Bearskin: Grimm Remything Project

By I.M. Knosp There was a once a soldier who conducted himself with such honor and bravery that he was always the foremost when bullets rained. As long as the war lasted he lived well and knew merriment but eventually, a peace was made. the soldier was dismissed from service and his captain said heContinue reading “Bearskin: Grimm Remything Project”

Paul Bunyan, American Heracles

By I. M. Knosp America is a comparatively young country when compared to the cultures of Europe such as England, Rome, Sweden, and beyond. Yet we are not lacking in our own folklore, spirits, heroes and even demigods. Among these mythic figures perhaps it may surprise those outside of the coasts of Lady Liberty’s lands.Continue reading “Paul Bunyan, American Heracles”

Tall Tales & American Demigods

By I. M. Knosp The tale of American folklore is an odd one. A collection of stories shaped by the many tropes and traditions of the European settlers, as well as the new and different world that said settlers found themselves in. Among these tales are many monsters, legends, jokes, and long drawn out whoppersContinue reading “Tall Tales & American Demigods”

Walpurgisnacht and The Spring Wild Hunt

By The Lore Keeper You’ve likely heard of Halloween, and perhaps you have heard of May Day. But, have you heard of Walpurgisnacht? Also known as Hexennacht or “Witches’ Night” it is a lesser known holiday whose core celebration is in the Harz mountains in Germany. This obscure holiday is perhaps one of the mostContinue reading “Walpurgisnacht and The Spring Wild Hunt”

Easter, The Goddesses of New Life

By The Lore Keeper One of the most well known and controversial goddesses of the West Germanic’s is that of Ostara. Often equated to Eostre and Easter. Some argue she does not exist, that she is an invention in an effort to introduce pagan elements into a christian celebration. A mistake of the venerable Bede,Continue reading “Easter, The Goddesses of New Life”

Robin Goodfellow is Thy Name

By The Lore Keeper Among the fey perhaps no figure is more well known, more infamous, and more representative of them as a whole than that figure known as Robin Goodfellow. Or his much simpler title “Puck”. The figures of the Faerie court were more or less set in stone once, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”Continue reading “Robin Goodfellow is Thy Name”