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

Chinese dragons are believed to be symbols of good luck and wisdom, bearers of immense power, and controllers of the

hile the Pied Piper of Hamelin is undeniably a fairy tale, it’s uniquely grounded in real-world specifics – the date

Bishop Seghers’ apparition is one of Vancouver Island’s most terrifying visages.

In some regions of Madagascar, it is considered fady to eat certain lemurs, meaning local taboos can actually act as

Sexual harassment in Arthurian Legend? Surely not!

orever immortalised in Washington Irving’s ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ the Headless Horseman has undoubtedly become one of horror fiction’s

Brazil is full of folklore, myths and superstitions. Here in Brazil, we’ve got a fascinating and complex collection of stories

Brittany has a strong storytelling tradition, and the wealth of varied Breton folklore surviving today reflects a society which highly

‘Snow-White & Rose Red’ is a literary tale, adapted by Wilhelm Grimm from a short story ‘The Ungrateful Dwarf’, written

How do you rid yourself of a wife who no longer pleases you? Sell her, of course.

The world needs heroes. Ezekial Bone explains why the time has come to put Robin Hood on the pedestal he

If contemporary versions of popular fairy tales are anything to go by, you could be left thinking that women are

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

The first story that I found in this land where I live was The Seal Children, and as we walk

If the body of Ireland is The Emerald Isle, then surely it follows that her veins are made of sapphire?

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

The image is downright disturbing, a young woman with dark hair, bulging eyes, and a chilling smile. She stares out

If the body of Ireland is The Emerald Isle, then surely it follows that her veins are made of sapphire?

In 1078, William the Conqueror built a white tower on the north bank of the River Thames that would become

For many, the Woman in the Tower is a symbol of female oppression and repression, a highly negative image charged

Now in its fifth year, The Legendary Llangollen Faery Festival in North Wales has become one of the largest fairy

The motif of the discarded ring recovered from a fish appears in the folklore of various regions

German artist Florian Schäfer is creating life-like art dolls & figurines of strange but mostly unknown creatures to fight against

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