What are the Cottingley Fairies – British Folklore

What are the Cottingley Fairies

Everyone wants to believe that fairies are real, and for a short time in West Yorkshire, in a village called Cottingley, photographs seemed to suggest that two young cousins had photographed their existence in the early 1900s.  The Cottingley Fairies garnered wide public interest in the United Kingdom, and even instigated a response from the … Read more

What is a Kobalos in Greek Mythology

What is a Kobalos - Greek mythology

There are many mischievous creatures in Greek mythology, some were outright evil while others were depicted in a more tame manner. A Kobalos is one that falls in the former category.  The Kobaloi are sprites (supernatural entities) that were prevalent in many Greek legends, often being found in the company of Dionysus. Read to find … Read more

The Semerwater Myth – An Underwater Town in North Yorkshire

The Semerwater Myth - Yorkshire mythology

Everyone has heard of the great underwater metropolis of Atlantis in Greek mythology, but to the people of North Yorkshire, there may be a mystical underwater city closer to home. The Semerwater myth tells the story of a prosperous city found at the bottom of the large lake.  But how did the story begin? What … Read more

What is Tsuchigumo? Yōkai in Japanese Mythology

What is Tsuchigumo in Japanese mythology

Tsuchigumo is part of a class of supernatural entities in Japanese mythology known as Yōkai. Tsuchigumo is a large spider-like creature and is one of the best known of the Yōkai in the whole of Japanese folklore.  But what exactly is Tsuchigumo? What are its origins? And where does it live? Read on to learn … Read more

Who Was The Twin of Artemis? Facts about the Greek Goddess

Who was the twin of Artemis

Artemis was a much revered goddess in ancient Greek times, and she represented many different things. From childbirth and chastity, to hunting and wild animals, Artemis’ influence over ancient Greek inhabitants was far-reaching.  The twin of Artemis was also a highly influential and revered figure in ancient Greece. But who exactly was the twin of … Read more

Who is Mother Shipton? English Mythology

Who is Mother Shipton in Yorkshire Mythology

Mother Shipton is a legendary soothsayer in England mythology who was said to hail from Knaresborough, Yorkshire. The witch, who many folk tales describe as being hideously ugly, is still a common feature of folk tales in North Yorkshire, and much of Knaresborough’s tourism is centred around her.  But who exactly is Mother Shipton? Where … Read more

Who is Leutogi? Polynesian Mythology

Leutogi - Polynesian Goddess of Bats

Leutogi is a key figure in Polynesian mythology, originating from the Samoan Islands. The story of the goddess is an interesting one with lessons and morals to be learned from it.  Read on to find out more about Leutogi the Polynesian goddess of bats.  MORE LIKE THIS: Who is the Inuit tickling Demon? The story … Read more