Folklore

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

Top 10 most disturbing Welsh folk legends

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

Welsh Dragons: Everything you need to know

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

Britain’s strangest food-related superstitions

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CLAIRE BARRAND discusses folklore in the kitchen and the rules we must follow to ensure we don't have back luck!

Boggart Hole Clough – what is a Boggart?

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boggart hole clough - what is a boggart?
BECKY KEANE tells us about the Legend of Boggart Hole Clough in Manchester

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

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

7 Reasons to visit mysterious Beaghmore Stone Circles in Northern Ireland

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Beaghmore Stone Circles
Guest writer DARLA MOORE explains why Beaghmore Stone Circles in County Tyrone is an amazing place to visit

How to use the Witch’s Rosary

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witch's rosary, witches rosary
Rosary beads aren’t something that is just limited to the Christian faith as PHILIP DAVIES finds out

Arthur, King of the Dead

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JON KANEKO-JAMES visits King Arthur's adventures in the Underworld

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: Are Scottish Vampires more deadly?

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Baobhan Sith
ROSE GARNETT reveals the terrifying Baobhan Sith - the Scottish brand of vampires that would leave their Transylvanian cousins for dead

The Legend of Mitchell’s Fold Stone Circle

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

Piseóg – The Curse of the Irish?

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Piseogs
ANN O’REGAN says eggs - piseogs - are at the core of evil Irish folk magick!

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

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Walpurgis Night aka Walpurgisnacht
Walpurgis Night - 30th April - is a spooky event named after a British saint

Changelings Fairies, The Darker Side of Irish Fairy Lore

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

The Brag, don’t ride the shape-shifting Devil Horse!

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The Brag
JON KANEKO-JAMES tells us about shape-shifting devil horses from the north of England

What are Cornish Knockers of Cornwall’s Tin Mines?

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Cornish Knockers are tiny creatures who live deep inside the dark tunnels of Cornwall's tin mines, L.H. DAVIES reports

England’s 6 most terrifying historic vampire cases

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

Yeth Hounds, Lost Souls of Dartmoor, born of blood and misery

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Yeth Hound
JON KANEKO-JAMES explores the vicious legend of the Yeth Hounds - spirits of unborn babies and the lost

Ireland’s Fairy Forts and the Curse of Tara

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AMY VAN CASTEELE looks at how the legends of the Sidhe, the mystical people of fairy mounds, still grip Ireland

How Finn McCool made the Giant’s Causeway

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This Saint Patrick's Day, JANET QUINLIVAN tells the story behind one of Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway

The Duergar – The Dwarves of Simonside Hills

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LEE D. MUNRO says beware frightful dwarves when travelling through Simonside Hills in Northumberland

Otta F Swire, Scotland’s Forgotten Folklorist

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Otta Swire, Otta F Swire
MJ STEEL COLLINS looks at the little known Scottish author Otta F Swire and her amazing Herbridean folktales

The Evil Ghost Vicar of Ratcliff Wharf

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St Anne's Church, Limehouse
EDDIE BRAZIL looks at the construction of urban folklore horror in the form of a murderous vicar from London's east end

Fairy Shock Troop of Ireland

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ANN MASSEY O'REGAN tells us why you should always have a piece of iron in your pocket should you cross the Slua Sidhe in Ireland.

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Shrewsbury: 5 Haunted Places to Visit

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Shrewsbury is an ancient, medieval town with a spooky, haunted feel. Here are 5 of its most haunted places to visit.