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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The Myth of the Scarecrow

Now that fall is here, we are starting to turn our attentions to some of the lesser known myths and legends regarding this time of year.  And what better way to kick off the autumn season than with the myths surrounding the scarecrow?  Therefore, today we will be looking at a few of the origin […]

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The Myth of the Kludde

Are you ever terrified of traveling alone at night down dark roads?  What if there were reports of a large, black dog that jumps on top of travellers and viciously attacks them?  Terrified now? Well, in Dutch folklore there exists such a creature, and it is called the Kludde. Though not much is known about […]

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