The Indigenous Burial Ground: Urban Legends and Popular Culture

In North America, legends of haunted places often claim they have been built on an “Indian burial ground.” Indigenous burial ground urban legends are so widely shared they’ve become a part of popular culture. Writers used them repeatedly as a literary device in horror until they became a comedic cliché and eventually a meme.

Weekly Hashtag Day Themes

ANNOUNCEMENT: The #Halloween Spooktacular, Thursday October 27th, 2022 (9.30am-7.30pm BST)! We’re excited to announce the annual #HalloweenSpooktacular will return this year. Yes, the fabulous #FolkloreThursday hosts are BACK to retweet your spooky lore! The theme will be … *drumroll* … folklore of ghosts and the supernatural for Halloween and Samhain! Be there or be taken […]

Nature Folklore for Children: Capturing Their Curiosity and Inspiring Awe

I have always especially loved nature folklore. It provides such a beautiful glimpse into how people use signs from nature as a way to navigate daily life. It reveals how attuned people used to be to the natural world and the ebb and flow of the seasons. Spotting certain animals or birds came to be associated with good or bad fortune; plants and flowers were used as cures; and stories of fantastical creatures, such as fairies and elves, were told to account for unexplained events.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.