A horse or a dragon? Anyone who has seen May Day’s ‘Obby ‘Oss of Padstow may conclude that it looks like neither.
Everyone’s experience with cancer (and other life-threatening issues) is different but there are commonalities too, so to that end, here’s my home-spun, Fairy Tale Survival Kit. I hope you find it useful.
A griffin is a legendary beast believed to be the offspring of a lion and an eagle, depicted in various ways by many different human cultures.
British regional folklorists of the 19th century remain, in many cases, rather obscure figures. Margaret Helen James (1859–1938) deserves particular attention for using her writing about folklore to give a voice to ordinary women and critique a patriarchal society, but until 2017 James was completely forgotten.
“Hat, cat, rat,” Umakant would shout at the top of his voice whenever he would see cowherds around the Peepal tree.