In some myths of the Algonquian tribes of North America, there is a mythological creature – Wendigo – that takes different forms. It is a cannibal, a monster, when there is nothing left to eat, it starves to death. When it sees something, it wants to own it. No one else can have anything. This illness feeds on a spiritual void.
A white roach seems to be the cherry of the cake among folk tales. The most popular one locally is that upon seeing a white roach, a colony of normal roaches will be guided by the white roach either to infest a house or to leave it. The second most popular tale is that a white roach is rarely seen because it is the queen of roaches and lives in a colony underground...
Every culture has its fair share of mythological creatures. From ghost stories whispered around a campfire to cautionary tales told to keep children in check, people have been creating myths for centuries.
The Olympic Games has been regarded, from time immemorial, to be the pinnacle of all sporting events. Facts and fiction, regarding its origin, blur— leaving behind tales which are almost as spectacular and engaging as the Games themselves.
Medieval bestiaries were hugely popular works that told the stories of not only animals, but also plants, rocks, and fantastic creatures that people living in Europe could only dream of. Most came out of the 12th and 13th centuries but took their inspiration from writers as far back as Isidore of Seville and Pliny. The bestiaries were often illustrated, and the resulting manuscripts are some of the most brilliantly illuminated books of the time.
Germany has a Hall of Fame. This is something I never knew until I went on a river cruise earlier in the summer. On the Danube River, we passed the imposing building that looked like the Parthenon in Athens. The day before, we visited the monument to German nationalism, the Niederwald, and were told that...
Many discoveries are truly remarkable, revolutionizing history and science. Others, on the other hand, are not even true discoveries. They are just ordinary, everyday things that due to people’s limited perception have been mistakenly identified as something extraordinary.
From rock-dwelling giants to mermaids and seals who steal the hearts of local women, Scotland’s islands are still alive today with tales of their supernatural pasts.
John Rutledge was taking a stroll in a field near Newbridge, Wales, when he started taking photos - but it was not until he reviewed his work that he noticed what appeared to be tiny winged creatures.
Despite modern skepticism regarding fairies, weird, perplexing encounters and sightings continue to be reported.
We all admire and respect medical experts for their knowledge and ability to help us overcome various sicknesses and diseases. We forget, however, that doctors are only human and as capable of mistakes as the rest of us.
From bayous covered in Spanish moss to the rugged foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the American South presents a legend-haunted landscape replete with many ghosts, ghouls, and monstrosities. Like the rest of America, the South is a repository of European, African, and Latin American folktales, all of which have been given a Southern flavor over the generations. Currently, the South is a hotbed of paranormal activity and supernatural sightings.
From ‘little people’ to shape shifters, Lucy Tulugarjuk shares the encounters she’s had with some of the North’s most fascinating otherworldly entities
"It’s an oft-reported, can-you-even-believe-it fact that many people in Iceland still believe in the possible existence of elves."
In recent years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has characterized the Norse as majestic beings whose adventures are purposeful and dramatic. In the or
Jack may have been climbing that beanstalk for more than 5,000 years
I have written about and reported a few fairy-like being encounters over the years...including a leprechaun or two. There are also legends of the 'Tommyknockers' in mining areas worked by Irish immigrants throughout North America. After I received the inquiry I looked back through my files, including a few journals I had kept from the 1970's. I did manage to find an odd anecdote that was told to me by a friend-of-a-friend in 1976 while in Philadelphia.
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Most folks in town described Anita Perkins with peculiar detail. A few could talk about Anita for up to three hours without repeating a story, many could hold an audience while three consecutive beers were consumed at Taylor's Saloon, but just about everyone held onto one story or another that they could tell to a traveling relative or at a convention three states away.
Some mythical creatures have their origin in tradition and tales from the distant past. However, each culture is associated with a multitude of interesting and odd creatures, many of these beings are humanoids. One of these legendary humanoids is the Rakshasa.