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 first tale of Zoe Gilbert's wonderful novel, Folk, now out in paperback. Read more about the novel here. Listen, for the beat
The epic unfinished poem, The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser, published 1590-96, created a parallel of the medieval universe.
The phrase "Tapping the Admiral" originates from a piece of folklore surrounding the death of Horatio Nelson at the Battle
For centuries, stories from Irish myth and legend have ignited imaginations all over the world. Today, mysterious records of seemingly-impossible
Sending mean cards? Eating mashed earthworms? Using jack o’lanterns to light medieval love banquets? They’re all surprising yet vaguely sinister
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, is a fourteenth century poetic masterpiece. No mere Arthurian romance, it is a work
The Norwegian folktale, “East of the Sun and West of the Moon,” in which a white bear comes to take
The Folklore of Cornwall: The Oral Tradition of a Celtic Nation addresses everything from piskies – south west Britain’s fairies
If a cow lost her milk, it could prove disastrous for a hard-up family. Witches and fairies were often blamed
he legendary frost fairs on the River Thames are depicted in a number of works of art that show just
Through myth, fairy tale and legend, powerful women are depicted as dark, cruel and calculating, and they are often naturally
Plant lore is the verdant heart of Scottish folk holidays and traditions. Nature’s gift and sacrifice is found in the
anukkah is one of the most celebrated holidays in the Jewish calendar. It’s known by some as the Festival of
Dee Dee Chainey parla con Concetta Brunetti , attrice e drammaturga, e fondatrice di Artèteca.
In Arthurian tradition the elusive sorceress Morgan le Fay becomes one of King Arthur’s most dangerous foes.
In 1078, William the Conqueror built a white tower on the north bank of the River Thames that would become
The Sky World of Native American myth refers to a parallel celestial universe located in the Sky. It is home
‘Dreaming Bread and Skyrie Stanes: A Celebration of Scottish Folk Magic and Community Traditions’ is a day-long symposium organised by
In the early 17th century, the celebrated London engraver William Hole created some of the strangest maps of Britain ever