What is Itsumade – The Monstrous Japanese Bird

What is the Itsumade in Japanese Folklore

Japanese folklore is home to many eerie and mysterious creatures, none more so than the monstrous looking bird – Itsumade.  But what exactly is the itsumade? And where does the story come from? Read on to learn everything about the Japanese mythology bird.  MORE LIKE THIS:  What are Gwisin in Korean mythology? What is the … Read more

What is the Cult of Dionysus? Greek Mythology Mysteries

What is the Cult of Dionysus.

Greek mythology is abrim with mysterious groups and factions, and none more so than the Cult of Dionysus.  This cult dates back as early as Mycenaean Greece and was a regular feature throughout the history of Ancient Greece.  Here, we’ll take a deeper look at exactly what the Cult of Dionysius was. When was it … Read more

What is Ceffyl Dŵr? Welsh Mythology’s Mysterious Water Horse

What is the Ceffyl Dŵr

Welsh mythology is home to many interesting folk tales and mythical creatures. Some of the most notable examples include the Coraniaid, demons who were slain by Llud and Llefelys, and Afanc, a lake-dwelling monster that has been described in multiple forms.  One of the lesser known creatures in Welsh mythology is Ceffyl Dŵr, a mythical … Read more

What is the Mahaha? The Story of the Inuit Mythology Demon

What is the Mahaha

We recently wrote about the Amarok, a gigantic and fierce wolf in Inuit mythology that preys upon humans who hunt alone at night. Here we’re sticking with Inuit mythology, and will learn about the Mahaha, a maniacal demon that haunts much of the Arctic region.  Read on to learn all about the Mahaha.  MORE LIKE … Read more

What is a Satyr? The History of the Mythological Nature Spirits

What is a Satyr

The word ‘satyr’ is often encountered in modern interpretations of mythology and fantasy media, but not many know about the history of the creature. So, what is a satyr? Read on to find out.  Related: What are the Aeternae? What is a Satyr?  A satyr is a male nature spirit in Greek mythology that is … Read more

What is the Oozlum Bird? The Australian and British Legendary Creature

What is the Oozlum Bird

The Oozlum Bird is a mythical creature found in British and Australian folklore that is said to display ridiculous behaviour, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Indeed, it is perhaps best known to British audiences for being at the centre of the Carry On Up the Jungle film of 1970, where it is said to … Read more

What are the Aeternae? Obscure Greek Monsters

What are the Aeternae

The Aeternae were legendary mythical creatures in ancient Greek folklore that were first described by Alexander the Great during his travels with his army. But what exactly are the Aeternae? What do they look like? Where were they found? How do you pronounce it?  Read on to learn more about the mythical Greek creatures called … Read more

Pasiphae and the Bull. Why Did They Mate?

Pasiphae and the bull - Pompeii Fresco

In Greek mythology, Pasiphae was the daughter of the personification of the Sun, Helios. Pasiphae was immortal, and as a queen of Crete, but she is perhaps best known for her relationship with a bull, and for being the mother of the mythical creature, the Minotuar.  Read on to learn about Pasiphae and the bull. … Read more