Mountain Lore: The Bible Verse That Stops Bleeding

The incredibly tough and resilient people who first settled the Appalachian Mountains crested the Blue Ridge with a Bible in one hand and rifle in the other. The dark and virgin forests of what would become western Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia, were mysterious, deadly and filled with things that would remain unexplainable for generations to come.

Bringing with them many myths from the Old World, it should come as no surprise that the hill folk of Appalachia quickly established a culture steeped in a blend of superstitious witchcraft combined with elements of Christianity and Old Testament theology: The result is a unique faith that is complete with its own set of customs and beliefs that have been passed down for multiple generations.

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3 Responses to Mountain Lore: The Bible Verse That Stops Bleeding

  1. cato says:

    Excellent article !

  2. Trib says:

    Strange, not one time while I was swimming in the cement pond with Ellie di I hear grant spout Ezekiel 16.6.

  3. Ohio Guy says:

    The powers of our minds through faith and righteousness, are not to be discounted. Good stuff Ken.

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