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The Burryman is a seasonal tradition taking place each August in South Queensferry, Scotland. Although the origins are now obscure,

The folklore of iron and smithing has been common since prehistory, and one of the oldest folktales tells of a

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

Suffolk might seem the very last place to look for fairylore; after all, most of us have grown up with

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

In Bashall Eaves there’s a bridge which is said to have been built in a single night, in order to

Within our current society of filtered perfection and aggressive online happiness, there is something oddly refreshing in the macabre.

The Victorian newspaper archives are full of unusual ghost sightings, but there aren’t many as unique, or with a more

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

Hidden in plain sight for a century, two recently reappraised Cottingley Fairy photographs bring a whole new dimension to the

There was once a bright-white cow which travelled round the world, giving milk enough for all comers. Whoever drank of

Mie is home to the ama divers, an ancient tradition of women who breath-dive for abalone, and Ise Jingu, the

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

I first encountered fairy tales as a child. As in most children, the encounter generated mixed feelings—wonder and excitement

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

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

ew Orleans blends the past and the present into a heady mix where almost anything seems possible. Especially at Halloween. The

The exploration into the origins of common superstitions continues with ‘wishing on a star’.

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

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

This articles examines the myths and legends which surround the distillation, sales and consumption of gin.

One installment in a series of common superstitions in the English speaking world: ‘Bad luck comes in threes.’

Poland is a country where the diversity and presence of textile traditions in folklore derives from the country’s long and

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