Category Archive: English Folklore

Interview : Nymla

The extraordinary, fantastical creations of multi-talented Swedish Craftswoman Caroline Eklund (Nymla) are inspired by legends and history, fantasy, nature and Scandinavian folklore. If I find myself under the influence of a depression, I… Continue reading

Behind The Little Door

These little doors from Tinker Forge are perfect for the small ones in your life who still believe in the fantastical. I was a firm believer in the little people as a child,… Continue reading

Black Shuck Discovery

I doubt that I’m the only one who’s had a life-long fascination with monstrous black dogs. In the North of England, our legendary black dog goes by the name Barghest, and is considered… Continue reading

The Power Of The Witch / Extremely Rare British Witchcraft Documentary

The Forest Beckons – Victoria Semykina

Victoria Semykina

Wyrd Words & Effigies: The Definitive Interview List

Wyrd Words & Effigies has been in action since May 2013. In the months that have passed since then, many interviews have been conducted, with all sorts of creative beings who aren’t afraid… Continue reading

Book Review: Enchanted World – Seekers and Saviours

If you’re a regular reader of  this blog you’ll know that I’m an enormous fan of the fabulous Enchanted World books, published by Time Life Books in the 1980’s. In the past, I’ve… Continue reading

Fires In The North

Please support my new project Fires In The North.   It was a common belief in Native American culture that the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) were the reflections of huge fires in the… Continue reading

The Enchanted World:Night Creatures – Book Review

 ‘Most people chose to sleep when daylight faded.’ I seem to recall owning a mass of these Time-Life books as a child, but where they’ve disappeared to is sadly another story. The book… Continue reading