Category: Mythology & Folklore

July 21, 2020

Amarok: The Demon Wolf of The Arctic Regions

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 modern day fiction, others still […]

June 8, 2020

Kobolds: The Mischievous Goblin Creatures of Folklore

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 become a burden. Angering a […]

June 7, 2020

Aztlan: The Mythical Lost Land of The Aztecs

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 Camelot in other parts of […]

May 19, 2020

The Life of Folklorist Andrew Lang

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 famous by works that he […]

May 16, 2020

The Legend of Kiyohime The Japanese Ghost

Japan is renowned as a country steeped in mythology and folklore. It has been passed down throughout the generations and has given us some truly amazing, and creepy stories. However, many of these stories are unknown to westerners. One of the most famous Japanese stories, is of Kiyohime, the Japanese ghost. Japanese mythology embraces Buddhist […]

April 14, 2020

The Myth Surrounding Gustave, the African Mega Crocodile

As the largest freshwater predator in Africa, the Nile crocodile is one of the continent’s top predators. The crocodiles have earned themselves a fearsome reputation throughout history, but one in particular stands out as the most feared. A mega-croc known as Gustave is said to be the most prolific, swimming through rivers and covering vast […]

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