The Morrigan, or Phantom Queen, is Ireland’s Dark Goddess associated with war and fate, an omen of death. ROIBEARD MCELROY reaches back in time to the Ulster Cycle to tell us where she came from.
Lincoln Cathedral boasts a Lilliputian stone inhabitant said to be sent by Satan himself to unleash hell on earth. CHRISTINE MILLER reveals the legend behind the Lincoln Imp.
Martin Mere in Lancashire is steeped in forklore, including tales of mermaids, says guest writer DEBORAH CONTESSA
The Dobhar Chu is a bloodthirsty supernatural crocodile that has been terrorising Ireland’s lochs for centuries, says guest writer ROIBEARD MCELROY
Olney is a Buckinghamshire town with dark and mysterious legends and is the hometown of guest writer ADAM SARGANT
The Mermaid of Zennor is remembered on an ancient church pew in Cornwall....
Roche Rock is an natural stone formation in Cornwall haunted by the supernatural!
St Michael's Mount in Cornwall has many dark myths and legends from centuries past. We look at some of them, including Jack the Giant Killer!
Will o’ the Wisp is a ghostly light or flame seen by travellers at night over bogs and marshes.
Bees are part of life in the British Isles, and part of darkness and death. GAYLE FIDLER tells local bee superstition.
PETULA MITCHELL tells us about the St Leonard, the 6th century French hermit who killed England's last dragon near Horsham in West Sussex
Enter Dartmoor's Wistman's Woods at your own peril, lest you come face to face with evil, warns RICK HALE
Guest writer DUNCAN HARLEY tells of a a fairy dance and a snoring giant on the hill of Bennachie in Aberdeenshire, Scotland Victorian writer and...
ANN MASSEY speaks to renowned Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick about Irish mythology, Phil Lynott’s love of Irish folklore and dark poets and THAT Che Guevara poster!
Here’s our top 10 favourite Irish folklore and dark history inspired songs, according to ANN MASSEY!
KATE CHERRELL takes us underground to visit the world of miners and the spirits who would sometimes give them a helping hand...
CLAIRE BARRAND reveals some strange and wonderful Easter traditions from Britain
KATE CHERRELL looks at five unusual Scottish death customs
CLAIRE BARRAND goes searching for Welsh Giants!
Death and funerals are surrounded by folklore and superstition. KATE CHERELL reveals some of the strangest beliefs concerning British funerals...
CLAIRE BARRAND reveals the spooky backgrounds to many of the ancient Christmas folklore and traditions that we still enjoy!
CLAIRE BARRAND tells us where to find gateways to The Welsh Otherworld of Annwn….
CLAIRE BARRAND tells us about Edmund Jones aka The Old Prophet Jones, a crucial collector of Welsh folklore
CLAIRE BARRAND tells us about the folklore of fire-gazing