Author Archives: Mimi Matthews

Dog Folklore: Companion Dogs as Seers, Healers, and Fairy Steeds

When considering dog folklore, we generally think of those stories which feature the Grimm, the Gytrash, or other sinister black dogs roaming the moors in the North of England. But there is…

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Beauty and the Beast: From French Folklore to Victorian Romance

A tale with a handsome prince cursed to live as a monstrous beast and a courageous beauty who consents to be his prisoner in order to save her father.

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Mermaid Folktales: A 19th Century History

During the nineteenth century, mermaids regularly appeared in art, literature, and music, as well as in the news, with reported public sightings recorded.

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