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Modern farming has transformed the landscape of Britain and Ireland, to the detriment of nature. Lisa Schneidau argues that the

In a daring act, facing frightful peril, Mark Twain exploited a legend to launch his onstage comic career. With his

Many Welsh lakes have legends and myths connected to them, and Kenfig Pool is no exception having associations with a

Beowulf is an anonymously written long poem originally written in Old English, the language commonly spoken in England in Anglo-Saxon

On 21st September, 1874, after hearing the cries of the ‘Seven Whistlers’, miners employed in North Warwickshire refused to descend

Twenty-two thousand words, research of folk tales from across the UK and 2 months to do it. What had I

Author Jem Roberts explains the genesis of Unbound Publishing’s 21st Century roadmap of British folktales.

A project cataloguing the archive of a renowned British palaeopathologist has revealed fascinating insights into how superstition and a belief

This article examines the proposition “Does the law protect folklore?” by examining the legal models and processes to protect the

From King Arthur to Jack the Giant Killer, this county has an array of famous tales, but being a man

Cars and motorbikes have been with us for over 130 years. In that time they’ve gathered superstitions and urban legends

The emotional and spiritual dimension of being in place, in the work of Alan Garner, powerfully reminds us of our

The Dream of Macsen Wledig from the Mabinogion tells the story of how the Emperor of Rome experienced a dream

A nineteenth century autobiography written by the minister William Leask offers a fascinating insight into supernatural belief in contemporary Orkney.

For almost 300 years, the story of the mysterious dobhar-chú, or King Otter, has haunted the shores of Glenade Lake

closer look at Taiwanese lore reveals the true international, eclectic and intercultural roots of Taiwanese folk culture.

The Auroras, as we know today, are dependent on the interactions of the sun and our upper atmosphere, and have

You’re obviously already interested enough to know what folklore is, right? Yet the more we look at folklore, the less

The appearance of a Turkish knight, Beelzebub, and a horse’s skull mark out a centuries old winter tradition in rural

Exploring the vast realm of folklore has never been easier with the tools available in the digital world of libraries,

When you think of tarot cards, do you picture a fortune teller predicting your untimely end in a darkened room?

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

In Buddhism and Hinduism, the mandala is a symbol of devotion representing the transformation of the Universe from a state

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