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Werewolves. The name alone conjures up nightmarish images from our current pop culture horror films starring this shapeshifting man-wolf.

The joy of folklore is that it can be discovered and enjoyed at any age! Kate Boughton (@bigsmallfolk) shares some fun

Mother goddesses are present in all kinds of mythology around the world. They all bring the archetypical mother qualities: giving

The Swansea Devil is a three-foot tall “cursed” sculpture which is said to have been responsible for destroying a church.

The folklore stories of Anansi the Spider originate from the Asante people of Ghana and has orally been passed down

The Jack-in-the-Green was (and indeed is) a traditional participant in May celebrations and May Day parades in the UK.

Whilst shamans and their rituals can vary widely from place to place, never in world history has a country industrialized

From King Arthur to Jack the Giant Killer, this county has an array of famous tales, but being a man

A couple of month’s ago I happened upon a copy of A Dictionary of British Folk-Lore by Alice Gomme, a

In 1750, Edo-period Japan, Maruyama Ōkyo opened his eyes from a fitful sleep and beheld a dead woman.

Even the wild people who once roamed the remote mountains spoke of Catalina with love. As the wind howled they

A brilliant professor once told us that desire always lurks at the heart of Arthurian legends. Desire for glory, for

The motif of the discarded ring recovered from a fish appears in the folklore of various regions

Remy Dean explores the stories of Wild Kynaston; a medieval noble turned highwayman who may have inspired some of the

Trolls come in many shapes and sizes. No one description can fit them all. Is there a core of Trollness

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

alking deep into a mine, when the last gleam of sunlight is eclipsed by the next turn, reveals the overwhelming

“Bones of 7ft Hound from Hell Black Shuck ‘Discovered.'” During an archaeological dig, the skeletal remains of a very large

'The Weardale Fairies'. Extracted from English Fairy Tales and Legends by Rosalind Kerven, published by Batsford. Illustration by Arthur Rackham,

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

This piece aims to present the inter-connection between folk tales and myths, and psychology. I then show how this connection

The exhibition "Spellbound: Magic, Ritual & Witchcraft" at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford examines the history of magic over eight

You’re obviously already interested enough to know what folklore is, right? Yet the more we look at folklore, the less

Cars and motorbikes have been with us for over 130 years. In that time they’ve gathered superstitions and urban legends

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