We have known for thousands of years that bees are important to human society, so it’s not surprising that we have built up a body of folklore surrounding them.
Wreaking havoc, tempting monks into bad behaviour, and other general mischief, the Abbey Lubber is one fairy that won't be tamed with bread and honey!
Nine plague gods and demons who have terrified Mankind since antiquity. Are modern epidemics still the handiwork of these dreaded beings?
10 popular and beloved Chinese myths to know before visiting China. Familiarity with the gods and heroes in these legends will make your holiday much more meaningful.
Ireland's Mer-folk often interact with us simple mortals. But beware, for Merrows may have a tendency to collect human souls!
Was Theseus the perfect hero? Why was the Parthenon dedicated to Athena? Knowing these Greek myths will make your Greek vacation far more memorable
What is a Wendigo? A Native American legend also depicted in movies and books, the Wendigo is a beastly spirit with an insatiable appetite for human flesh.
Even Dracula will keep away from these nine terrifying East Asian vampires. Horrifically, many of these specifically prey on children.
Alien Big Cats, or ABCs, are commonly sighted throughout the world, but especially in the United Kingdom. The Beast of Bodmin Moor and the Beast of Buchan are two of the more well known ABCs said to roam throughout the UK.
There are various gods of healing from world mythologies and religions that humans have long sought protection from. Several of the nine outlined here are still actively worshiped.
The love story of Eros and Psyche is well known in Greek mythology. Many know the story as Beauty and the Beast. It's a tale of lovers and a mother-in-law.
Ares is the Greek god known for war and fighting, and was honored by the Romans as well. But many people do not know that Ares was first a dancer, and a long time lover of Aphrodite, with whom he had four children. Ares is the typical working guy next door that we all know!
A jack o'lantern is a carved and lighted Halloween pumpkin. It's also a name for the mysterious light that appears near the surface of a wetland.
Dragons are well known in Greek mythology. There are four dragon-like beasts more well-known than all the rest — Typhon, the father of all monsters, Lernaean Hydra, whose heads multiply, Python, who lives in the center of the earth, and Ladon, guardian of the Golden Apples.
Armed with a magical mantle, a pipe, and timpan, this Chief among the Aos Sí would come each year at Samhain to burn Tara. Were there any among the men of Ireland that could stop him?