The Panchatantra Five Principles of ancient India is a collection of fables originally written in Sanskrit. It is believed to have been written by Vishnu Sharma.
How seasons and cycles are represented in Irish mythology and folklore.
A short fairy tale about how the peacock came to be the glorious and respected symbol it has been in folklore and legend.
Hercules is a mythical hero of ancient Greek mythology who slew dragons—Hydra, Ladon, and another one in Troy—among other feats of strength and bravery, including the "12 Labors of Hercules."
In the Pre-Christian Laplands of Finland, one God had one power...but it was the most important one. Here is a brief description of Madder Atcha, the god of Humanity.
Myths and legends of plants and flowers are captivating and full of adventure. This Filipino legend of the sweet smelling night blooming jasmine is no different. Why is the scent of the night blooming jasmine strongest at night? Here's why according to this beautiful legend.
Norse Mythology has many giants, big and small. Sometimes cast as villains or heroes, these deities played a pivotal role in Nordic mythology and literature. Here's a brief history of giants.
Cultural anthropology of Armenian old wives tales, superstitions, and folk beliefs. Insights into western Armenian beliefs about sex, Christianity, fertility, luck, and evil, before WWI.
Ever wonder why a baker's dozen is thirteen and not twelve? Maybe you never knew the old Christmas story involved a witch...here is another installment of Tales of American Witches.
If you've read the comic books or seen the Thor films, you'll recognize the Aesir. The God of Thunder was one of them. Here is an overview of one of two groups of Norse Gods.