Category: Folklore

banshee

Banshee

A banshee, banshie or bean si is a supernatural female creature of Irish Celtic mythology, considered a magician or messenger of the Other World (sidh). It is comparable to other mythological creatures in Europe...

Black phantom dog

Black dog apparitions

Black dog is often used as a synonym for ghost dog, though some phantom dogs are white instead of black. Black dogs have been reported from almost all the counties of England, the exceptions...

animal ghost

Animal ghosts and apparitions

Animal ghosts can actually be the ghosts of deceased animals, like more than one owner of a cat or dog who passed away can testify. Yet in folklore apparitions in the shape of animals...

Herbs of the Devil

The association between flowers and the Fairies, Pixies, or Elves was regarded vas very intimate. Therefore, it is not surprising to find that the King of Fairies, Puck, has a plant specially dedicated to...

russian vampire

The real vampire in Russia and Slavonic countries

Vampire stories or stories of animated corpses were numerous in Russian and Slavonic folklore, all of them based on the same belief—that in certain cases the dead, in a material shape, leave their graves...

Knut_Ekwall_Fisherman_and_The_Siren (water sprite)

Sprite

The word Sprite is derived from the Latin spiritus (“spirit”), via the French esprit. Variations on the term include spright and the Celtic Spriggan. The term is chiefly used in regard to elves and...

mountain spirits haunt mines

Mountain spirits

Mountain spirit (lat.: daemon subterraneus, “underground demon”; besides also daemon metallicus “mine demon”) is the generic term for different mythical creatures, which are to be found in mines or in the mountains. Especially in...