‘Breaking the wishbone’ is a tradition around the world in the days after a Sunday roast, Thanksgiving or Christmas.
North London has captured the imagination of gothic writers through the ages, exploring both sides of the region’s possibly: one
In 1750, Edo-period Japan, Maruyama Ōkyo opened his eyes from a fitful sleep and beheld a dead woman.
In Buddhism and Hinduism, the mandala is a symbol of devotion representing the transformation of the Universe from a state
closer look at Taiwanese lore reveals the true international, eclectic and intercultural roots of Taiwanese folk culture.
Werewolves. The name alone conjures up nightmarish images from our current pop culture horror films starring this shapeshifting man-wolf.
Maypoles are often seen as a quintessentially English tradition, yet in Bavaria the raising of the Maibaum (or May Tree)
The first story that I found in this land where I live was The Seal Children, and as we walk
Within our current society of filtered perfection and aggressive online happiness, there is something oddly refreshing in the macabre.
When considering dog folklore, we generally think of those stories which feature the Grimm, the Gytrash, or other sinister black
‘The Fear of Tiptipwa’, a folktale about survival in the wild, first appeared in The Greatest Folktales of Bihar, published
The one constant throughout visual and literary representations of the werewolf is the willing – or unwilling – consumption of
The rare and elusive, mythical, magical unicorn has been part of world folklore and legend for centuries, evolving spectacularly into
For centuries, stories from Irish myth and legend have ignited imaginations all over the world. Today, mysterious records of seemingly-impossible
When I was a little girl, I used to watch with open-mouthed admiration and puzzlement as my mother prepared the