Pages tagged with Folklore

The story of Mercy Brown and the belief of vampires has been a point of interest and inspiration to the famous Dracula author Bram Stoker and horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. The well-known legend has also drawn in paranormal investigators and ghost hunters who in the past have visited t...
Maine offers a deep history filled with mystery, intrigue and ghostly sightings, and the five midcoast Maine towns of Bath, Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor, Camden, and Damariscotta are no exception. In fact historic sites that have a background for housing orbs, manifestations, apparition...
Visitors and staff admit that the museum is highly active with ghosts, spirits and orbs that make their appearance known through sight and sound almost daily. A slamming door, objects moving, pictures being thrown and heavy footsteps are just a normal part of the day at the museum and...
The dark hollow of Thurmond, West Virginia was once considered one of the greatest railroad towns along the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. It is now considered one of the most haunted.
Cites Family Meals as Opportunities for Tracing Your Roots
There are many versions of folk tales , my source is an eighteenth century book, only 500 copies of which were printed. I was loaned one by the owners of an estate on the Kintyre peninsula, West Scotland. In most versions the captain of the ship that rescues Kirwan is named John Nisbe...
Forks are great when doing what we love doing, yes eating!An invention has been brought forward by the Hapilabs family and this might revolutionize the expectations of eating habits and eating healthy.
A quirky and highly personal retelling of the Scottish folk tale of Sawney Bean, an Edinburgh orphan boy who ran away to take up a career as an outlaw, with gruesome consequences. The underground city mentioned in the story exists beneath Edinburgh’s Auld Toon (Old Town) but my ver...
Although a visitor to Newfoundland today would not encounter the customs or sayings that could be found here sixty years ago, there are still those who continue the old ways. The Queen’s English might in some cases, remind one more of the days of the first Queen Elizabeth, than that...
A short description of a Transylvanian folk ballad, the plot of which was taken by other cultures.
Thanks to Pandora, humanity continues to have hope. That hope is not, however, always realized.
A long time ago in a village lived a family consisting of father, mother and a beautiful teenage girl named garlic. They are a happy family. Although garlic dad just ordinary traders, but they live in harmony and peace. But one day the mother garlic ill and eventually died. Garlic is ...
Prabu Tapa Agung had led a kingdom in West Java for a long time. He was getting old and therefore wanted to choose a successor.
This is a story-poem for small children, 4-8. It may help to remember things in sequence. This is the translation of folklore in Kerala.
On request by a friend, I wrote this little poem that has a sinister tone involved. Based off of a certain piece of folklore that I decided to briefly look into, I made a poem off of my research about what it was. I'll give a "thumbs up" to whoever figures out what I'm talking about. ...
A Leap Year Tradition, on February 29th, can strike fear in the hearts of men as the tables are turned, and woman are allowed the 'Ladies Privilege' to propose to the man of their desire..Folklore perhaps, but in this month of Love, tradition can still play out its role in history.
Folklore in my country is highly superstitious and some of them are frightening. Here we look at a few ...don't get too scared reading this.
The Inuit story of Skeleton Woman is all about making friends with the dark side, and in the process transforming ourselves.
The Native Americans were great believers in Sacred Spirits and the power of dreams, so produced a web to catch them in....The bad dreams were caught tight within the web, and the good dreams could gently pass through...
Garlic arouses strong feelings, it is either loved with a passion or hated with a passion
Today Kyongju is called Korea’s “Culture City” or Museum without Walls.” Kyongju City, with a population of 100,000, still maintains the traditional Korean architectural style of housing, which is hard to find in other regions of the country. Farmers work in the fields where...
Garlic is not only great for flavouring food, known as the 'wonder drug' it has been credited with the ability to cure anything from the common cold to the bubonic plague.
An ancient mythology about a pair of star crossed couple.
A love story that lasted for thousand of years. Every year they meet once on a bridge that is lining up with magpies. Love still strong even until today. Here is the story.
If it is the Lord's wish, He will facilitate my plans, but if I am tardy in my agenda, while allowing time to pass by while I get fat and lazy of the things of this world, I shall be unsuccessful in my plans.
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