Zteve enjoys researching deep into the folklore, myths and legends that run through society and are part of our everyday lives. He always finds it a source of fascination discovering and learning how our ancestors perceived the times they lived in and how they have influenced us today. Zteve believes that people have far more in common with each other than is often shown on the surface and this can often be seen in the folktales from other parts of the world. Zteve has two websites dedicated to myths, legends and folklore from around the world. These are Under the influence! and Folkrealm Studies. He has also contributed to Enchanted Conversation Magazine and his latest Kindle ebook, The Feather of the Firebird is now available. My Amazon Author Page can found here for the UK and for the USA, here.
Animals played an important part in the everyday life of the ancients Celts. In Celtic mythology the lives of
The rare and elusive, mythical, magical unicorn has been part of world folklore and legend for centuries, evolving spectacularly into
Some people believe cats to be superior beings who carefully train their humans to provide for their needs. Presented
The winter solstice has been celebrated in some form all around the world for centuries. Individual human cultures often
In Welsh legend and myth the Owl of Cwm Cowlyd lived in the woods that once surrounded Llyn Cowlyd.
The story of William of Cloudesly is found in a 16th century ballad, Adam Bell, Clym of the Cloughe and
Wild Edric was an Anglo-Saxon earl from Shropshire who was also known as Eadric Salvage, Eadric Silvaticus and Eadric the
King Leir and his youngest daughter, Queen Cordelia, were legendary rulers of the the Britons. Their story appeared in
A griffin is a legendary beast believed to be the offspring of a lion and an eagle, depicted in various
The epic unfinished poem, The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser, published 1590-96, created a parallel of the medieval universe.
he legendary frost fairs on the River Thames are depicted in a number of works of art that show just
In Arthurian tradition the elusive sorceress Morgan le Fay becomes one of King Arthur’s most dangerous foes.
The tale of Tristan and Isolde became a popular Arthurian tale during the 12th century, though it is believed to
Beowulf is an anonymously written long poem originally written in Old English, the language commonly spoken in England in Anglo-Saxon
Historically, Elen of the Hosts was a real woman who lived in the 4th century, but in British legend and
The legendary Uther Pendragon was the father of Arthur Pendragon who was destined to become the greatest King of the
This is the story of the legendary Aurelius Ambrosius, a King of the Britons in the 5th century AD.
Vortigern was legendary 5th century King of the Britons featured in the work of early British writers such as Gildas,
According to British medieval legend and myth, the island now known as Britain was once named Albion after an exiled
According to legend, Gogmagog was the last survivor of a mythical race of giants that ruled the island of Albion
Brutus of Troy was a legendary Trojan exile who some medieval chroniclers claimed was responsible for the founding of Britain.
The Dream of Macsen Wledig from the Mabinogion tells the story of how the Emperor of Rome experienced a dream
Even the wild people who once roamed the remote mountains spoke of Catalina with love. As the wind howled they
There are may lakes scattered around Wales, each with their own unique characteristics and history. Many also have the most
In Wales, legends of encounters with the Otherworld are never far away. One such legend is associated with Llyn y
Welsh Lake Legends and Folklore: Llyn Barfog, the Female Dwellers of Annwn and King Arthur and the Afanc
In Wales, legends and folklore of King Arthur and the Otherworld are never far away, and lakes are often the
Welsh lake legends from the Brecon Beacons: A strange and dangerous old woman, an invisible island and an otherworldly guardian.
Many Welsh lakes have legends and myths connected to them, and Kenfig Pool is no exception having associations with a
A Welsh legend from the Red Lake tells the story of a doomed marriage between a mortal farmer and a
Lake Bala is also known as Llyn Tegid, and in Welsh folklore is known for its legend of having a