The oral tradition of passing stories from one generation to another is synonymous with African culture and this is evident in the many myths and legends which are become a part of the colourful tapestry of oral history across the continent. Whether funny or scary, these African myths and legends are often tales of death, […]
Today, when most think of Christmas, their first thoughts are of Santa Claus, sleigh-pulling reindeer, presents, and festivities. However, long before Santa Claus made his first appearance, midwinter across most of Europe signalled a time when mythical demons, monsters, and ghouls would roam the snow-covered landscape.
Prior to man being able to explain the existence of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights through science, mythical tales and legends were created in an attempt to understand their appearance in the sky. While most intensely visible in the Auroral Oval above the Arctic Circle, the Northern Lights do appear further south especially during […]