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  1. Hereford Mappa Mundi: Legendary Cities, Monstrous Races, and Curious Beasts in a Single World Map

    ... light on ancient perspectives Codex Gigas (the Devil’s Bible) - the largest manuscript in the world Myths and ...

    lizleafloor - 11/09/2018 - 01:22

  2. Fighting the Flaming Wrath - The Great Fire of London, 1666

    1666. “London was, but is no more.”

    It was a year with a special number. A year that carried a lot of ominous superstitions. And for thousands of Londoners who lived in that very year, it would prove to be life-changing.

    Aleksa Vučković - 14/08/2019 - 18:54

  3. The Snallygaster: Century-Old Fake News Terrorized Citizens of Maryland… But the Creature May be Real

    ... ( The Commons ) Fake News Weeks after the Jersey Devil’s visit to New Jersey in January 1909, reports started coming in saying ... and the Mysterious Rock Art of the Mississippi The Devil Walks Among Us: The Myth of The Jersey Devil Canoe (top ...

    Steve Pearse - 03/08/2018 - 18:58

  4. Magic and Mayhem of Japanese Legend: Don’t Try To Out-Trick A Tengu!

    The Tengu were not only protectors of the mountains and the Buddhist faith, they were also known to be mischievous tricksters who, much like their Kitsune cousins, were capable

    NisaRyan - 15/07/2019 - 14:01

  5. The Ancient Mystery of the Ever Burning Lamps

    ... dedicated to Venus, and suggests that it was the work of the Devil. During the reign of Henry VIII (or the Early Medieval period, according ... to explain this mystery, ranging from the ‘work of the Devil’ to ‘alien gods’. Others, however, have attributed such inventions ...

    dhwty - 15/12/2014 - 00:37

  6. Icelandic Sorcerers and the Books of Black Magic They Coveted

    ... destroyed when they die. But if a man knows enough, then the devil (djofullinn) will have no power over the man, but rather he must be his ... turned to the penitential psalms of David rededicated to the devil and made a confession of all the good he had ever done as if it were sin ...

    isav - 06/04/2019 - 19:00

  7. The Monumental and Mysterious Silbury Hill

    ... 2.0 ) In another story which involves gold, the Devil, for some unknown reason, was travelling to the town of Devizs, and ... Silbury Hill. In yet another story with the evil being, the Devil is said to have been carrying an apron of soil, with the intention of ...

    dhwty - 17/04/2016 - 22:05

  8. Germany’s Brutal Werewolf Belt and The Gut-Wrenching Execution of Peter Stumpp

    ... had intercourse with a “succubus sent to him by the Devil.” Woodcut by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1512, of a werewolf ... black magic since he was twelve years old and said the Devil had forged, and given to him, a magical belt enabling him ...

    ashley cowie - 07/01/2018 - 18:54

  9. Exorcists Called as Mass Hysteria Takes Over Malaysian School Girls

    ... Salem witch trials ( public domain ) Does The Devil Reside In ‘Our’ Mirrors? In every case of demonic possession or ...

    ashley cowie - 11/08/2019 - 17:41

  10. The Zugarramurdi Witch Trials: Welcome to the Spanish Salem

    ... .  Skull of a male goat, associated with the devil in witches covens in Zugarramurdi. ( Flickr ) ...

    ancient-origins - 14/09/2015 - 21:41

  11. The Tragic and Spectacular Death of Sophie Blanchard – The First Woman Pilot Balloonist

    Sophie Blanchard was the world’s first female aeronaut. She is not only remembered for her incredible achievements and bravery in early ballooning, but for her dramatic and tragic death.

    dhwty - 27/02/2019 - 02:01

  12. Dating of manuscripts controversially suggests Quran may be older than Prophet Mohammed

    ... and the Biblical Account of Noah Codex Gigas (the Devil’s Bible) - the largest manuscript in the world Ancient Signs ...

    lizleafloor - 01/09/2015 - 21:33

  13. Early Ideas About Extraterrestrial Life: What Might Inhabitants from Other Planets Look Like?

    ... extraterrestrials might look like. ‘Saint Wolfgang and the devil’ ( Public domain ) The people of Venus, by contrast, were ...

    Ron Miller - 17/11/2017 - 18:52

  14. Legends of Spring Heeled Jack, the Uncatchable Demon of Victorian England

    ... in three different disguises — a ghost, a bear, and a devil; and moreover, that he will not enter a gentleman’s gardens for the ... crimes wrongly attributed to Spring Heeled Jack. The jumping devil’s legacy lives on in the popular imagination to this day, notably in ...

    Kerry Sullivan - 09/01/2017 - 14:50

  15. Not Always A Man’s Best Friend: Terrifying Black Dogs of British Legends

    ... was said to have been a huntsman who sold his soul to the Devil. When he died in 1677, black hounds are said to have appeared around his ... Wright, Andy, ‘Devil Dogs: The Mysterious Black Dogs of England’ (1994) ...

    marinasohma - 24/12/2016 - 14:57

  16. The Giants of Ancient Albion & the Legendary Founding of Prehistoric Britain

    ... got the name of Britain. While they were living there the devil assumed the shape of a man, and dwelt among the wicked women, and by they ...

    Hugh Newman - 25/11/2017 - 18:57

  17. Dark History Hangs Over Royal Residence: The Haunted Halls of Holyrood Palace

    ... image, from the Agnes Sampson trial in 1591, depicts The Devil giving witches magic dolls. ( Public Domain ) The Revenge ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 30/01/2017 - 13:56

  18. Native American Legends of Mount Katahdin: Home of Powerful Thunderbirds and the Lord of Storms

    ... Indians Legends of Mount Shasta: “The Abode of the Devil” Part I – The Legend of J.C. Brown While Thoreau found no ...

    jason and sarah - 22/09/2018 - 18:54

  19. Goddess… or Demon? Hidden History of Vinayaki, the Mysterious Elephant-Headed Woman of Hindu Myth

    In one of the shrines of the Thanumalayan temple in Kanyakumari district, India, is the stone sculpture of a four-armed deity sitting cross-legged in Sukhasana (“easy pose” - similar to sitting in a simple cross-legged position) holding a battle-axe, a large shell, a vase and a staff around which the deity entwines a long trunk. At first glance, one would think that this is the famous elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha, except that this deity is clearly female.

    MartiniF - 30/10/2017 - 14:37

  20. Ancient Greek Physician Hippocrates and the Medical Revolution

    Classical Greece is considered by many to be the birthplace of modern Western civilization. The ancient Greeks made astounding progress in a huge number of areas - from politics and governing to religious practice and philosophical thought. The impact the Hellenic culture had is still felt throughout the world today.

    Sarah P Young - 24/08/2019 - 14:01