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here is no name from the period of England's witch trials more infamous than that of Matthew Hopkins, the self-styled

@DeeDeeChainey interviews @WillowWinsham about her book, Accused: British Witches Throughout History

Articles about female ghosts are scattered across the Internet, each one more compelling and nightmare-inducing than the last. Stories of

In the autumn of 1972, numerous Swedish newspapers described how werewolves were causing people to panic in a town in

Italian festivals offer glimpses of life in a previous time through food, re-enactments and sporting events. These events will satisfy

So, what is necromancy and what does it have to do with folklore? Come with me, and let’s enter the

Sir Thomas Vaughan of Hergest was a Herefordshire landowner who fought for the Yorkists in the Wars of the Roses.  On 26th July in 1469 he was taken prisoner in the battle at Danesmore in Northamptonshire, near Edgecote Moor, when the Earl of Warwick's forces  defeated those of King Edward IV.  After the battle Sir Thomas was beheaded at Banbury, aged 69 years.  Tradition says he was an evil man, although the lack of documentary evidence to back this up suggests that the the name 'Black Vaughan' may be a comment on his black hair, rather than his demeanour.  Or, as with similar traditions, applied only after his death when certain 'events' began to happen.

Do you know the stories of The Kalevala? If you do you are in select company like J.R.R. Tolkien who

Here, we catch up with five “lesser known” North American monsters

Today, moles are usually unappreciated residents of our gardens and fields, but they are embedded in folklore and for centuries

Hekate: goddess of witchcraft, ghosts and the restless dead, frequently represented as a triple deity, associated with dogs, crossroads and

What do a child’s shoe, a cod-liver oil bottle, and a desiccated cat have in common? They’re all objects that

Werewolves are considered to be a traditional monster in the twenty-first-century popular culture.

Bloody Mary is a scary urban legend that has been told for decades, but what might psychology tell us about

These remedies, many of them fairly gruesome to our ears, were recorded only 100 years ago by Mrs Ella Mary

Mitla is a Zapotec town in Oaxaca, a state in southern Mexico. Its name is derived from the Aztec place-name,

My parents tell me a few last family legends, and I contemplate on how these stories might change in the

Celtic folklore has given us some of the darkest and most frightening tales in folkloric history: three-headed monsters, headless horsemen,

My parents tell me more family stories, this time about haunted houses. But what haunts a house? Ghosts, or fairies?

Reports of Black Dogs that speak are incredibly rare in modern times and, in fact, very unusual in older accounts.

Welsh miners of the nineteenth century held strong superstitions in supernatural elements, which they believed existed deep in the mines.

From Macbeth’s castle in the Scottish Highlands to the shores of Hampshire, Britain has many haunted castles that go bump

The residents of a Swansea street were shocked to be able to recognise the ghostly spirit haunting their home, but

Scottish lore contains some of the darkest and strangest figures in folkloric history: shape-shifters, blood-suckers, monsters without skin.

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