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Gnomes trace their origins back through alchemical theory to Greek and Roman mythology.

For many, the Woman in the Tower is a symbol of female oppression and repression, a highly negative image charged

A griffin is a legendary beast believed to be the offspring of a lion and an eagle, depicted in various

The Cailleach, which translates as ‘old woman’, ‘hag’, and ‘veiled one’, exists in both Irish and Scottish Gaelic, and is

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

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

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

Mistletoe is known to most people for its Christmas associations, but holds a long folklore of magical associations, where it

The Sky World of Native American myth refers to a parallel celestial universe located in the Sky. It is home

In the nineteenth century, Lady Charlotte Guest (with a team of Welsh scholars) translated a series of stories from Welsh

While Pan’s goat-like appearance makes him one of the most recognizable of the Greek gods, ambivalence surrounding the figure makes

Antiquity, with inscrutable dead languages, some still indecipherable, pulls us close with epic monuments and inscriptions.

By Indian mythology, one refers to worldviews that emerged in the Indian subcontinent. What makes them unique is the belief

One of the countries which one doesn't associate the zombie with is Tibet.

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

This piece will present and focus on the benefits of two specific psychotherapeutic tools — archetypal genograms and mythological based

According to British medieval legend and myth, the island now known as Britain was once named Albion after an exiled

Dr. Bob Curran reviews "Magical Folk", a new book edited by Simon Young and Ceri Houlbrook, which explores a range

The one constant throughout visual and literary representations of the werewolf is the willing – or unwilling – consumption of

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

The Fairy Census: 2014-2017 is a collection of modern fairy sightings. These have been collected through an internet questionnaire via

Brutus of Troy was a legendary Trojan exile who some medieval chroniclers claimed was responsible for the founding of Britain.

Dragons play a popular role in legend, Where might their origins have begun, and can we see parallels between them

The saga of Pele's youngest sister Hiiaka is a heroic quest across the Hawaiian archipelago. It conveys a perspective of women

A lot of folklore is concerned with other realms. Worlds that exist apart, yet overlap or interact to varying degrees.

The National Library of Wales discuss their exhibition 'Arthur and Welsh Mythology', and how Welsh folklore is engrained in its

A nineteenth century autobiography written by the minister William Leask offers a fascinating insight into supernatural belief in contemporary Orkney.

There was once a bright-white cow which travelled round the world, giving milk enough for all comers. Whoever drank of

When the traditional Vodun religion of West African slaves collided in the Caribbean with the incoming Christianity of colonists, Haitian

In this short story, Horatio Clare presents a retelling of the sleeping hero tale of Arthurian legend through the eyes

Spinning is a fundamentally human thing, and something that we have been doing since far into the ancient past.

To be led astray, Peter Pan style, by a fairy – ‘pixie led’ – is an old fear from isolated

In Tudor and Stuart England, angels were believed to deliver messages, protect the godly, carry souls to heaven, punish sinners,

Dolphins are frequently found in ancient Greek and Roman folklore, where tales tell of their roles in medicine and myth,

“The ocean is not so strong as the waves of thy longing,” the fairy whispered to the man she desired

Chinese dragons are believed to be symbols of good luck and wisdom, bearers of immense power, and controllers of the

Wolves played a vital part in Roman myths. A defining symbol of ancient Rome is the image of the twins

No plants feature so often in folklore, in so many places, as fig trees. There’s a biological basis to many

The labyrinth has a long history. Depictions in rock art may date back as far as 10,500-4800 BCE. But the

The first story that I found in this land where I live was The Seal Children, and as we walk