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Here, we catch up with five “lesser known” North American monsters

So, what is necromancy and what does it have to do with folklore? Come with me, and let’s enter the

Japan has a love of official top three lists. You may have heard of the Three Views of Japan (Matsushima,

The matiasma is an apotropaic amulet designed to ward off the evil eye in Greek folklore.

When one hears the word “zombie” various images come to mind: usually that of flesh-eating, brain-devouring monsters; that is just

Hekate: goddess of witchcraft, ghosts and the restless dead, frequently represented as a triple deity, associated with dogs, crossroads and

“Bones of 7ft Hound from Hell Black Shuck ‘Discovered.'” During an archaeological dig, the skeletal remains of a very large

@DeeDeeChainey interviews @WillowWinsham about her book, Accused: British Witches Throughout History

Huw Llwyd, the Welsh wizard, has been immortalised in the folklore and fairy tales of Wales, his fantastic exploits told

Bloody Mary is a scary urban legend that has been told for decades, but what might psychology tell us about

The burial and subsequent unearthing of cursed objects is an act that is astonishingly common in Folk Horror.

Derwen Ceubren yr Ellyll, which means “The Hollow Oak, Haunt of Demons” or “The Blasted Oak of Spirits” was a

Legendary monsters thrive in North American lore, of that there is no doubt; and narrowing the array down to a

The most interesting parts of Milan are hidden in plain sight. This city, once an ancient Celtic settlement conquered by Romans

We all know that Halloween, as a festival, is not an invention of the trick-or-treating Americans but it is far

Fox Robin was a crotchety farmer from Westleigh in Greater Manchester, whose antics in life and death are told in

From figures of power to figures of fun, ghosts and apparitions changed dramatically in Punch cartoons over the course of

My parents tell me more family stories, this time about haunted houses. But what haunts a house? Ghosts, or fairies?

Welsh miners of the nineteenth century held strong superstitions in supernatural elements, which they believed existed deep in the mines.

In 1078, William the Conqueror built a white tower on the north bank of the River Thames that would become

Articles about female ghosts are scattered across the Internet, each one more compelling and nightmare-inducing than the last. Stories of

While less well known than their priestly counterparts, German folklore also had plenty of "secular" exorcists who resorted to magic

Folklore changes and evolves with the peoples and their societies. It’s not rigid, it’s not concrete. As time passes, new

Scottish lore contains some of the darkest and strangest figures in folkloric history: shape-shifters, blood-suckers, monsters without skin.

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