Quantcast

Latest English folklore Stories

2014-12-18 12:24:11

TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, along with Ms.

2014-07-21 08:29:30

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: All over the country, tiny doors have been popping up in trees, bringing to life the

2014-04-30 12:22:25

Robin Hood, Philanthropic and Nonprofit Leaders Come Together with the White House's Joining Forces Initiative to launch the Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge WASHINGTON, April

2014-04-02 08:32:29

NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Robin Hood announced the release of the Poverty Tracker survey results, developed in partnership with Columbia University's Population Research


Latest English folklore Reference Libraries

Spring Heeled Jack
2014-01-20 08:58:32

Spring-heeled Jack comes from the Victorian era of Great Britain and is part of the English folklore. Sightings were reported all over Great Britain, but most frequently in London, the Midlands, and Scotland. His name was derived from his ability to make astounding leaps and was very popular as an urban legend. He was described as being tall and thin with clawed hands, and glowing red eyes. Several reports state that he was able to spew out blue and white flames from his mouth. The...

Hellhound
2013-10-07 06:39:39

A hellhound is a supernatural canine that is found in folklore and mythology in almost every culture around the world. It is said that some guard the entrances of the dead like grave yards and burial grounds and are often associated with the afterlife. It is also thought that if you see a hellhound or hear it howl, it is an omen of death. Some are claimed to hunt souls or guard supernatural treasures. A term used for describing a hellhound is “Bearer of Death”. They were believed to...

Black Shuck
2013-08-13 11:14:42

The Black Shuck is the name of a large ghostly black dog from folklore in the British Isles. Other names consist of Old Shuck, Old Shock, and Shuck. It is said that it roams around the coastline and countryside of East Anglia. The origins of the name “Shuck” come from the word scucca, which means “demon”. Or it could have derived from a local word “shucky” which means “shaggy” or “hairy”. The Black Shuck is classified as a cryptid with a variety of accounts and...

More Articles (3 articles) »
Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.