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  1. Medieval Monsters

    The medieval world was teeming with monsters--on the edges of manuscript pages, on the fringes of maps, not to mention crowding in from all sides of the known world. Believed to dwell in exotic, remote areas, these inexplicable parts of God's creation aroused fear, curiosity, and wonder in equal measure. Powerfully captured in the illustrations that filled bestiaries, travel books, and even Bibles and devotional works, these misshapen brutes continue to delight audiences today with their vitality and humor.

    ancient-origins - 21/04/2018 - 01:32

  2. Baphomet: Was the Diabolical Demon Really Worshipped by Knights Templars?

    ... the occult, specifically as a representation of evil and the Devil. What is Baphomet? The earliest known reference to Baphomet can be ...

    dhwty - 04/11/2018 - 19:00

  3. Cursing of Coprnice: The Good and Evil of Croatian Folklore

    ... full moon . There, they call upon demons and even the devil himself to aid them in bringing misfortune to all who cross their path. ...

    Jelena Hrvoj - 26/06/2019 - 02:03

  4. The Enchanted Sex-Word of Scotland’s Secret Seduction Society

    ... their secret word, which was said to have been given by the Devil himself. The earliest record of Scottish horsemen possessing a magical ... a field where the candidate shook hands with Auld Nick (The Devil) and gripped a cloven hoof. After taking an oath to keep society matters ...

    ashley cowie - 22/05/2017 - 23:01

  5. Archaeological Mystery: 10,000 or More Caves were Dug into the Himalayas Over 2,000 Years Ago

    ... I ever could ever have imagined.” God or the Devil? Whose Mystical Eyes Follow Visitors through the Bulgarian Prohodna Cave? ...

    aprilholloway - 19/08/2017 - 22:54

  6. Huge UK Archaeology Excavations Project Unearths Prehistoric, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, and Medieval Sites!

    ... fill out what was once a very active region. Was the Devil’s Dyke in England once Part of the Legendary City of Troy? ...

    Alicia McDermott - 28/03/2018 - 23:00

  7. The Untold Story of Walpurga Hausmannin: An Infamous German Witch

    ... the church. “Teufelsbuhlschaft” (Sex with the Devil) ( c. 1489) by J. Otmar. ( Public Domain ) According to ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 07/10/2016 - 03:53

  8. Why is Christmas Celebrated December 25th?

    ... Krampus, Son of Hel: The Ancient Origins of the Christmas Devil "The Good Shepherd" mosaic in mausoleum of Galla Placidia. ...

    aprilholloway - 25/12/2017 - 23:03

  9. Do canine remains belong to the legendary Hell Hound of Suffolk?

    ... Abraham Fleming in 1577: This black dog, or the devil in such a likeness (God he knoweth all who worketh all,) running all ...

    aprilholloway - 16/05/2014 - 23:43

  10. The Sailor Cults of Samoa

    ... his gods were all false, and that it was the wicked god (the devil) that put these things into their heads, because he was an enemy of the ...

    Maya - 11/05/2014 - 22:22

  11. People Practiced Anti-Vampire Rituals in Bulgaria Until Three Decades Ago

    Thanks to Bram Stoker’s Gothic horror novel Dracula, many people associate vampires with the region of Transylvania in Romania. However, it was only around 25 years ago that anti-vampire rituals stopped being practiced in Bulgaria. These rituals have been going on since at least the 13th century.

    aprilholloway - 06/09/2017 - 02:00

  12. Scientific Shamans Make E-coli Brew “Magic Mushroom” Hallucinogen

    Scientists have successfully modified E. coli to create the powerful psychoactive chemical found in magic mushrooms that were consumed by most prehistoric tribes.

    ashley cowie - 04/10/2019 - 00:41

  13. The Cerne Abbas Giant: Drawing of a ‘Rude Man’ Erects Folktales of Fertility Enhancement

    ... been, and still remain, a subject of debate. Was the Devil’s Dyke in England once Part of the Legendary City of Troy? The ...

    dhwty - 10/06/2018 - 18:38

  14. The Legendary Origins of Merlin the Magician

    ... Merlin was paradoxical, as he was both the son of the devil and the servant of God. Merlin was created as a combination of several ...

    mrreese - 31/01/2015 - 11:41

  15. Jewelry to Die For: 14th-Century Bulgarian Ring with a Killer Dose

    ... 17th Century Bulgarian Uprising Uncovered God or the Devil? Whose Mystical Eyes Follow Visitors through the Bulgarian Prohodna Cave? ...

    aprilholloway - 03/08/2017 - 02:02

  16. Practical Magic: The Secret Teachings of the Book of Raziel the Angel

    ... line had to be drawn to separate the black magic of the devil from the holy and pure magic of Practical Kabbalah. The practical and ...

    Kerry Sullivan - 22/05/2019 - 19:28

  17. Bizarre Discovery of Werewolf-Like Skull in a Chained Box in Bulgaria

    ... who died in a mortal sin or made some other union with the devil would be reborn as werewolves. Though the differences are great, one ...

    aprilholloway - 30/10/2014 - 12:00

  18. Controversial Footprint Suggests Human-like Creatures May Have Roamed Crete Nearly 6 Million Years Ago

    ... on the side of the sole and sticking out sideways. Devil’s Footprints: Who Descended the Side of an Erupting Volcano, Leaving an ...

    ancient-origins - 02/09/2017 - 22:54

  19. Mammoth Cave: An Underground Attraction That Sparked a War in Kentucky

    ... Prehistoric Cave and Site of Modern Feasts God or the Devil? Whose Mystical Eyes Follow Visitors through the Bulgarian Prohodna Cave? ...

    Ed Whelan - 03/05/2019 - 13:58

  20. Did a Welsh Prince Reach the New World Before Columbus?

    ... evidence for this idea? There are earthen mounds at Devil’s Backbone which have been attributed to descendants of Welsh settlers ... at places across the northeastern United States including Devil’s Backbone to a mysterious, vanished white tribe or civilization was ...

    Caleb Strom - 18/04/2017 - 18:55