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The exploration into the origins of common superstitions continues with spilling salt as a bad omen.

Like many people, I thought the Grimm brothers had lived long ago & travelled around Germany collecting stories from old

Chinese dragons are believed to be symbols of good luck and wisdom, bearers of immense power, and controllers of the

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

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

Mention Maid Marian and Sherwood Forest in the same breath, and most people think of Robin Hood’s lady love. The

The ghostly “Wild Hunt” rampaged across European folklore as a company of supernatural huntsmen that often counted fairies and the

Chinese dragons are believed to be symbols of good luck and wisdom, bearers of immense power, and controllers of the

In recent years, in conjunction with the steadfast advance of far-right nationalistic ideologies, the so-called ‘’refugee crisis’’ has been repeatedly

Generally, clover represents protection, fertility and abundance, but where does the widespread belief in a four leaf clover’s good luck

The fairy-tale witch is a compelling, frightening, and reliable stock character in our contemporary society. Mention “witch” and the hag

The first story that I found in this land where I live was The Seal Children, and as we walk

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