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

What is the Crocotta? Indian Mythology Beast

What is the crocotta - Indian mythology.

The crocotta is a mythical creature in Indian mythology that is a dog-wolf hybrid. The beast is said to haunt the rainforests of India and Ethiopia, where it lures humans and dogs to their death.  It is an intelligent and cunning creature, and is a prominent feature in many mythological tales throughout time. Read on … Read more

What is a Manticore? The Persian Legendary Creature

What is a Manticore - Persian Mythology

The manticore is a legendary creature from Persian and Greek mythology that is depicted as a mixture of many different animals, most commonly with the body of a lion and the head of a man. In this respect, it is often compared with the sphinx of Egyptian mythology.  MORE LIKE THIS: Itsumade: The tale of … Read more