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.
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.
Young men were warned, but many didn't listen. The Rusalki is out there waiting in the depth of some river ready to lure an unsuspecting boy/man into the raging torrent and to certain death.
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.
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."
A short fairy tale about how the peacock came to be the glorious and respected symbol it has been in folklore and legend.
How seasons and cycles are represented in Irish mythology and folklore.
There are many moon superstitions and myths, many of them very ancient. We are fascinated by lunar lore, so come and explore how our ancestors saw the Moon and the stories they created around it
Jack Frost is the most famous personification of winter, and the impish, mischievous Jack uses ice to create and to have fun.