever wondered what gave them such a distinct stereotype?
History has some wild accusations about those natural gingers that are definitely worth a read.