Folklore

Nine Haunted Castles for Halloween

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Has this Halloween inspired you to check in to some spooky accommodation? Europe is home to a number of historic castles converted to luxury hotels and gourmet restaurants. Autumn and Winter presents the perfect time of year to discover some local history and check in to these unique hotels.

Are You Prejudiced Towards Roma and Travellers, Or Are You Right? A Five-Step Checklist

Peter McGuire | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Peter McGuire

Did you instantly believe that the Roma had abducted any of the three children taken from their families in Ireland or Greece this month? Pause a moment. Have a look at yourself. Why did you believe it?

Do Roma 'Gypsies' Really Abduct Children?

Peter McGuire | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK
Peter McGuire

Old and contemporary European folklore is full of stories about Roma, Europe's most vilified minority, abducting children. In Ireland, the Travellers, an indigenous ethnic minority, sometimes represent the abducting bogey. Where did this myth come from, and why do people still believe it?

Robin Hood Was 'Freedom Fighter Attacking The French'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Robin Hood did not rob from the rich to feed the poor in Sherwood Forest, he was a freedom fighter attacking French invaders in Kent, a historian has ...

Planet Appetite: 3rd Annual Parade of a Thousand Polleras in Las Tablas, Panama, is Spectacular

Rupert Parker | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The Pollera is the women's national costume in Panama and, for this year's parade of "Mil Polleras", over 11,000 dressed up to take part. Even the President was there.

Once in a Blue Moon

Rita Pal | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Tech
Rita Pal

The blue moon appears on Friday 31 August 2012. "The moon will turn full Friday, the second time since its first full appearance Aug 2 this year.

Elves and Other Folk

Viki Imrie | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Viki Imrie

Some important things to remember when visiting Iceland: never throw a stone in case you hit an elf, don't knit on the doorstep or you might lengthen the winter and don't be seduced by a small man trying to teach you magic.

Did an Ancient Curse Sink the Titanic - A Century Later Some People Still Think So

Endeavour Press | Posted 02.05.2012 | Home
Endeavour Press

My favourite concerns the presence of a mysterious mummy aboard the ship that was said to have cursed the White Star liner before it left Southampton. Crazy? Perhaps, but at the time the story was written up in respectable papers such as The Washington Post and The New York Times.

Mum's Gone to Iceland, Because It's Crap Over Here

Charli Morgan | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK
Charli Morgan

Icelandic Christmases stand out like a good deed in a naughty world and ever since I've returned from there, I'm droopy with the realisation that Blighty's is anaemic, commercial and sucky in comparison.