Kim McGreal is a writer with a love of mythology and folklore, subjects which find their way into almost everything she writes. She loves stories about fairies, angels and gods, and having been born within the sound of Bow Bells, she has a particular fascination with London-based folklore. She doesn’t blog as often as she should do, but she tweets a lot @kimmcgrealuk, so you can follow her there.

Trees have been a centre point of many world mythologies and religions throughout the ages. As a symbol of growth,

Deep in the heart of London, hidden away behind a protective grille, is a stone thousands of people pass by

Psychopomps — beings who guide the soul to the afterlife — have long been part of mythology and folklore, ranging

anukkah is one of the most celebrated holidays in the Jewish calendar. It’s known by some as the Festival of

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

Kim McGreal explores the curious and macabre origins of some well-known childhood nursery rhymes.

Although their origins lie in Japanese folk traditions, omamori are still a popular sight throughout Japan. The word itself, 御守り,