In Search of Krampus

Several years ago my wife Laurie (who is infinitely hipper than I), turned me on to a devil that prances about at Christmas whipping naughty children with a birch branch. I ...
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Western Press Gets North Korean “Unicorn” Completely Wrong

Qing Dynasty Qilin North Korea found itself in the news last week for nothing that had to do with politics. Following a press release from KNCA... ...
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Monica McCarty and Scotland’s Famous Fairy Flag

FairyRoom is thrilled to welcome New York Times bestselling author Monica McCarty whose twelfth novel comes out at the end of this month. Her debut novel, Highlander Untamed (Ballantine, 2007) significantly involved ...
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Mystic Places: The Giant’s Causeway and the Legend of Finn MacCool

The naturally occurring rock formation known as The Giant’s Causeway is so surreal to look upon that it has been named the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom. Created ...
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Medieval Fairies: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

"Gwenhyfar" © Brian Froud The origin of fairies is amongst the most discussed questions of folklore. They have been variously traced to nature spirits, the dead, elementals, pagan deities... ...
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Chalice: Stolen from Fairies in Iceland

That's all the info I could find attached to this photograph: that the chalice was said to have been "stolen or restored from the fairies.*" There is mystery here. ...
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