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The Gwrach y Rhibyn

In Welsh folklore the Gwrach y Rhibyn was something between a fairy, a warning and a vampire. She was usually seen at crossroads in the form of an old hag, weaving and bobbing on her tattered shawl, as if waiting to attack someone that passed by. At other times though, she was spotted besides rivers…

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Lovely, but Deadly

Time to travel to the green forests and white cliffs of Britain to visit one of the best known folktales of all, The Green Lady (aka the glaistig). The Green Lady is known throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland – but in each area in each country the myth is a bit different. For example,…

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Vampires In The British Isles

Sadly, this part of the world does not have many vampire myths. While the rest of Europe is full to the brim with vampire stories there are very few from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. But there are some… Ireland: Here we find the vampire known as the dearg-due, who’s name means “Red Blood Sucker”…

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