Cornish lore and mythology is the mythology of the Cornish people. It consists, in part, from the folk traditions in Cornwall, United Kingdom, and partly from the traditions developed by the English elsewhere before the end of the first Millennium, often shared with Nations, Breton and Welsh. Some of these contains remnants of the mythology of pre-Christian Britain.
There are many traditional folklore in Cornwall, often tales of giants, mermaids, piskies or Bucca, ' pobel vean ' (people) These are still popular today, with many events that are hosted by the droll teller telling stories: these myths and stories found many publishing success, especially in children's books. The fairy tale Jack the giant killer, takes place in Cornwall. Many early British legend of King Arthur to associate with the Cornwall putting his birthplace at Tintagel, the Court of his uncle King Mark of Cornwall, father Tristan & Izolda's most famous lovers of Cornish.
Cornwall shares its ancient cultural heritage with its "Brythonic cousins" Brittany and Wales, as well as Ireland and parts of England as neighbouring Devon. Many of the old myths about the singers that the Arthurian cycle, Tristan and Izolda Mabinogion or take place in the ancient Kingdom of Cerniw between larger and smaller Britains with legs on either side of the Brettanek/Mor Mor Breizh "British sea".
Part of Cornish mythology is derived from stories of seafaring Pirates and smugglers who inhabited Cornwall and around from the early modern period until the nineteenth century. Cornish pirates to exploit their knowledge of the Cornish coast, as well as its protected coves and hidden handles. For many fishing villages, loot and contraband provided the pirates supported by a strong and mysterious underground economy in Cornwall.
Legendary creature that appears in Cornwall folklore are buccas, knockers, the Giants and the piskies. The stories of these creatures are considered to have developed as a supernatural explanation for the frequent and deadly declines that occurred during the eighteenth century Cornish tin mining, otherwise the formation of oxygen-starved mind exhausted miners who returned from underground.
Knocker or bucca (Cornish) is a Welsh and Cornish equivalent of Irish leprechauns and English and Scottish brownies. About two feet tall and slightly shabby, but not misshapen, they live under the ground. Here they wear small versions of standard miner garb and commit random mischief, such as stealing miner's unattended tools and food-they were often cast a small serving dish - usually the crust Pasty - calm down their malice.
Many of the landscape from the barren granite rock feature on Bodmin Moor, a landscape of cliffs, mystical form of St Michael's Mount is explained as the work of the Giants and the English fairy tales as the early eighteenth century, Jack the giant killer may invoke the much older British folk tradition recorded elsewhere in medieval Welsh language manuscripts and is closely related to folk traditions in the neighbouring Dartmoor Devon.
Old Michaelmas day falls on 11 October (10 October according to some sources). According to an old legend, blackberries should not be picked after this date. This is because British folklore goes, Satan was cast out of heaven on this day, he fell into the blackberry bushes, and cursed as he fell into Brambles. A similar legend prevails in Cornwall, according to which the devil urinated on them.