in some english folklore there is a belief that the first soul buried in a new burying ground will be tasked to haunt the cemetery forever helping souls move on to heaven and help them to avoid the devil and witches, to avoid this fate there is some customs of burying a dog or some other animal in a new cemetery, it is called a church grim, and unlike other black dogs, which are often harbingers of death, it is a benevolent spirit meanwhile in scottish folklore there is the belief that a person will haunt a cemetery until another is buried there to take their place and so on
in breton folklore it’s believed that if you find yourself on the sea on halloween or all soul’s day that the spirits of the dead lost at sea will try and call your name to get you to carry them back to land so they can be put to rest properly
among the numerous beliefs of the origins of the selkies, one in shetland and orcadian tradtion is that selkies are the souls of drowned sailors who can return to human form once a year to visit their families
it is believed that the seventh son of a seventh son (or seventh daughter of a seventh daughter) who has red hair will be born with the sight to see the fairies
it is believed unwise to wear too much green as it is a fairy colour and might attract them to you
that’s all i got for now, feel free to add ur own fave little folklore things
do you think Sirius has a tattoo of the moon on his body? and every day, depending on the cycle of the moon, his tattoo changes. Imagine Sirius in Azkaban, knowing that hundreds of miles away, Remus is alone on a full moon.