Is reason the root of all evil? That’s the core theme romantic era poet and artist, William Blake, tackles in his alternative-to-Genesis creation story, The Book of Urizen.
Browse articles relating to folklore, myths, and legends below.
An English lit grad student asks about independent study topics involving Milton, Dante and the Faust Myth.
If you’ve read anything about Dracula, you’ve probably heard of Vlad the Impaler. But chances are, Bram Stoker didn’t know much about this legendary Romanian.
Legends have talked about the Holy Grail, the cup Jesus and disciples drank from at the Last Supper and alleges to give eternal life, since the Middle Ages.
Medea was known as a sorceress who used her magic to fight a monster called Talos during Jason’s quest to obtain the Golden Fleece.
Circe, the daughter of the Sun, one of the Titans, is a beautiful seductress similar to Calypso.
One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is on the nature of vampires and if they are “real.”
Astarte/Astarot is derived from Ashtoreth of 1 Kings 11:5 “the goddess of the Sidonians.”
Germany had mainly two names for vampires: Nachtzehrer (“night waster”) used in Northern Germany and Blutsauger (“bloodsucker”) used in Southern Germany and Bavaria.
The Czech and Slavic vampire was called a upir or a nelapsi. The upir had two hearts and two souls.
The nature of vampires, benefits of baptising your children early, and how to kill a vamp in Bulgaria.
Atlantis was a great civilization that was destroyed in a massive catastrophe about 12,000 years ago when the last great Ice Age ended.