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Folklore

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

13 Creepy Welsh Superstitions for Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th
CLAIRE BARRAND tells us about Friday the 13th superstitions from Wales...

David Copperfield and other amazing caulbearers in fiction

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

Do Caulbearers have special powers? Famous caulbearers with extraordinary talents

caulbearer special powers
POLLYANNA JONES take a look at some figures from history who were caulbearers...

Born Behind The Veil: 5 Famous British Caul bearers

Famous Caul Bearers, born behind the veil
RICK HALE looks at five famous Britons who were born en caul, a mystical mark believed to make the caulbearer usually lucky or talented...

Lancashire Day, a time to celebrate wonderful monsters, witches and strange...

A close up of the plaque on the Witches Grave in Woodplumpton, Lancashire
Guest writer CHRIS NEWTON marks Lancashire Day by revealing the county's strangest folktales and mythic legends

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

black cat superstition
ANN MASSEY reveals some strange and wonderful superstitions surrounding black cats through the centuries...

4 Halloween traditions we all love and the creepy reasons behind...

Mirrors can be spooky on Hallloween night
KERRY GREENAWAY gives a little nod to the spirits around us with a look at Halloween traditions

England’s obsession with Black Dogs and other demon hounds of hell…

BARRY McCANN looks at England's history of terrifying Black Dogs, from Black Shuck to Baskerville...

13 Irish superstitions you need to know!

irish superstitions
ANN MASSEY O'REGAN tells us of 13 Irish superstitions we should be aware of - just in case!

Halloween monsters crawl out from real Irish folklore

ANN MASSEY O’REGAN gets us ready for Halloween with these real life monsters from Ireland's folklore

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

Welsh funeral
CLAIRE BARRAND tells us how to bury your dead in Wales and the superstitions and rituals that remain today.

5 deadly Welsh curses that could destroy your life

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

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