A sneak peek of #FolkloreThursday's new book, Treasury of Folklore – Woodlands and Forests: Wild Gods, World Trees and Werewolves.
The folklore attached to the seas and rivers of the world is plentiful, filled with wondrous creatures and beguiling tales.
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
‘The Fear of Tiptipwa’, a folktale about survival in the wild, first appeared in The Greatest Folktales of Bihar, published
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,