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Simon Young is gathering in material for a boggart census, a survey of the last people who grew up with

This article examines the myths and legends which surround Artificial Intelligence.

The life of the shanty is a fascinating example of how elements of a music genre can evolve to match

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

My new book is intended to inspire all the little girls who admire women like Michelle Obama, Lucy Bronze, Malala

On Michaelmas Day the Devil takes possession of the blackberries and to eat one after that day would risk… well,

The story of William of Cloudesly is found in a 16th century ballad, Adam Bell, Clym of the Cloughe and

In broad terms, folklore—or rather its constituents—comprise legends, music, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, fairy tales, stories, tall tales,

alking deep into a mine, when the last gleam of sunlight is eclipsed by the next turn, reveals the overwhelming

Deep in the heart of London, hidden away behind a protective grille, is a stone thousands of people pass by

Of all the Chinese festivals, I love the Mooncake/Mid-Autumn Festival the most. Right after the scary Hungry Ghost Festival or

Mention Maid Marian and Sherwood Forest in the same breath, and most people think of Robin Hood’s lady love. The

Since the dawn of mankind we have desired to leave our mark on the world around us. From grand monuments,

For thousands of years, physicians relied heavily on a single treatment for hysteria, heart disease and just about every other

Cats. It’s not just the internet that is obsessed with these (sometimes) mysterious creatures, it seems people have always been

In a daring act, facing frightful peril, Mark Twain exploited a legend to launch his onstage comic career. With his

Fairy tales often focus on relationships within families — interrogating the many ways in which these can break down, but

Ship’s cats have been sailing the seven seas alongside humans for centuries. They were not usually taken along as

'The Weardale Fairies'. Extracted from English Fairy Tales and Legends by Rosalind Kerven, published by Batsford. Illustration by Arthur Rackham,

Mad Max  Rockatansky is a folkloric character. A mythic hero of a post apocalyptic world.

old! The very word fuels the imagination. And when that furnace is stoked, folklore is not far behind. Legends of lost

Until the 20th century, the inadequacies of orthodox medical services left a large proportion of the population dependent upon traditional

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

This article examines the myths and legends which have grown in the very short period since the incarnation of crypto-currencies.

The Swansea Devil is a three-foot tall “cursed” sculpture which is said to have been responsible for destroying a church.

Slender Man was created in 2009 in the Something Awful forum by user Victor Surge (real name: Eric Knudson) in

Wild Edric was an Anglo-Saxon earl from Shropshire who was also known as Eadric Salvage, Eadric Silvaticus and Eadric the

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

nasyrma, or the lifting of one’s skirts to expose genitalia, has been used throughout history and mythology as a method

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

King Leir and his youngest daughter, Queen Cordelia, were legendary rulers of the the Britons. Their story appeared in

Who are the folk, and what is their lore? Humans have been making and sharing culture from the time we

Up until the genocidal removal known as "the Trail of Tears" storytelling was an extremely important part of Cherokee culture.

Bees have been an ally to humankind since ancient times. Discover how even now we look to the wisdom of

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

Japan is monster country. Nowhere else on earth has the sheer variety of bizarre beasties lurking in every shadow. And