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By Indian mythology, one refers to worldviews that emerged in the Indian subcontinent. What makes them unique is the belief

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

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

This piece will present and focus on the benefits of two specific psychotherapeutic tools — archetypal genograms and mythological based

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

The one constant throughout visual and literary representations of the werewolf is the willing – or unwilling – consumption of

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

The Fairy Census: 2014-2017 is a collection of modern fairy sightings. These have been collected through an internet questionnaire via

Brutus of Troy was a legendary Trojan exile who some medieval chroniclers claimed was responsible for the founding of Britain.

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

A lot of folklore is concerned with other realms. Worlds that exist apart, yet overlap or interact to varying degrees.

The National Library of Wales discuss their exhibition 'Arthur and Welsh Mythology', and how Welsh folklore is engrained in its

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

When the traditional Vodun religion of West African slaves collided in the Caribbean with the incoming Christianity of colonists, Haitian

In this short story, Horatio Clare presents a retelling of the sleeping hero tale of Arthurian legend through the eyes

Spinning is a fundamentally human thing, and something that we have been doing since far into the ancient past.

To be led astray, Peter Pan style, by a fairy – ‘pixie led’ – is an old fear from isolated

In Tudor and Stuart England, angels were believed to deliver messages, protect the godly, carry souls to heaven, punish sinners,

Dolphins are frequently found in ancient Greek and Roman folklore, where tales tell of their roles in medicine and myth,

“The ocean is not so strong as the waves of thy longing,” the fairy whispered to the man she desired

Chinese dragons are believed to be symbols of good luck and wisdom, bearers of immense power, and controllers of the

Wolves played a vital part in Roman myths. A defining symbol of ancient Rome is the image of the twins

No plants feature so often in folklore, in so many places, as fig trees. There’s a biological basis to many

The labyrinth has a long history. Depictions in rock art may date back as far as 10,500-4800 BCE. But the

The first story that I found in this land where I live was The Seal Children, and as we walk

An evil magic ring, associated with dwarf and dragon – what a great idea Tolkien had for his books!

One of the main tactics the Norse gods employed in their struggles, aside from outright trickery and brute force, was

Hekate: goddess of witchcraft, ghosts and the restless dead, frequently represented as a triple deity, associated with dogs, crossroads and

For millennia and across the world, the egg has been a powerful symbol, representing the earth, fertility and resurrection.

The matiasma is an apotropaic amulet designed to ward off the evil eye in Greek folklore.

For the Pre-Christian Sami people who inhabited parts of modern-day Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Russia, fishing was a livelihood.

Today we have a featured story from The Emerald Isle, and Dee Dee Chainey talks to Ronan Burke, who runs

On the walls of a 300 BCE Etruscan tomb, Vanth, a winged demoness of dark and stern gaze, flanks a

Do you know the stories of The Kalevala? If you do you are in select company like J.R.R. Tolkien who

The birch has a particularly graceful, flowing habit that always reminds me of a stream of water, extending right to

There was a time when the living covered the mouths of their dead with a single coin before their final