Folklore

Discover the old myths and tall tales handed down over the generations from our ancient lands…

Piseogs

Piseóg – The Curse of the Irish?

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ANN MASSEY says eggs - piseogs - are at the core of evil Irish folk magick!
Irish Funeral

5 Irish Funeral Traditions you’re dying to know

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The Irish have some long-held beliefs and practices when it comes to honouring their dead. ANN MASSEY checks out these Irish Funeral traditions

Cornish Owlman: Everything you need to know

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The strange Cornish Owlman was first seen in Mawnan Smith in the 1970s. NIA JONES reveals its strange legend.
Croglin Grange Vampire

England’s 6 most terrifying historic vampire cases

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Real-life vampires and other bloodsucking creatures are found throughout English history, says RICK HALE

Ireland’s 7 Darkest Goddesses who inspire revenge and death

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Irish Goddesses are the perfect woman’s guide to revenge, infidelity, intoxication and death, says ANN MASSEY
Tylwyth Teg

Y Tylwyth Teg: Do You Believe in Welsh Faeries?

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Tylwyth Teg are Welsh fairies. NIA JONES takes a look at the compelling folklore surrounding the fair folk
Welsh Changeling

Changelings Fairies, The Darker Side of Irish Fairy Lore

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ANN MASSEY gives us some tips on protecting our infants from being swapped for Changelings!

Top 10 most disturbing Welsh folk legends

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CLAIRE BARRAND reveals some of Wales' most disturbing folk legends...
caulbearer special powers

6 Famous Caulbearers with Extraordinary Talents

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POLLYANNA JONES take a look at some famous caulbearers from history who may have had special powers
boggart hole clough - what is a boggart?

Boggart Hole Clough – what is a Boggart?

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BECKY KEANE tells us about the Legend of Boggart Hole Clough in Manchester

The Sea Tombed Village of Singleton Thorpe

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BARRY McCANN looks at fascinating story of the fabled submerged village of Singleton Thorpe reputedly near Blackpool in Lancashire
Baobhan Sith

Baobhan Sith: Are Scottish Vampires more deadly?

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Baobhan Sith, the Scottish brand of vampires, are so terrifying they leave their Transylvanian cousins for dead, says ROSE GARNETT
The Christmas ‘Were-Wolf’

Werewolves of Wales: Everything you need to know

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RHEA SEREN PHILLIPS shines a light on the Werewolves of Wales!
Welsh funeral

How the Welsh bury their dead: Superstitions and death in Wales

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CLAIRE BARRAND tells us how to bury your dead in Wales and the superstitions and rituals that remain today.
Walpurgis Night aka Walpurgisnacht

Walpurgis Night: What is it and why is it spooky?

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Walpurgis Night - 30th April - is a spooky event named after a British saint
black cat superstition

Black Cats and Superstition: 13 things you didn’t know about

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ANN MASSEY reveals some strange and wonderful superstitions surrounding black cats through the centuries...
The Wrekin Giant

The Wrekin Giant, the monster who hated the people of Shrewsbury

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The Wrekin Giant's grudge lead to him to create hills in Shropshire, says PHILIP DAVIES

The Dark Side of Magic: Witches and the Sidhe

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AMY VAN DE CASTEELE takes a look back at the time when witches and fairies were anything but the fodder of children's stories
Welsh Curses

5 deadly Welsh curses that could destroy your life

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CLAIRE BARRAND lists five deadly curses embraced by the Welsh in times gone by.
Bean Nighe

Who is Bean Nighe, the Celtic Washerwoman, Prophetess of Doom?

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Bean Nighe, the Washerwoman at the Ford, is Scotland's harbinger of death, says AMY VAN DE CASTEELE
Scottish Highland Folklore

6 Strangest Beings from Scottish Highland Folklore

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MJ STEEL COLLINS reveals strange creatures encountered in Scottish Highland Folklore

10 Scariest Banshee Hauntings in Ireland

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ANN MASSEY gives us her top 10 terrifying Banshee appearances from history in Ireland…
irish superstitions

13 Irish superstitions you need to know!

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ANN MASSEY tells us of 13 Irish superstitions we should be aware of - just in case!
Welsh Dragon

Welsh Dragons: Everything you need to know

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RICHARD FREEMAN, one of the world's leading cryptozoologists, gives an indepth history and insight into Welsh Dragons

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The Green Inn, Llangedwyn

The Ghost Girl of Llangedwyn’s Green Inn

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ANDREW HOMER reveals a haunting of The Green Inn, Llangedwyn, and his own search for the horrors linked to the Shropshire inn...