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For the Pre-Christian Sami people who inhabited parts of modern-day Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Russia, fishing was a livelihood.

Bats feature in many myths, legends and folklore from many diverse cultures around the world, and are often associated with

Sir Thomas Vaughan of Hergest was a Herefordshire landowner who fought for the Yorkists in the Wars of the Roses.  On 26th July in 1469 he was taken prisoner in the battle at Danesmore in Northamptonshire, near Edgecote Moor, when the Earl of Warwick's forces  defeated those of King Edward IV.  After the battle Sir Thomas was beheaded at Banbury, aged 69 years.  Tradition says he was an evil man, although the lack of documentary evidence to back this up suggests that the the name 'Black Vaughan' may be a comment on his black hair, rather than his demeanour.  Or, as with similar traditions, applied only after his death when certain 'events' began to happen.

Werewolves are considered to be a traditional monster in the twenty-first-century popular culture.

Legendary monsters thrive in North American lore, of that there is no doubt; and narrowing the array down to a

Bloody Mary is a scary urban legend that has been told for decades, but what might psychology tell us about

When one hears the word “zombie” various images come to mind: usually that of flesh-eating, brain-devouring monsters; that is just

This legendary fat-stealer stalks indigenous communities in the rural Andean highlands. In the Peruvian Andes, they say he wanders the

Here, we catch up with five “lesser known” North American monsters

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

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

Huw Llwyd, the Welsh wizard, has been immortalised in the folklore and fairy tales of Wales, his fantastic exploits told

The burial and subsequent unearthing of cursed objects is an act that is astonishingly common in Folk Horror.

Articles about female ghosts are scattered across the Internet, each one more compelling and nightmare-inducing than the last. Stories of

What do a child’s shoe, a cod-liver oil bottle, and a desiccated cat have in common? They’re all objects that

My parents tell me a few last family legends, and I contemplate on how these stories might change in the

From Macbeth’s castle in the Scottish Highlands to the shores of Hampshire, Britain has many haunted castles that go bump

Celtic folklore has given us some of the darkest and most frightening tales in folkloric history: three-headed monsters, headless horsemen,

Folklore changes and evolves with the peoples and their societies. It’s not rigid, it’s not concrete. As time passes, new

Fox Robin was a crotchety farmer from Westleigh in Greater Manchester, whose antics in life and death are told in

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

In 1078, William the Conqueror built a white tower on the north bank of the River Thames that would become

From figures of power to figures of fun, ghosts and apparitions changed dramatically in Punch cartoons over the course of

Scottish lore contains some of the darkest and strangest figures in folkloric history: shape-shifters, blood-suckers, monsters without skin.

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