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Nina Zumel examines aspects of the supernatural in literature and in folk culture at her blog, Multo (Ghost), where she writes about folklore, ghost stories, weird fiction, or anything else that strikes her fancy. When she isn’t working or writing, she is dancing. Nina lives in San Francisco with her husband, John, and a whole lotta books.

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

My parents tell me more family stories, this time about haunted houses. But what haunts a house? Ghosts, or fairies?

I asked my parents to tell me about folk beliefs in the Philippines. In the process, I learned some interesting

The saga of Pele's youngest sister Hiiaka is a heroic quest across the Hawaiian archipelago. It conveys a perspective of women

This legendary fat-stealer stalks indigenous communities in the rural Andean highlands. In the Peruvian Andes, they say he wanders the