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
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
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.
closer look at Taiwanese lore reveals the true international, eclectic and intercultural roots of Taiwanese folk culture.
In Buddhism and Hinduism, the mandala is a symbol of devotion representing the transformation of the Universe from a state