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  1. High status Anglo-Saxon burials in Suffolk, England, may be linked to ancient King of East Anglia

    ... as it stood just on the East Anglian side of the Devil's Dyke, a major earthwork stretching between the Fen edge and the ... defend the East Anglian region from attack. The Devil's Dyke, near Exning, where King Anna is believed to have been in 631 ( ...

    lizleafloor - 20/11/2014 - 00:29

  2. Mysterious America: the revised edition

    ... Panthers," "Maned Mystery Cats," "Mystery Kangaroos and Devil Monkeys," "Eastern Bigfoot: Momo and Marked Hominids"; and new material and updates to several chapters, "Devil Names and Fortean Places," "Alligators in the Sewers," "Giant Snakes," ...

    ancient-origins - 14/05/2016 - 02:27

  3. Fantasies from Evil Spirits? Faeries in the Medieval Imagination

    ... the faeries were the result of delusions orchestrated by the Devil and his evil minions for various nefarious purposes. This was (from 1184) ... is that Gwyn and his faeries were merely the work of the Devil, conjured up to tempt the saint. But these texts only give us a top-down ...

    nrushton - 27/01/2017 - 16:00

  4. Have archaeologists found the last known witch grave in Scotland?

    ... grim faced committee of church elders that she had met the Devil in a cornfield and had accepted him as her lover and master. The terrified woman described how she and the devil had led many others, whom she named, in a wild heathenish dance. ...

    aprilholloway - 31/10/2014 - 00:54

  5. The Magical Tale of Mother Shipton: A Cave of Stories and Secrets

    ... around it, that was proof that Ursula was a daughter of the Devil. An image said to be a portrait of Mother Shipton. ( ... which they saw as proof of her being a daughter of the devil. Ursula grew up as a lonely child, focused on her inner world. She ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 13/03/2016 - 23:59

  6. The Black Masses of La Voisin: How a Fortune Teller Became a Murderess in the French Royal Court

    ... print of Catherine Deshayes’ portrait held by a winged devil. ( Public Domain ) Catherine’s spiritual abilities ... although rumors suggested that his power came from the devil. A witness of the black masses suggested that Montespan was trying to ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 05/11/2016 - 13:51

  7. Archaeologists in Scotland Unearth a Neolithic “Network” of Ancient Sites

    ... fitted into the wider landscape of the time." The Devil’s Plantation Dr Barnet, however, is not the first archaeologist to ... much so that in 2010 he released a feature film called The Devil’s Plantation , based on Bell’s findings, which won a Best ...

    ashley cowie - 13/06/2018 - 14:02

  8. The Wendigo: A Terrifying Beast With an Insatiable Hunger for Human Flesh

    ... spirits and transformed into a Wendigo. Deals with the Devil and Where to Find a Wendigo In another version of the story, the first ... is said to have been a warrior who made a deal with the Devil. In order to save his tribe, he gave up his soul, and was transformed ...

    dhwty - 31/01/2016 - 13:00

  9. Necropants: Did Icelandic Sorcerers Really Make Magic Pants Out Of Human Skin?

    ... . (Schwerdf/ CC BY 3.0 ) Necropants: A Pact With The Devil Necropants were a type of Satanic magic; the stories we have about ... clear that to put these pants on was to form a pact with the Devil. The coin the sorcerer had to steal couldn’t just be taken at any ...

    Mark Oliver - 27/06/2018 - 18:57

  10. Pointing to Witchcraft: The Possible Origin of the Conical Witch's Hat

    ... the pointed hat because it reminded them of the horns of the Devil. This theory is further supported by the fact that witches were often believed to have been followers of the Devil from the Middle Ages to the Victorian Era, as the idea of the "good ...

    Riley Winters - 22/08/2016 - 00:51

  11. Untwisting the Knotted History of Sea Witches

    ... medieval legends Sir Francis Drake “sold his soul to the Devil” in order to become a skilled admiral and he was assisted by sea witches, who in 1588, near Devil's point overlooking Davonport in England, raised a storm that defeated ...

    ashley cowie - 29/01/2018 - 18:52

  12. Salem Witch Trial hysteria and the courageous stance of Giles Corey

    ... case of Giles Corey, who was accused of colluding with the devil, was different. Giles refused to submit to the lunacy of the Salem show ... bird between their fingers, and asking them to sign the devil’s book.  The Salem Witch trials were gripped by hysteria. ...

    mrreese - 19/10/2014 - 13:00

  13. Loftus Hall: Most Haunted House in Ireland Has Not Revealed All Its Dark Secrets

    ... loudly, causing the stranger to expose himself as the devil . He transformed into a ball of fire and shot up through the roof, ... who did good and prayed for all, and who banished the devil from Loftus Hall", though there is no evidence that this inscription ever ...

    Joanna Gillan - 14/03/2019 - 16:12

  14. Don’t Go Looking For Evil, You May Find The Likho

    ... evil fate and misfortune in Slavic mythology. ( axis-of-devil / CC BY-SA 3.0 ) Warding Off a Servant of Death In ancient ...

    dhwty - 29/12/2018 - 18:57

  15. The Long-Ago Shamans of Death Valley: Vision Quests and Magical Rites

    ... Paul Devereux on the Death Valley salt flat known as ‘The Devil’s Golf Course’. (Photo: S. Devereux) People inhabited this ...

    Paul Devereux - 01/03/2016 - 00:49

  16. The Christ And The Buddha: How Can You Explain the Uncanny Similarities?

    ... led into a wilderness where, alone, they faced the devil and his traditional three temptations.  Scene of the Buddha's ... sat beneath the Bo tree where Mara, an old Hindu god and devil figure, confronted him.  Mara depicted in the Burmese style, ...

    jim willis - 08/07/2017 - 18:54

  17. Ancient Demons and Their Infernal Legacy

    ... Beelzebub is the “Lord of Flies” or another form of the Devil. In this incarnation, he is said to be extremely difficult to exorcise. The main form of the Devil is that of Lucifer. In this form, he can even appear in the form of a ...

    valdar - 08/07/2016 - 21:45

  18. Satanic Plaque and Altar Unearthed in The Queen’s Holyrood Park in Scotland

    ... the symbology appears more associated with satanism and devil worship . Holyrood, The Seat of Scottish Royals The Scotsman ... Supreme Court Judge: Of Course I Believe in the Devil! ...Do You? Pagan or Satanic The Scotsman sought the opinion ...

    johnblack - 22/06/2019 - 12:24

  19. The Hoodoos of Drumheller Valley: Tall Tales of Sandstone Towers

    ... local inhabitants. The site is called Đavolja Varoš  (Devil's Town) and since 1959 has been protected by the state and nominated in the New Seven Wonders of Nature campaign. Devil's Town, near  Kuršumlija, Serbia ( Nikolic / CC BY-SA 3.0 ) ...

    Michelle Freson - 24/08/2018 - 01:45

  20. The Evolution of The Medieval Witch – And Why She’s Usually a Woman

    ... women were actually asleep, but were held captive by the devil, who deceived their minds in dreams. He also believed that none but the ... as killing babies, taking part in orgies and worshipping the devil. This suggests that what was originally considered to be a belief held ...

    ancient-origins - 29/10/2018 - 22:02

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