Walking the dogs yesterday by a small pond, I noticed how green the pond surface was, choked with small leaves of pond weed. A memory of something my grandmother used to say came into my head ?careful or Jinny Greenteeth will get you?. Jinny Greenteeth used to haunt her waterbutt in the garden, and the old canal that ran by her house. Jinny Greenteeth was the pond weed that turned the water surface green. I hadn?t thought about Jinny Greenteeth for years, in fact I couldn?t remember anyone but my grandmother ever mentioning her. I wondered where the name came from, was it something my grandmother had dreamt up to warn me or did other people think of Jinny Greenteeth.
As always, google was the first place to turn, and I wasn?t disappointed. Apparently Jinny, or Ginny or Jenny is well known in folklore.
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