The mythologies and meanings of water across history and various cultures seem to share some similarities – from its life-giving properties to the flood myth.
An old legend about a knight and a blacksmith, told as a short fairy tale by a much-loved Polish children’s author.
The legend of the sleeping knight, who will one day awaken as a saviour, appears in various myths. How can we interpret it?
Mountains hold a powerful place in the cultural imagination, not only as impressive feats of nature, but also as sacred, foundational sites.
Oren Harman, author of “Evolution: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World”, talks about Daedalus and Icarus, the power of myths, and the role of storytelling in science.
According to some fairy-tales, wild springs can give us the water of life. Yet according to other folk legends, water sources can also take life away...
From natural springs flow a sort of mysticism; a keen mixture of their purity and rumoured life-giving properties. Where do such tales come from?
The myths and history of the ancient Greeks and Romans reveal the ways in which they viewed the sun.
Warmia-Masuria is the home of the Polish lake district and a popular holiday destination. Yet among its rivers and swamps – even in the houses of its locals – live all sorts of menacing creatures...
Countless deities exist across the various pantheons of human history; alongside those deities are written manifold origin stories. What might these mythologies tell us about how we view childhood?