Who is Yuki-Onna? The Snow Woman?

Yuki Onna - Japanese Mythology Snow Woman

We recently wrote about the “Slit-Mouthed Woman” in Japanese folklore, Kuchisake-onna, and today we’re discussing a similar spirit entity known as Yuki-onna. She is one of the most widely known yōkai throughout Japan and is a key feature in many folk tales across the country.  But who exactly is Yuki-onna? What did she look like? … Read more

Who is Kuchisake-Onna? The Slit-Mouthed Woman in Japanese Folklore

Kuchisake-onna - slit mouthed woman

There are some seriously creepy creatures in Japanese folklore, such as Jorōgumo and Tsuchigumo, but the one creature that seems to scare deeper than the rest is kuchisake-onna.  If you haven’t come across this dread-inducing entity before, then you may wish you had never seeked her out, Kuchisake-Onna is renowned within Japanese folklore for haunting … Read more

Who is Jenny Greenteeth? English Folklore

Jenny Greenteeth - English Folklore

In the north-west of England, a vicious and malevolent witch-like creature called Jenny Greenteeth haunts unsuspecting victims and is feared by all who know of her.  But who exactly is Jenny Greenteeth? What does she look like? And what is the background of this English folktale? Who is Jenny Greenteeth? Jenny Greenteeth, sometimes known as … Read more

Who are the 12 Olympian Gods and Goddesses in Greek Mythology

12 Olympian Gods and Goddesses

In total, there were around 400 deities that existed in ancient Greece, some of which are better known than others.  The most famous of them are the 12 Olympian gods and goddesses who resided on Mount Olympus and were ruled by the King of the Gods, Zeus.  Read on for an overview of these 12 … Read more

10 Important and Famous Greek Mythology Statues

10 famous Greek mythology statues

The cultural influence of Greek mythology on Western civilization is extensive and significant. Their love of beauty and the arts has been passed on through societies through hymns, poems, literary texts, and other writings.  Some of the most impressive representations of ancient Greece come in sculpted and pictorial form. In fact, Greek mythology statues were … Read more

5 Scary Creatures in Persian Mythology

Scary Persian Mythology monsters

Persian mythology is rich with weird and wonderful creatures and monsters. Some of them, however, have a malevolent nature.  Here are 5 of the scariest creatures from Persian mythology.  RELATED: 5 terrifying female monsters from Greek mythology What are the scariest creatures in Persian mythology? 5. The Manticore The manticore is a ferocious creature whose … Read more

What is the Black Annis in English Folklore?

Who is Black Annis

We recently wrote a bogeyman-esque mythical creature from Inuit mythology called the Qalupalik, but it is not the only monster that preys on misbehaving children. In English folklore, there is another bogeyman-like monster known as the Black Annis.  This witch-like creature is believed to have preyed upon children for hundreds of years, eating their flesh … Read more