Month: October 2018

The Myth of the Sphinx

Imagine this: you are wandering in the desert when you come across these giant statues.  They have the head of a human, the body of a lion, and they tower over everything for miles.  You have just come across a sphinx.   The sphinx — in ancient egypt — was a spiritual guardian that was […]

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The Folklore of Roanoke

The story of the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock is of course famous for being one of the first colonies to be founded in the “New World” — the first being Jamestown.  However, before they had come here, there was a group of one hundred and seventeen people who landed in Virginia, only to never […]

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The Myth of the Banshee

Imagine this: you are walking by the ruins of an abandoned castle in Ireland or Scotland in the middle of the night.  The moon is high above you, and there is no one else around except for you. And then you hear a scream. You have just had an unfortunate encounter with a banshee. The […]

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The Myth of Ammit

Every culture has their own version of the “underworld” — whether it’s Hell or the Elysian Fields or Diyu.  In Egyptian mythology you are given a chance at a life in the field of reeds, where you can spend the rest of eternity in peace.  That is, of course, unless Ammit devours your unworthy soul. […]

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The Folklore of the Kelpie

  Every culture has some form of animal lore, from the fox to the wolf to the coyote.  Stories can be found telling tales of shifters who prowl around searching for their next victim.  In Scotland, they have such a creature, and it is known as the Kelpie. The kelpie of Scottish folklore is a […]

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October Submission Roundup

Themed Calls and Markets of Interest Machinations and Mesmerism Ulthar Press is looking for strange, gothic, and fantastic fiction in the manner of E.T.A. Hoffman for an anthology edited by Farah Rose Smith. Word Count: 2,000-5,000 Deadline: December 24, 2018 Payment: 2¢/word + contributor copy   Flame Tree Publishing This publication is looking for urban crime. “Stories […]

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