The concept of a witch, that is a practitioner of magic, has been part of western folklore for centuries, yet
There was a time when the living covered the mouths of their dead with a single coin before their final
In rural Spain, the night still belongs to the ánimas, the spirits of the dead who didn’t go straight to
While less well known than their priestly counterparts, German folklore also had plenty of "secular" exorcists who resorted to magic
orever immortalised in Washington Irving’s ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ the Headless Horseman has undoubtedly become one of horror fiction’s
These remedies, many of them fairly gruesome to our ears, were recorded only 100 years ago by Mrs Ella Mary
he Headless Horseman captures the imagination like nothing else at Halloween. Regional American history and urban legend influences the interpretation
Folklore changes and evolves with the peoples and their societies. It’s not rigid, it’s not concrete. As time passes, new
The burial and subsequent unearthing of cursed objects is an act that is astonishingly common in Folk Horror.
Clarke’s charm collection reveals a range of uses, including cures for sore throats, the protection of seafarers from drowning, and
Tales from the Medieval Crypt: Walking Corpses, Devils and Haunted Shoemakers in Walter Map’s De Nugis Curialium
De Nugis Curialium is a strange book in which history, religious debate and court satire are interwoven with a tangle
Fox Robin was a crotchety farmer from Westleigh in Greater Manchester, whose antics in life and death are told in
In February 1862 a riot broke out in a Suffolk churchyard over a ghost story. Margaretta Greene, the story’s author,
Smuggling. The word has been entwined with romantic delusions and depictions for many years. However, in reality this could not
Scottish lore contains some of the darkest and strangest figures in folkloric history: shape-shifters, blood-suckers, monsters without skin.