Whilst shamans and their rituals can vary widely from place to place, never in world history has a country industrialized
For the Celts, cauldrons had many everyday uses. As well as cooking, boiling, cleaning, bathing, carrying water and other domestic
t is believed that the ancient Celtic people were animists who considered all objects to have consciousness of some kind.
At this time of year, when the light fades early and the world shifts from green to gold, cinnamon and
North London has captured the imagination of gothic writers through the ages, exploring both sides of the region’s possibly: one
Better known for its naval history, sea battles and imperial power, "Pompey" also lays claim to some mindboggling legendary connections.
In the summer of 1960 at the age of five, I joined an honored folk tradition by telling my first
Folklore changes and evolves with the peoples and their societies. It’s not rigid, it’s not concrete. As time passes, new
orever immortalised in Washington Irving’s ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ the Headless Horseman has undoubtedly become one of horror fiction’s
Within our current society of filtered perfection and aggressive online happiness, there is something oddly refreshing in the macabre.
Ireland has at least 3,000 wells that are, or were at least up until recently, looked upon as holy or
Jánošík, a young outlaw with braided hair, carrying a shepherd’s axe called valaška, and wearing rural clothing, is the unlikely
Animals played an important part in the everyday life of the ancients Celts. In Celtic mythology the lives of
Tolkien describes the Old Forest, a space filled with deep-rooted mysteries and danger in Middle-earth. Although, this takes place in
We’ve got many different characters in Brazilian Folkcloric scene and they are related to all aspects of the land, weather,
Each morning the sun rolls across the sky. In Estonia it was the hatched egg of the enchanted swallow bird,
Mark Norman explores the folklore of bees and beekeeping in his new book, 'Telling the Bees and Other Customs: The
The rare and elusive, mythical, magical unicorn has been part of world folklore and legend for centuries, evolving spectacularly into
Digital Literacy refers to the ability and competence of individuals to research, evaluate and compose clear information through writing and
‘Snow-White & Rose Red’ is a literary tale, adapted by Wilhelm Grimm from a short story ‘The Ungrateful Dwarf’, written
‘Gather far, gather near, gather all the milk and butter here!’ Some May Day Traditions from Ireland
In Cork, on May morning before sunrise, a person went out and brought back a branch of hazel, holly and