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 […]

Following Herne the Hunter’s Tangled Webs Through ‘Mischief Acts’

Folklore and tales form a gigantic living web that threads through our cultures and societies. I see it as analogous to mycelium, the fungal mesh beneath the ground: a gigantic, intricate system of connection that feeds and informs the trees and plants that sprout above the surface whilst quietly spreading, putting out feelers, thriving.

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