Fetch (folklore)

Fetch (folklore)

A fetch is a supernatural double or apparition of a living person in Irish folklore. It is largely akin to the doppelgänger, and sightings are regarded as omens, usually for impending death. The origin of the term is unclear.

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Fetch (folklore) - In Literature
... prominence in "national superstitions", the fetchappeared in Irish literature starting in early 19th century ... "The fetchsuperstition" is the topic of John and Michael Banim's Gothic story "The Fetches", from their 1825 work Tales by the O'Hara Family ... Patrick Kennedy's 1866 folklorecollection Legendary Fiction of the Irish Celts includes a brief account of "The Doctor's Fetch, in which a fetchs appearance signals ...

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    I have to get your room ready for you: to sweep and dust, to fetch and carry. How could that degrade me if it did not degrade you to have it done for you?
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)