This Filipino legend of the sweet smelling cestrum nocturnum known as night blooming jasmine will make you want the plant in your garden. Why is the scent of the night blooming jasmine strongest at night? Here's why according to this beautiful legend.
The Goose Girl is a fairy tale written by Jacob and William Grimm. It's a story of a stolen identity, the power of a given word and the justice winning over injustice.
How seasons and cycles are represented in Irish mythology and folklore.
In the Pre-Christian Lapland, one God had one power...but it was the most important one. Here is a brief description of Madder-Acha, the god of Humanity.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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