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In Arthurian romance the mystical, magical quest of the Sangreal is a popular story that has its roots in medieval

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

In Arthurian legend and romance, Queen Guinevere was famous as the wife of King Arthur and the lover of her

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

One of the countries which one doesn't associate the zombie with is Tibet.

This is the story of the legendary Aurelius Ambrosius, a King of the Britons in the 5th century AD.

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

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

Dr. Bob Curran reviews "Magical Folk", a new book edited by Simon Young and Ceri Houlbrook, which explores a range

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

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

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

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

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,

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

Legendary monsters thrive in North American lore, of that there is no doubt; and narrowing the array down to a

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.

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