Hidden in plain sight for a century, two recently reappraised Cottingley Fairy photographs bring a whole new dimension to the
Until the 20th century, the inadequacies of orthodox medical services left a large proportion of the population dependent upon traditional
The emotional and spiritual dimension of being in place, in the work of Alan Garner, powerfully reminds us of our
The folklore attached to the seas and rivers of the world is plentiful, filled with wondrous creatures and beguiling tales.
Despite a great many people knowing that Norway is awash with folklore, many would be hard-pressed to name a Norwegian
For thousands of years, physicians relied heavily on a single treatment for hysteria, heart disease and just about every other
There was once a bright-white cow which travelled round the world, giving milk enough for all comers. Whoever drank of
In a daring act, facing frightful peril, Mark Twain exploited a legend to launch his onstage comic career. With his
While much fairy folklore associated with prehistoric sites centres around barrows and brochs, many megaliths are linked to fairies, goblins
In Arthurian tradition the elusive sorceress Morgan le Fay becomes one of King Arthur’s most dangerous foes.
Plants play a major part in the many customs surrounding the Christmas festivities. The Yule log for example, was essentially