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have a confession to make: I’m a bibliophile. I have a small collection of very, very old books and

Remy Dean explores the stories of Wild Kynaston; a medieval noble turned highwayman who may have inspired some of the

From King Arthur to Jack the Giant Killer, this county has an array of famous tales, but being a man

Whenever a bear shows up in a folktale, we know something wonderful, and maybe a bit scary, is about to

What is it about swans? They feature heavily in Western European folklore, a graceful animal for a human to be

Make sure you crush up your eggshells after eating an egg, otherwise witches will use them as boats and cause

Beowulf is an anonymously written long poem originally written in Old English, the language commonly spoken in England in Anglo-Saxon

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

Follow the path marked by red torii gates and enter a world outside of the city, a world of meandering

It seems fairly logical to begin our search for the real Dick Whittington at Whittington Castle in Shropshire, which local

Folk tales tell us how we live and keep our local history alive. They pass on the stories and knowledge

Modern farming has transformed the landscape of Britain and Ireland, to the detriment of nature. Lisa Schneidau argues that the

Ask anyone for the names of the great fairy tale tellers, But hardly anyone will mention Mary de Morgan, Pre-Raphaelite,

Despite a great many people knowing that Norway is awash with folklore, many would be hard-pressed to name a Norwegian

If you have heard or read the folktale “The Three Billy-goats Gruff,” you are aware of the existence of Norwegian

How is a gingerbread house tempting if you've gone gluten-free? Who needs pumpkin coaches when there's Uber? It's a question

The great Victorian fairy fascination held its grip over culture into the early 20th century. In the wake of the

With the renewal of the natural world in spring comes the celebration of Easter, when many ancient traditions are still

closer look at Taiwanese lore reveals the true international, eclectic and intercultural roots of Taiwanese folk culture.

The story of the 'King of the Cats' can be found in folklore from a number of regions and countries.

This piece aims to present the inter-connection between folk tales and myths, and psychology. I then show how this connection

Here is my version of Rashiecoats a traditional Scottish story, about a princess who came from a land of towers

It seems valuable lessons can be learned from Ukrainian, Russian, and Ingush folktales. Here are Daria Kulesh’s top tips from

Simon Hughes examines erotic folktales—a less well known, and often censored, area of folklore—and presents a self-translated example from his

Children's author Angela McAllister presents "The Blind Boy And The Loon", a folk tale from her new book "A World

From the animals that witnessed the Nativity, to the robins on our greetings cards and Santa’s reindeer, the creatures of

The Dream of Macsen Wledig from the Mabinogion tells the story of how the Emperor of Rome experienced a dream

When considering dog folklore, we generally think of those stories which feature the Grimm, the Gytrash, or other sinister black

Dragons play a popular role in legend, Where might their origins have begun, and can we see parallels between them

19th century Japan was obsessed with ghost stories. These stories are so influential that they serve as direct inspiration for

Derwen Ceubren yr Ellyll, which means “The Hollow Oak, Haunt of Demons” or “The Blasted Oak of Spirits” was a

Even the wild people who once roamed the remote mountains spoke of Catalina with love. As the wind howled they

There are may lakes scattered around Wales, each with their own unique characteristics and history. Many also have the most

A tale with a handsome prince cursed to live as a monstrous beast and a courageous beauty who consents to

Deep below the depths of the ocean, creatures from myth, legend, and lore, stalk our nightmares and give us chills,

The Norwegian hulder-folk pursue Christian-folk - kidnapping their children, making them their partners and servants, and getting their help to

In Wales, legends of encounters with the Otherworld are never far away. One such legend is associated with Llyn y

Folklore can be said to flourish in times of unrest and oppression, and can be seen as a powerful and

A nineteenth century autobiography written by the minister William Leask offers a fascinating insight into supernatural belief in contemporary Orkney.

There was once a bright-white cow which travelled round the world, giving milk enough for all comers. Whoever drank of