May 16, 2024

Another month, another folklore fact! Wyverns handily won the poll over on my Patreon this month (be sure to take a look if you’d like to vote in the next one or even suggest all new subjects!)… (nearly all modern dragon designs seen in visual media, especially film and television but now quite often also…

April 25, 2024

Gryphons, griffins, griffons, however you prefer to spell it (I personally use gryphon) – let’s talk their folklore and mythology! (Attic pottery depicting a satyr and a griffin and an Arimaspus from around 375-350 BC, Eretria.) You probably already know the common popular culture concept of a gryphon: a big, vicious beast that attacks people…

December 6, 2023

It’s Christmastime! The most wonderful time of the year! And after holding a festive poll on my Patreon, Christmas trees are the very clear winner for this month’s folklore fact. Let’s dive right in… (Couldn’t resist) There are a lot of different theories about Christmas trees. All kinds of concepts about how they might’ve originated,…