myth

El Silbón – folklore

El Silbón – English translation: “The Whistler” – is a character appearing in both Colombian and Venezuelan folk tales, famed for terrorising men, women and children, especially the latter whom he is known to feast upon. The legend of El Silbón… Read More ›

Kappa – Japanese folklore

  Kappa (河童, “river-child”), alternatively called Kawatarō (川太郎, “river-boy”), Komahiki (“horse puller”), or Kawako (川子, “river-child”), are a yōkai (a class of supernatural monster) found in Japanese folklore, and also a cryptid. Their name comes from a mixture of the word “kawa” (river) and “wappo”, an inflection of “waraba” (child).  A… Read More ›