Tommy Kuusela is a PhD in History of Religions and works as a researcher and archivist at the Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research in Uppsala (The Institute for Language and Folklore). The archives of the Institute for Language and Folklore houses one of Sweden’s largest folklore collections. Kuusela has written more than 25 articles on different topics: Scandinavian folklore, Old Norse religion, animal studies and Tolkien studies. Read more of his work here and here.

Tolkien describes the Old Forest, a space filled with deep-rooted mysteries and danger in Middle-earth. Although, this takes place in

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

You turn around, and all of a sudden, you see that something is approaching, moving towards you. You notice a