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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 alkonost, the sirin, the roc, the phoenix and the caladrius are all five mythical birds from legend and folklore.

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.

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

The story of William of Cloudesly is found in a 16th century ballad, Adam Bell, Clym of the Cloughe and

Ship’s cats have been sailing the seven seas alongside humans for centuries. They were not usually taken along as

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

hen a young woman claiming to be Princess Caraboo from a foreign land arrived unexpectedly in the Gloucestershire village of

The epic unfinished poem, The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser, published 1590-96, created a parallel of the medieval universe.

The Vita Merlini, written by Geoffrey of Monmouth in the twelfth century, tells the story of Merlin after the Battle

The Vita Merlini, written by Geoffrey of Monmouth in the twelfth century, tells the story of Merlin after the Battle

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.

In Arthurian romance the mystical, magical quest of the Sangreal is a popular story that has its roots in medieval

The tale of Tristan and Isolde became a popular Arthurian tale during the 12th century, though it is believed to

In Arthurian legend and romance, Queen Guinevere was famous as the wife of King Arthur and the lover of her

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

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

Hy-Brasil, Buyan, Saint Brendan’s Isle, the Island of Antillia, and the Isle of Avalon are five fabled islands that were

One of the most extraordinary and fearsome figures in Cornish folklore and legend was Cruel Coppinger.