Stories of terrifying creatures are found in the folklore of most countries. Some of these creatures are similar throughout different cultures – none more so than the vampire. Although the vampire has taken on many forms throughout the centuries, especially with the influence of pop culture, the vampire has given
History remembers Agnes Waterhouse as one of the most dominant witches during the Tudor dynasty. She was the first woman to be put to death for witchcraft in England. In 1566, Agnes Waterhouse was accused of witchcraft and two other women; Elizabeth Francis and Joan Waterhouse, Agnes’ 18-years old daughter.
In September 2020, 13 well stacked coffins were uncovered in the desert necropolis of Saqqara, south of Cairo. The coffins were well preserved, and the 2,500 year old designs were still visible – displaying intricate artwork painted in blue, gold, white, black and red. The 13 coffins of Saqqara were
At the medieval burial site of England’s King Richard III, archeologists made a startling discovery. Near to where the king was buried, there was another coffin, which initially puzzled excavators. What they found is essentially a coffin within a coffin. The outer sarcophagus was made of stone, while the remains
Stories of animals both real and fictional have been passed down to us for generations. Some of these stories seem too imaginative, and are obviously fictional, but some seem to bare some truth, and actually, may be based on true accounts. While some mythical creatures still have a place in
Numerous goblin-like creatures can be found in the folklore of various cultures, one of which is the European Kobold. According to sources, the kobold is a small, pointy-eared, goblin-like creature with a mischievous spirit. Initially, the Kobold is helpful, and has good intentions, but is easily angered and can quickly
The Aztecs have puzzled and intrigued researchers for centuries, and the origins of the Aztec people is still a mystery. Mythical lands throughout various cultures have come and gone – including for the Aztecs. They have stories of their own mythical land, lost in time just like Atlantis, Lyonesse and
Andrew Lang was a folklorist, poet, novelist, editor, translator, compiler, biographer, essayist, and literary critic who contributed heavily to anthropology. He is well known as a collector of fairy and folk tales. Despite being a professional author who has contributed much to history, anthropology, and mythology; Andrew Lang is made