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In Arthurian tradition the elusive sorceress Morgan le Fay becomes one of King Arthur’s most dangerous foes.

The exhibition "Spellbound: Magic, Ritual & Witchcraft" at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford examines the history of magic over eight

In Wales, legends and folklore of King Arthur and the Otherworld are never far away, and lakes are often the

There are may lakes scattered around Wales, each with their own unique characteristics and history. Many also have the most

The cutting of a couple’s wedding cake is often the highlight of a wedding reception with newlyweds making their first

Bees have been an ally to humankind since ancient times. Discover how even now we look to the wisdom of

In a daring act, facing frightful peril, Mark Twain exploited a legend to launch his onstage comic career. With his

If a bouquet of flowers arrives at our door, we’re more interested in who sent them. The Victorians were more

Incorporating folklore can add authenticity, richness and whole new layers of meaning to historical fiction. Novelist Melissa Harrison explores how

Bats feature in many myths, legends and folklore from many diverse cultures around the world, and are often associated with

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

Japan is monster country. Nowhere else on earth has the sheer variety of bizarre beasties lurking in every shadow. And

The Japanese raccoon dog or tanuki, a shape-shifting, hedonistic and jovial trickster, has always lived in the borderlands between human

Follow the path marked by red torii gates and enter a world outside of the city, a world of meandering

Hares are widespread geographically, so hare stories are widespread culturally. But hares take on a surprising variety of roles in

Robin Hood is known by everyone as the English outlaw hero, dashing through the greenwood with his band of merry

We’ve got many different characters in Brazilian Folkcloric scene and they are related to all aspects of the land, weather,

The folklore of iron and smithing has been common since prehistory, and one of the oldest folktales tells of a

There was once a bright-white cow which travelled round the world, giving milk enough for all comers. Whoever drank of

The Fairy Census: 2014-2017 is a collection of modern fairy sightings. These have been collected through an internet questionnaire via

Animals played an important part in the everyday life of the ancients Celts. In Celtic mythology the lives of

Nowhere else on the planet in the last three hundred years has there been a pioneer narrative quite like the legends

Folklore is filled with tales of man-eating beasties and Australia is no exception, home to the dreaded Bunyip.

First-footing as a New Year custom is most common in Scotland and the north of England, but it does have

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