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

For the Pre-Christian Sami people who inhabited parts of modern-day Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Russia, fishing was a livelihood.

From figures of power to figures of fun, ghosts and apparitions changed dramatically in Punch cartoons over the course of

This article is about clowns. If you have clourophobia you might want to look away now. Not many forms of

The matiasma is an apotropaic amulet designed to ward off the evil eye in Greek folklore.

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

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

We’ve all heard of the infamous hand of glory, the hand of a dead man, hanged for his crimes, and

Legendary monsters thrive in North American lore, of that there is no doubt; and narrowing the array down to a

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

De Nugis Curialium is a strange book in which history, religious debate and court satire are interwoven with a tangle

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

The most interesting parts of Milan are hidden in plain sight. This city, once an ancient Celtic settlement conquered by Romans

On 21st September, 1874, after hearing the cries of the ‘Seven Whistlers’, miners employed in North Warwickshire refused to descend

The Benandanti were a surprising third party in the fight of good versus evil in Medieval Italy; one that not

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

On 21st September, 1874, after hearing the cries of the ‘Seven Whistlers’, miners employed in North Warwickshire refused to descend

Fox Robin was a crotchety farmer from Westleigh in Greater Manchester, whose antics in life and death are told in

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

While less well known than their priestly counterparts, German folklore also had plenty of "secular" exorcists who resorted to magic

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

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

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

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

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