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

There was a time when the living covered the mouths of their dead with a single coin before their final

In the autumn of 1972, numerous Swedish newspapers described how werewolves were causing people to panic in a town in

The most interesting parts of Milan are hidden in plain sight. This city, once an ancient Celtic settlement conquered by Romans

One could write an encyclopaedia on the appearances of birds in folklore and their association with death and mortality, travelling

In the Essex village of Great Leighs, a witch named Anne Hughes was burned at the stake for the crime

We might all lay claim to some superstitions to guard against bad luck, but an ingrained belief in death omens

On 21st September, 1874, after hearing the cries of the ‘Seven Whistlers’, miners employed in North Warwickshire refused to descend

These remedies, many of them fairly gruesome to our ears, were recorded only 100 years ago by Mrs Ella Mary

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

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

Bishop Seghers’ apparition is one of Vancouver Island’s most terrifying visages.

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

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

The cursed painting is an enduring urban legend that continues to have the ability to scare us, and also makes

Mitla is a Zapotec town in Oaxaca, a state in southern Mexico. Its name is derived from the Aztec place-name,

Caerleon: The location is steeped in history and archaeology with its impressive Roman ruins, and its later associations – it’s

In February 1862 a riot broke out in a Suffolk churchyard over a ghost story. Margaretta Greene, the story’s author,

Welsh miners of the nineteenth century held strong superstitions in supernatural elements, which they believed existed deep in the mines.

My parents tell me more family stories, this time about haunted houses. But what haunts a house? Ghosts, or fairies?

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

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

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

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

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