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Folklore

In Many Hispanic Countries, The Tooth Fairy Is A Mouse

May 18, 2021

A house mouse sitting on the glove of a biologist (Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images) In the United States, the Tooth Fairy buys children's teeth fo...

Krampus: Full History Of The 2000s' Favorite Christmas ...

December 5, 2019

Now you've done it. You dropped the moral ball, and per tradition, Krampus will come for you on December 5. (Don't even pretend you don't know what you did.) Whil...

The Paradox of the Lucky Rabbit's Foot: Using Bad Omens...

July 23, 2019

A woman kissing her lucky rabbit's foot, circa 1955. (Photo by Jacobsen /Three Lions/Getty Images) In the list of traditional lucky charms or tokens, the rabb...

Folktale Origins Of Wishing Wells

May 6, 2019

Wishing well at Ramona marriage place old town, San Diego, California, 1930. Source: (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) In the mall, in the park, or in your neighbor’s fron...