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Legends And Myth

The Devil's Footprint: A German Cathedral's 600-Year-Ol...

August 10, 2020

Frauenkirche, with its twin towers, stands out along the Munich skyline. circa 1960. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty Images) Inside a massive ...

Themiscyra: The Ancient Real-Life Version Of The Amazon...

April 28, 2020

One of the more fascinating stories from ancient mythology is that of the Amazon women. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images) In Greek mythology, the Amazons wer...

Jiangshi: Chinese Hopping Vampires

April 8, 2020

According to the Western world, when the Sun goes down, vampires rise from their coffins to venture out in search of blood. They turn into bats, can't enter a house without permission, a...

Vlad The Impaler: Real-Life Dracula's Most Monstrous Ac...

February 3, 2020

You could say Vlad the Imapler was a bad guy. After all, you don't get to be immortalized as a bloodthirsty monster if you're Mr. Congeniality. Not only did Vlad ...

The Legend Of The Green Man: Raymond Robinson Had No Fa...

January 26, 2020

Have you heard the one about Green Man? You know, the guy without a face who walks the highway at night? Supposedly, he fell into a vat of acid, but some people s...

The Origins Of Mermaids: Greek Mythology, Ghosts, And C...

January 9, 2020

Actress Glynis Johns as the title-role in the film Miranda, 1948. (Photo by Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) Mermaids have been dazzl...

Santa Claus And Father Christmas Used To Be Two Complet...

December 25, 2019

Today, we tend to think of Santa Claus and Father Christmas as one and the same, along with Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, and every other name the fat guy in the...

Père Fouettard: Santa's Sidekick Who Beats Up Kids

December 24, 2019

Move over, Krampus! Meet the Whipping Father, Père Fouettard if you’re nasty (or French). As one of Santa's many creepy friends, Père Fouettard travels alongside the man...

Zwarte Piet, The Controversial Black Servant Of The Dut...

December 21, 2019

A Sinterklaas celebration, which takes place on December 5. (Photo by John van Hasselt/Corbis via Getty Images) Every winter, the people of the Netherlands an...

Kim Jong Il Myths: A Prodigy With Superhuman Powers

December 17, 2019

From 1994 until his death on December 17, 2011, Kim Jong Il was the supreme leader of North Korea. Throughout his time as the hermit country's leader, he exhibited stran...

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...

War of the Worlds: The Original Broadcast, Aftermath, A...

October 30, 2019

As legend has it, Orson Welles's infamous radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds by H.G. Welles was such a polarizing piece of fiction that it sent listeners ...

Mel’s Hole: A Sensational Urban Myth of a Mysterious Bo...

September 5, 2018

On February 21, 1997, a gentleman called into the radio show, Coast to Coast AM, hosted by Art Bell, with a sensational and unbelievable tale. His name was ...

Vikings Facts, Legends and Myths

December 15, 2016

Here are some facts, myths and legends about the seafaring Scandinavians. H/T Ancientfacts