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”

The Myth of the Easter Bunny

So before we get into the Myths and folktales involving the Easter Bunny it would be wise to discuss what the Easter Bunny/Hare even does and where he comes into play. In the tales collected/written by Margaret Arndt the Easter Hare is labeled a Fairy and in at least one tale appears alongside Mother Holle,Continue reading “The Myth of the Easter Bunny”