Folklore isn't a whimsical fancy - it's happening all around us all the time.
Did vampires ever really exist? The myth is likely related to a medical condition with symptoms that may explain many elements of centuries-old vampire folklore.
During this unsettling time, global leaders have assured children and adults alike that the tooth fairy, free from the risk of infection, is indeed an essential worker.
His life's work was asserting the humanity and history of the Bantu people, while proposing that the soul was able to bring knowledge of the past and of the future into the present.
China's Qixi Festival is a celebration of love based on the legend of a mortal who married a goddess, causing his furious mother-in-law to create a Milky Way to divide these two twinkling stars.
The curious history of a ritual meant to ward off bad luck.
A new exhibition surveys the haunting Japanese traditions and beliefs that connect the supernatural with the everyday.
New regulations on the use of folklore are a hindrance to local artists.
While the science is crucial, it is also important to know what sense the people who live in and around Laetoli make of these ancient footprints.
Folklore is everywhere and a valuable part of our national heritage. But it is undervalued by our government.
For African slaves, folk tales were a way of remembering their past and keeping their culture alive.
Ants have many tricks to deal with rain – like holding their breath, blocking nest entrances or drinking excess water and releasing it elsewhere by 'communal peeing.' But can they see rain coming?
Towns are embracing their eccentric visitors as a way to boost their struggling economies.
A few years ago, a folklorist started gathering data on the creative ways graduates were embellishing their caps. From student debt to immigration, some themes quickly emerged.
The sun was worshiped as a deity in many cultures – and witnessing it get extinguished could be a particularly terrifying event.
Collective environmental guilt could be leading to a rise in werewolf sightings in the English countryside.
Female sexuality is a powerful, enchanting force in narratives ranging from fairytales to a modern Turkish film. Mustang reminds us that sometimes education can be an alternative to death or marriage.
From football to the space race and folklore to the forest, here's why you should back the little guy.
Why we're being asked to decide whether Amber Heard is one of two archetypes: the gold-digging, manipulative siren or the innocent female victim.
Exactly how does one structurally define a fairy tale, and can we accurately describe The Foxes’ win as such?