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Bizarre Cases of Phantom White Hounds

One very pervasive feature upon the landscape of the strange is that of the spectral, phantom hound. No doubt the most famous of these is the black …

The Curious Case of the Orang Ikan

Merbeings have been present in folklore throughout the world since practically as long as folklore has been around. Yet as much as the idea of …

Nessie-Like Creature Spotted in Florida

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — A man said he and his family members saw a dinosaur-like animal at a fishing spot in Florida.Steven Smith, 31, said he was …

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The Faeries of Blackheath Woods (Best Quality)

Tezcatlipoca: How Does the Supreme God of the Aztecs Compare to Other Omnipotent Deities?

The god Tezcatlipoca was a major Aztec deity who was worshiped in east-west facing temples in many Mesoamerican city-states under the influence of …

Tuatha Dé Dannan, the Enchanting Predecessors of Irish Fairies and Elves

Most people do not believe in elves. The little people, along with fairies, banshees, and werewolves, are often thrown into the category of ‘fantasy’ …

Disney ALMOST Got It Right: From Moana to Mayhem, The Mythology Behind the Real Maui

Disney’s latest animated feature film, <i>Moana</i>, has achieved critical acclaim, already netting over half a billion dollars. It tells the story of a …

Belisama: Who Was this Beautiful, Powerful, and Popular Gaulish Goddess?

When the Roman conquerors encountered the world of Gaulish deities and traditions, they tried to understand it in their own religious terms. Seeing a …

The Living Dead: Chinese Hopping Vampires

The Hopping Vampires (jiang shi) are a type of undead creature found in Chinese folklore. Although its Chinese name is often translated as ‘Chinese …

Nachzehrers: The Shroud Eating Vampires of Germanic Folklore

The nachzehrer, also known as a shroud eater, is a type of German vampire which features prominently in the folklore of Germany’s northern region. …

Ireland's Fairy Trees

Posted By Cindy on Feb 25, 2012 in 1reland, Culture & Customs | 7 comments<p>While most folks in Ireland today will tell you they’ve left the fairy …

In Search of the Faerie Faith in Ireland

Mystery Creature: Fairy, Alien Or Demon Locust?

Haven’t you been always fantasized about the fairies? There isn’t a child who does not like hearing tales of fairies, magical creatures and mystical …

Native American Beliefs in the 'Little People' or Fairies

Native American Beliefs in the 'Little People' or Fairies<p>Updated on January 11, 2017<p>Belief in Fairies Spans Cultures<p>When we hear stories and older …

Nova Scotia

Pious Werewolves of Ulster

I’m always saying I don’t believe in TRADITIONAL werewolves, but almost every culture worldwide has its own, unique version of werewolves or …

Ulster

The Alleged Sewer Werewolves of Minot

Image by Linda Godfrey copyright 2017 all rights reservedAbout eight years ago I did something I always try very hard <i>not</i> to do: I lost a file on a …

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11 Miniature Mischief-Makers From World Folklore

Humans have always looked for an excuse when something goes wrong, and traditionally, mythical creatures have often provided the perfect scapegoat. …

The Fairy Folk of Orkney Folklore

"The fairies only left Orkney when folk stopped seekin' them" <br>Anonymous Orcadian<p>The situation surrounding Orcadian fairy lore is somewhat …

Scotland

Death Takes Wing: Birds and the Folklore of Death

<i>From ancient times to the twenty first century, death and the avian have found themselves inextricably linked across cultures, continents and creeds.</i> …

Birds

14 Legends About Cats From Around the World

It’s not just the internet that’s obsessed with cats. Since time immemorial, civilizations across the world have been devising myths about these …

Dogs, Ancient and Modern: A Mythological History

Dogs have been with us since the first stargazer cast an eye to the heavens. Were dogs up there, too -- in the stars?<p>The answer is yes.<p>In ancient …

A Heart as Cold as Ice? The Japanese Legend of Yuki-onna, the Beautiful Yet Dangerous Snow Woman

The legend of Yuki-onna (the snow woman) comes from The Land of the Rising Sun. This beautiful but dangerous character may be a personification of …

Wailing Out the Lament-Filled Legends and Origins of Irish Banshees

To hear her harrowing wail tear through the night sky was an omen of certain death. The cry of the banshee implied that someone in your family had …

Not Always A Man’s Best Friend: Terrifying Black Dogs of British Legends

Primarily associated with British legends, stories about black dogs, ghost dogs, or hellhounds are present in almost every region of the world. …

Swapping Babies: The Disturbing Faerie Changeling Phenomenon

The worldwide stories of faerie changelings come under a group of motifs recorded in the Aarne-Thompson folklore index as F321: ‘Faerie steals child …

Fantasies from Evil Spirits? Faeries in the Medieval Imagination

<b>“There are also others who say that they see women and girls dancing by night whom they call elvish folk, or faeries, and they believe that these can</b> …

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? A Fearsome Beast in Legends and Tales Around the World

There are many stock characters that are present in folk stories, fairy tales, and legends from all over the world. However, few are as constant as …

Upright Canine Sighting: Huntingdon County, PA

<b>I recently received the following account:</b><br>My information is second-hand because it came from my father, who is deceased. I was in my teens when I …

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