folklore

6.4.19

'Don't Wake the Night' Tackles Morality Better Than Any AAA Game

Inspired by Paraguayan folklore, it's a game about the intersection of community and consequences.

10.30.18

The Real Legend of Mongfind, the Witch-Queen Who Inspired Halloween

A direct descendent of Samhain is the spooky reason for the season.

12.22.17

Screw Santa Claus and Celebrate Befana, Italy's Kidnapping Christmas Witch

Say "ciao" to the Yuletide legend who rides a broom and brings naughty kids to her cannibal husband for dinner.

11.3.17

The Enduring Allure of Baba Yaga, an Ancient Swamp Witch Who Loves to Eat People

Baba Yaga is a fearsome character from Russian folklore who lives in a hut that walks on chicken legs, and either cannibalizes her visitors or offers them help. In recent years, she's become a sort of aspirational figure on the Internet.

5.22.17

A VFX Artist Couple Shot an Amazing DIY Fantasy Film in Their Own Home

Visual effects artists Tran Ma and Miguel Ortega’s fantasy film ‘The Ningyo’ is a cinematic feat of digital and practical effects imagination.

4.16.17

Illustrator Jose Mertz Revives Monsters from Japanese Mythology

Japanese mythological creatures get a second life in Jose Mertz’s artworks.

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3.26.17

Hauntingly Beautiful Ophelia Paintings Seduce You From Beneath the Water’s Surface

Kari-Lise Alexander’s immaculately-painted ladies succumb to their watery fate.

3.4.17

Become One With Nature in These Flora and Fauna Paintings

A Spanish artist lead us through a tour of the natural splendor.

2.9.17

[Premiere] Animated Short Explores Modern Day Xenophobia Through Japanese Folklore

The Mixtape Club collaborated with an acclaimed children’s book author to bring you ‘The Snow Girl.’

1.12.17

Meet the Illustrator Who Puts Algae on Paper

Using algae and gouache, artist Katharine Rutter explores the self and fairy tales through imaginative illustrations.

1.8.17

Classic Fables Get a Colorful Twist in Caitlin McDonagh’s Illustrations

These gilded illustrations tell us about a playful and surreal world.

12.30.16

Immersive Scottish Theater Teleports People to Hell

'The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart' combines Celtic folklore and Kylie Minogue.

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