Many folktales are concerned with magical tales of heroism and grandeur. Young people head out on a journey of discovery that makes them a better person. They vanquish evil, help others, and make the world a better place. In the end, the dashing young man usually gets the beautiful girl, and everyone lives happily ever after. However, some folktales not only don’t have happy endings, but can be downright disturbing. Many of the tales in Scandinavian folklore are grim, and some are completely terrifying. Continue reading
Due to the popularity of various films such as Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Twilight and Lord of the rings we have seen an increase in people who want to sleep with a mythological being in an intimate fashion. Listed below are several mythological beings, of various sorts, and why you would definitely not want to date them.
And if you think that having a fetish for monsters and strange beings from mythology is just harmless weirdness – you probably haven’t met a Twilight fan. Continue reading
The witch hunting craze that swept through northern Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries was the result of a mixture of genuine superstition and religious fervor combined with political motivations and paranoia. Peasants and nobles alike looked to supernatural causes for storms and diseases, but they also saw the trials as ways to gain office or wealth by eliminating their rivals. The condemned witches and sorcerers were accused of horrifying crimes like intercourse with the devil and killing infants. During the trials their confessions were often extracted by violent means. The neurotic atmosphere of Europe throughout this time period led to more executions than acquittals. Continue reading
In the past, we’ve seen lists about all sorts of mythological creatures, including a list specifically about Filipino monsters. However, Japanese folklore seems to be a class apart from the rest of the world when it comes to supernatural beings that are bizarrely specific or simply insane. Here are a handful of the most unusual creatures from Japan. Continue reading
Bloody Mary is a folklore legend consisting of a ghost, phantom or spirit conjured to reveal the future. She is said to appear in a mirror when her name is called three times. The Bloody Mary apparition may be benign or malevolent, depending on historic variations of the legend. The Bloody Mary appearances are mostly “witnessed” in group participation games. Continue reading