Isis was the Egyptian Goddess who had the power to bring her dead lover back to life. How did she come to be known as a Protector of the Dead? Read on!
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.
Was Theseus the perfect hero? Why was the Parthenon dedicated to Athena and not other Greek Gods? Knowing these 10 Greek myths would make your Greek vacation far more evocative and memorable.
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!
Stories are told of the Kuri, terrifying ethereal creatures which lurk around unmarked graves, waiting for their next victim.
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!
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.
Skinwalkers are well known as being one of the most terrifying and formidable beings of Native American legend, but they are often misrepresented. They are very different from the usual beasts and monsters discussed throughout most of popular culture.
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.
Visiting China soon for holiday? Here are 10 of the most popular and beloved Chinese myths to know for the perfect vacation in China.
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.
Mythological goddess are just as vital to traditions and customs as their male counterparts. Madder-Akka is a prime example. Her unique task was to inspire names for newborns, but she was a lot more to the ancient people of the Lapland and Baltic regions.
Bloody Mary is among the most famous entities in US folklore and urban legends, but little is known of the origins and meaning of her tale or of the frightening ritual associated with her.