In the nineteenth century, Lady Charlotte Guest (with a team of Welsh scholars) translated a series of stories from Welsh
Antiquity, with inscrutable dead languages, some still indecipherable, pulls us close with epic monuments and inscriptions.
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
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
Brutus of Troy was a legendary Trojan exile who some medieval chroniclers claimed was responsible for the founding of Britain.
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
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.
In Tudor and Stuart England, angels were believed to deliver messages, protect the godly, carry souls to heaven, punish sinners,
“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
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.
On the walls of a 300 BCE Etruscan tomb, Vanth, a winged demoness of dark and stern gaze, flanks a