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“I’ve got something a lot better to exchange for that cow though, Jack,” said the man. “Something much more valuable

hile the Pied Piper of Hamelin is undeniably a fairy tale, it’s uniquely grounded in real-world specifics – the date

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

Twenty-two thousand words, research of folk tales from across the UK and 2 months to do it. What had I

German artist Florian Schäfer is creating life-like art dolls & figurines of strange but mostly unknown creatures to fight against

Fairy tales, myths and legends have always been central to our experience as human beings. They help us deal with

In the middle years of the 12th century, two green-skinned children mysteriously appeared in a field in Suffolk. But who

A story of love, betrayal and impending war became entwined with upheavals that affect the discipline of folklore to this

ith its rich folklore, deep woods filled with wild boars, wolves and massive bison, and dark 20th century history, Poland

White blossom on the trees is one of the delights of springtime, but it masks a deeper magic in three

The phrase "Tapping the Admiral" originates from a piece of folklore surrounding the death of Horatio Nelson at the Battle

A year and a half after our call to action to support Unbound Publishing’s 21st century roadmap of British folktales,

The Norwegian folktale, “East of the Sun and West of the Moon,” in which a white bear comes to take

For almost 300 years, the story of the mysterious dobhar-chú, or King Otter, has haunted the shores of Glenade Lake

The Folklore of Cornwall: The Oral Tradition of a Celtic Nation addresses everything from piskies – south west Britain’s fairies

Through myth, fairy tale and legend, powerful women are depicted as dark, cruel and calculating, and they are often naturally

Suffolk might seem the very last place to look for fairylore; after all, most of us have grown up with

The residents of a Swansea street were shocked to be able to recognise the ghostly spirit haunting their home, but

The Japanese raccoon dog or tanuki, a shape-shifting, hedonistic and jovial trickster, has always lived in the borderlands between human

have a confession to make: I’m a bibliophile. I have a small collection of very, very old books and

Remy Dean explores the stories of Wild Kynaston; a medieval noble turned highwayman who may have inspired some of the

From King Arthur to Jack the Giant Killer, this county has an array of famous tales, but being a man

Whenever a bear shows up in a folktale, we know something wonderful, and maybe a bit scary, is about to

What is it about swans? They feature heavily in Western European folklore, a graceful animal for a human to be

Make sure you crush up your eggshells after eating an egg, otherwise witches will use them as boats and cause

Beowulf is an anonymously written long poem originally written in Old English, the language commonly spoken in England in Anglo-Saxon

If contemporary versions of popular fairy tales are anything to go by, you could be left thinking that women are

Follow the path marked by red torii gates and enter a world outside of the city, a world of meandering

It seems fairly logical to begin our search for the real Dick Whittington at Whittington Castle in Shropshire, which local

Folk tales tell us how we live and keep our local history alive. They pass on the stories and knowledge

Modern farming has transformed the landscape of Britain and Ireland, to the detriment of nature. Lisa Schneidau argues that the

Ask anyone for the names of the great fairy tale tellers, But hardly anyone will mention Mary de Morgan, Pre-Raphaelite,

Despite a great many people knowing that Norway is awash with folklore, many would be hard-pressed to name a Norwegian

If you have heard or read the folktale “The Three Billy-goats Gruff,” you are aware of the existence of Norwegian

How is a gingerbread house tempting if you've gone gluten-free? Who needs pumpkin coaches when there's Uber? It's a question

The great Victorian fairy fascination held its grip over culture into the early 20th century. In the wake of the

With the renewal of the natural world in spring comes the celebration of Easter, when many ancient traditions are still

closer look at Taiwanese lore reveals the true international, eclectic and intercultural roots of Taiwanese folk culture.

The story of the 'King of the Cats' can be found in folklore from a number of regions and countries.

This piece aims to present the inter-connection between folk tales and myths, and psychology. I then show how this connection