here is no name from the period of England's witch trials more infamous than that of Matthew Hopkins, the self-styled
Scottish lore contains some of the darkest and strangest figures in folkloric history: shape-shifters, blood-suckers, monsters without skin.
The tale of Tristan and Isolde became a popular Arthurian tale during the 12th century, though it is believed to
The Japanese raccoon dog or tanuki, a shape-shifting, hedonistic and jovial trickster, has always lived in the borderlands between human
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
Beowulf is an anonymously written long poem originally written in Old English, the language commonly spoken in England in Anglo-Saxon
Historically, Elen of the Hosts was a real woman who lived in the 4th century, but in British legend and
Despite a great many people knowing that Norway is awash with folklore, many would be hard-pressed to name a Norwegian
Werewolves. The name alone conjures up nightmarish images from our current pop culture horror films starring this shapeshifting man-wolf.
The legendary Uther Pendragon was the father of Arthur Pendragon who was destined to become the greatest King of the
This is the story of the legendary Aurelius Ambrosius, a King of the Britons in the 5th century AD.
I asked my parents to tell me about folk beliefs in the Philippines. In the process, I learned some interesting
Vortigern was legendary 5th century King of the Britons featured in the work of early British writers such as Gildas,
According to British medieval legend and myth, the island now known as Britain was once named Albion after an exiled
According to legend, Gogmagog was the last survivor of a mythical race of giants that ruled the island of Albion
Brutus of Troy was a legendary Trojan exile who some medieval chroniclers claimed was responsible for the founding of Britain.
The Dream of Macsen Wledig from the Mabinogion tells the story of how the Emperor of Rome experienced a dream
The saga of Pele's youngest sister Hiiaka is a heroic quest across the Hawaiian archipelago. It conveys a perspective of women
Smuggling. The word has been entwined with romantic delusions and depictions for many years. However, in reality this could not
Derwen Ceubren yr Ellyll, which means “The Hollow Oak, Haunt of Demons” or “The Blasted Oak of Spirits” was a
The National Library of Wales discuss their exhibition 'Arthur and Welsh Mythology', and how Welsh folklore is engrained in its
Here, we catch up with five “lesser known” North American monsters
Even the wild people who once roamed the remote mountains spoke of Catalina with love. As the wind howled they
Some say that, like all fairykind, leprechauns came from the Otherworld, the land of the gods. Others report that leprechauns
There are may lakes scattered around Wales, each with their own unique characteristics and history. Many also have the most
Deep below the depths of the ocean, creatures from myth, legend, and lore, stalk our nightmares and give us chills,
In Wales, legends of encounters with the Otherworld are never far away. One such legend is associated with Llyn y
A nineteenth century autobiography written by the minister William Leask offers a fascinating insight into supernatural belief in contemporary Orkney.
Welsh Lake Legends and Folklore: Llyn Barfog, the Female Dwellers of Annwn and King Arthur and the Afanc
In Wales, legends and folklore of King Arthur and the Otherworld are never far away, and lakes are often the
Hares are widespread geographically, so hare stories are widespread culturally. But hares take on a surprising variety of roles in