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Bats feature in many myths, legends and folklore from many diverse cultures around the world, and are often associated with

Articles about female ghosts are scattered across the Internet, each one more compelling and nightmare-inducing than the last. Stories of

The concept of a witch, that is a practitioner of magic, has been part of western folklore for centuries, yet

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

We all know that Halloween, as a festival, is not an invention of the trick-or-treating Americans but it is far

In rural Spain, the night still belongs to the ánimas, the spirits of the dead who didn’t go straight to

While less well known than their priestly counterparts, German folklore also had plenty of "secular" exorcists who resorted to magic

orever immortalised in Washington Irving’s ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ the Headless Horseman has undoubtedly become one of horror fiction’s

These remedies, many of them fairly gruesome to our ears, were recorded only 100 years ago by Mrs Ella Mary

he Headless Horseman captures the imagination like nothing else at Halloween. Regional American history and urban legend influences the interpretation

Today, moles are usually unappreciated residents of our gardens and fields, but they are embedded in folklore and for centuries

Folklore changes and evolves with the peoples and their societies. It’s not rigid, it’s not concrete. As time passes, new

The burial and subsequent unearthing of cursed objects is an act that is astonishingly common in Folk Horror.

Clarke’s charm collection reveals a range of uses, including cures for sore throats, the protection of seafarers from drowning, and

De Nugis Curialium is a strange book in which history, religious debate and court satire are interwoven with a tangle

Celtic folklore has given us some of the darkest and most frightening tales in folkloric history: three-headed monsters, headless horsemen,

Fox Robin was a crotchety farmer from Westleigh in Greater Manchester, whose antics in life and death are told in

My parents tell me more family stories, this time about haunted houses. But what haunts a house? Ghosts, or fairies?

In February 1862 a riot broke out in a Suffolk churchyard over a ghost story. Margaretta Greene, the story’s author,

Smuggling. The word has been entwined with romantic delusions and depictions for many years. However, in reality this could not

Mitla is a Zapotec town in Oaxaca, a state in southern Mexico. Its name is derived from the Aztec place-name,

From Macbeth’s castle in the Scottish Highlands to the shores of Hampshire, Britain has many haunted castles that go bump

The residents of a Swansea street were shocked to be able to recognise the ghostly spirit haunting their home, but

Scottish lore contains some of the darkest and strangest figures in folkloric history: shape-shifters, blood-suckers, monsters without skin.

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