Category Archives: Myth

Christmas Before Christ: Yule & Other Northern European Traditions

A look at Slavic, Baltic, Celtic & Germanic Christmas-time traditions and their similarities and origins, with an especial focus on Yule, as well as the nature of Santa Claus. […]

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The Many Gods of Yoruba Lore

Check out Rogue History on @PBS Origins : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuT35… In recent years we have seen a very welcome uptick in the number of fantasy books inspired by West African folklore. The Afrofuturism and Africanfuturism movements have paved the way for … Continue reading

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The Killer Origins of the Werewolf | Monstrum

Long before a full moon could transform a human into a beast, the werewolf was present across the literature, lore, and mythologies of ancient Europe. Whether a punishment for the wicked, a cure for the unlucky, or a blessing for … Continue reading

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Trick Or Treat! The Fascinating Etymology Of Halloween!

All Hallows Eve? Well that’s a quaint word. Even if some hardly consider it a holiday, it’s in the name! And did you know that holy, whole and health share a common origin? Watch to find out more, like and … Continue reading

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The History Of Halloween – Halloween Traditions Explained

Today we look at the history of Halloween and examine how it’s changed over the years. If you enjoy mythology and folklore and want to learn more. Please consider subscribing to the channel to keep up to date with all … Continue reading

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The Oldest Myths of Death and the Secret of Immortality

The oldest stories of death are some of the oldest stories we know, and can tell us how our ancestors thought of the moment their loved ones life ended. This is a look at some of the myths from this … Continue reading

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