The 'Beast of Gévaudan' Killed Hundreds in 18th Century France. What Was It?

Records from the time attributed hundreds of deaths to a mysterious beast creature that may have been a wolf, a lion, or something else entirely.


The Real Ancient Myth at the Heart of 'God of War'

In a game very much about beginnings and endings, the overpowering Norse myth about the end of the world rules all.


Let Foehammer's Sludgy Doom Take You on a Voyage to Middle Earth

Stream the fantastical new album from these North Virginia doomhaulers, out now via Australopithecus Records.


Loneliness, The Open Road, And 'Where the Water Tastes Like Wine'

'Where the Water Tastes Like Wine' is a very pretty, often lonesome trek across a land of myths and tall tales.


Scare Yourself Silly This Weekend with the Netflix Horror Film 'The Ritual'

Travel back in time and get deep on some mythology, too.


'Assassin's Creed' Would Be a Better Series Without The Sci-Fi Garbage

'Assassin's Creed Origins' tries to run from its convoluted mythology, but the better move is to cut if off at the source.


'Yeti Bones' Were Actually Just Bears, DNA Analysis Shows

It's the most rigorous analysis to date of Yeti samples, the researchers say.


All Hail Kehinde Wiley's Portraits of Black Art Royalty

An artist famous for painting everyday black people turns to new models—his art world peers.


Sam Coffey & the Iron Lungs Really Fuck With Dungeons & Dragons

The band's lead singer joins the esteemed ranks of Vin Diesel and many other incredibly talented dweebs.


Gothic Teen Romance "Möbius" Sparkles With Death and Magic

Director Sam Kuhn makes waves at Cannes with a moody retelling of the Orpheus & Eurydice myth set in the Pacific Northwest.


This Japanese Curry Comes with Three Edible 'Anal Orbs'

Wait till you get a load of the backstory of these ass-plundering turtle demons!


Illustrator Jose Mertz Revives Monsters from Japanese Mythology

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