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

An Introduction to Latvian Mythology – World Mythology Series

Latvian Mythology

Latvian mythology is as rich and diverse as they come, with its own gods, beings, concepts, and history. In this post we’ll delve into the history of Latvian folklore, and take a closer look at where it all began, what are the most famous stories, and how it is relevant in modern society.  Read on … Read more

Who is Angrboda in Norse Mythology? The Giantess Grief-Bringer

Angrboda Norse Mythology

Angrboda is a regular feature in Norse myths, and she has an important role in the stories of some of the most well-known figures in the mythology.  But who exactly is Angrboda? Who is her family, where does she live, and why is she associated with grief? Read on to learn all about Angrboda.  MORE … Read more

How Does Circe Help Odysseus?

How does Circe help Odysseus

Circe is a minor goddess and very powerful enchantress in Greek mythology. She is the daughter of the sun god Helios and the ocean-nymph Perse.  Circe is present in many Greek legends, but perhaps her most widely-known appearance in Greek mythology is her encounter with Odysseus in Homer’s Odyssey. But how does Circe help Odysseus? … Read more

What is Jorōgumo? Yōkai in Japanese folklore

What is Jorogumo - Japanese Mythology

Of the many Yōkai in Japanese mythology, Jorōgumo is one of the most famous of them all. This mythical creature is typically depicted as a large spider monster that can shapeshift into the form of an enchanting woman.  But what exactly is Jorōgumo? Read on to find out all about it.  MORE LIKE THIS: What … Read more

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