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  • Fishing
    13 superstitions for the superstitious fishermen
    Feeling a little fishy? Feeling a little superstitious? If you answered yes, then good because we're looking at 13 superstitions that look at the activity. If you're wondering why you aren't catching the big ones, maybe these...
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    'Winterfrost' book review
    New out from Candlewick Press is a delightful book by Michelle Houts called “Winterfrost.” “Winterfrost” is an enchanting fairy story about a twelve year old Danish girl named Bettina, who must embark on a magical journey...
  • The Harlequin
    Monster of the Week: ‘The Harlequin’
    Similar to The Slender Man, The Harlequin is a mysterious creature that some say is just an urban legend. However, there are more and more reports encountering this entity, making it possible that it may actually be some type of supernatural...
  • I Want to Believe: Urban Legends
    I Want to Believe: Urban Legends
    Folklore and American urban legends have made the rounds of the landscape of our fifty states for more years than one would imagine. These tales have staying power—imprinting the fabric of our imagination as a good spooky story gradually...
  • Cooking with superstitions: Ten cooking superstitions
    Cooking with superstitions: Ten cooking superstitions
    Get your chef's hat out because we're going to look at ten superstitions that deal with cooking. Like everything even the activity of baking bread or baking a cake has some weird superstition about it. If you're curious on what those...
  • Winter, according to the Almanac
    What will winter be like this year? Check out the woolly bears
    According to Live Science on Thursday, the 2015 edition of the Farmers Almanac hit the shelves on August 25th, and the news is disheartening for all those hoping for a mild and balmy winter this year.The 200-year old Almanac is calling for below...
  • Autumn superstitions: Thanksgiving
    Autumn superstitions: Thanksgiving
    Next up for the autumn superstition articles is another holiday, Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is time where we remember all the things we're thankful for, a time with family, it's also a time where the turkey is the main attraction, when...
  • Brief look at some French superstitions
    Brief look at some French superstitions
    Today is Bastille Day, so thought it would be fun and interesting to give this holiday a somewhat paranormal twist by looking at superstitions that are part of the culture and history of France. Like every country, France has its own superstitions...
  • Vampire Legend
    Weird legends: The Soucouyant
    What exactly is a Soucouyant?That is a very interesting question, and here's the answer: a soucouyant is a shape-shifting bloodsucking creature. At first the creature looks like an old woman (though in some legends, it doesn't have to just...
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    International Fairy Day is June 24
    June 24 is International Fairy Day. It’s a holiday for fairies and the humans who want to celebrate them. June 24 falls during the holiday of Midsummer, which is associated with the summer solstice (or winter solstice in the southern...
  • The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania
    Fairies and the summer solstice
    June 21 is the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere, and is known as the most active day of the year for fairies. According to traditional European fairy lore, the veil between the mundane human world and Faerie thins on the summer solstice,...
  • 20 bright superstitions about the sun
    20 bright superstitions about the sun
    I recently wrote about the moon, so of course had to talk about the sun too. Like the moon, the sun is a big part to us, and also like the moon it has its own superstitions.Here's twenty of them:If the sun shines on Easter Day, it will shine...
  • 20 fun superstitions about the moon
    20 fun superstitions about the moon
    Have you seen this meme yet? It inspired me to write this article, because of the affect the moon has on us from planting to even cutting our hair (you'll read about that later). "The Farmers Almanac" shares about when to plant and...
  • Rabbi Loew and the Golem
    Golems
    Golem, the word has become popular in video games and fantasy fiction. People have a general concept of an artificial creature created by magic, or perhaps mad science like Frankenstein’s monster, to serve its creator. Some may further know...
  • 10 superstitions about ravens
    10 superstitions about ravens
    The raven is a popular animal, it might have to thank Edgar Allan Poe for that one. This bird like many animals, have superstitions about them. The world is full of superstitions, and it's always interesting to read about them.If you're...