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

The last hosted hashtag day was held on Thursday 3rd March, 2022. However! We do hope that people will continue to use the hashtag each week. We’d love people to share their own folklore to the tag, and support each other–and maintain the community–by liking and sharing each other’s posts. The latest #FolkloreThursday tweets can always […]

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.

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