Until the 20th century, the inadequacies of orthodox medical services left a large proportion of the population dependent upon traditional
The Folklore of Cryptocurrencies: Alchemy Revisited? (Or: How myths and legends can grow in under 10 years)
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.
Wild Edric was an Anglo-Saxon earl from Shropshire who was also known as Eadric Salvage, Eadric Silvaticus and Eadric the
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
German artist Florian Schäfer is creating life-like art dolls & figurines of strange but mostly unknown creatures to fight against
In the middle years of the 12th century, two green-skinned children mysteriously appeared in a field in Suffolk. But who
A horse or a dragon? Anyone who has seen May Day's ‘Obby ‘Oss of Padstow may conclude that it looks
Everyone's experience with cancer (and other life-threatening issues) is different but there are commonalities too, so to that end, here's
A griffin is a legendary beast believed to be the offspring of a lion and an eagle, depicted in various
British regional folklorists of the 19th century remain, in many cases, rather obscure figures. Margaret Helen James (1859–1938) deserves particular
“Hat, cat, rat,” Umakant would shout at the top of his voice whenever he would see cowherds around the Peepal
A story of love, betrayal and impending war became entwined with upheavals that affect the discipline of folklore to this
Spring is the herald of new life, and throughout the animal world, spring is a time to forecast the weather
ith its rich folklore, deep woods filled with wild boars, wolves and massive bison, and dark 20th century history, Poland
Stereotypes based on appearance are all too common, but redheads certainly seem to have a raw deal. Where might some
The Cailleach, which translates as ‘old woman’, ‘hag’, and ‘veiled one’, exists in both Irish and Scottish Gaelic, and is
St Patrick’s Day, 17th March, is a key fixture in the Irish calendar, and indeed in many other places throughout
hither shall I wander? This question can be a delightful start to considering the history of the inestimable Mother Goose,
The epic unfinished poem, The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser, published 1590-96, created a parallel of the medieval universe.