Category: Folklore

Slavonic Slacic mythology

Perun the Slavonic thundergod

As the pagan revival continues at full speed, interest in the ancient European gods and nature beings is also growing in the eastern half of Europe. Folklorist W.R.S. Ralston left us interesting data in...

black cat ghost

Cat and Cock Phantoms and Mysteries

Next to dogs, goats, toads and horses, cats and cocks, especially the black ones are surrounded by superstitions, mysteries, legends and ghost tales. The cat, as appears from many legends, easily holds the place...

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...