folklore/mythology

Halloween – celebration

Halloween, or Hallowe’en (a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening), also known as All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins… Read More ›

Chupacabra – urban myth

The chupacabra or chupacabras – literally “goat-sucker”; from “chupar“, “to suck”, and “cabra“, “goat” – is a legendary creature in the folklore of parts of the Americas, with its first purported sightings reported in Puerto Rico. The name comes from the animal’s… Read More ›