Folklore

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

Mitchells-Fold-Circle

The Legend of Mitchell’s Fold Stone Circle

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PHILIP DAVIES tells of us the mystery surrounding Mitchell's Fold Circle in Shropshire...
Willo the Wisp

What is Will o’ the Wisp? An illuminating folklore guide

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Will o’ the Wisp is a ghostly light or flame seen by travellers at night over bogs and marshes.

Beware of the Evil Changeling Child

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Guest writer POLLYANNA JONES retells the Herefordshire folktale of The Fairy Changeling

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

Beware Ireland's Death Coach

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PAUL MOYNIHAN profiles the harbinger of Ireland’s haunted highways and byways

The art of co-operating with fairies

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AMY VAN CASTEELE says fairies can be helpful or problematic depending on how you deal with them...
What is a caulbearer

What is a Caulbearer and why is it spooky?

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The legendary Caulbearer still has the power to provoke superstition and wonder, says JAMES WILLIS
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

10 Weirdest British Easter traditions you never knew

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CLAIRE BARRAND reveals some strange and wonderful Easter traditions from Britain
Evil witch - river hag

The Deadly River Hags of England

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Don’t stray too far towards the water’s edge; these river hags need victims! CHRISTINE MILLER explains.
Born with a caul David Copperfield

David Copperfield and other amazing caulbearers in fiction

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David Copperfield, Hamlet and Danny from The Shining are all caulbearers in fiction, explains CLAIRE BARRAND

Jack O’Lantern: 13 things you (probably) didn’t know

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ANN MASSEY reveals 13 strange facts about Jack O'Lantern for Halloween

17 Things you didn’t know about Saint Patrick 

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Celebrate St Patrick's Day with this list of things ANN MASSEY thought you should know about Ireland's patron saint
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!

Secret Devil’s Standing Stones in Marston Moretaine

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MELISSA ELBORN follows in the Devil’s footsteps in Bedfordshire village, Marston Moretaine.

The Story of St Leonard, England’s Last Dragon Slayer

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PETULA MITCHELL tells us about the St Leonard, the 6th century French hermit who killed England's last dragon near Horsham in West Sussex
Irish Vampire Dearg Due

Dearg Due, Demon Brides and other Irish Femme Fatale

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ANN MASSEY takes a look at the supernatural Irish Femme Fatale.

Gelert, the Faithful Hound and his Grave

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Gelert is the legendary faithful hound who died after saving his master's child - NIA JONES tells us about the sad story.
Mermaid of Zennor Village

Mermaid of Zennor, Cornwall’s mysterious maritime tale

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The Mermaid of Zennor is remembered on an ancient church pew in Cornwall....
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

Spiders Superstition: A shocking web of omens and beliefs

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There's a web of beliefs spun surrounding spiders superstition, says RHEA SEREN PHILLIPS

The Devil in Derbyshire

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K.B. GODDARD explores Derbyshire's surprising folklore links with the devil...

Jim Fitzpatrick on Irish Mythology, Phil Lynott and Che Guevara

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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!

Going Underground: 3 Subterranean Mining Spirits

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KATE CHERRELL takes us underground to visit the world of miners and the spirits who would sometimes give them a helping hand...

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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...