Posted in Weird Beliefs
IntroductionWhatever things may or may not be real, popular tales undoubtedly spring from our darkest imaginings. There can't be a cave or ruined outbuilding in the land that at some time or other hasn't been the source of grisly, frightening rumour.
Perhaps they are tales told to children to discourage exploration of unsafe place. Or perhaps they reflect true events whose actual origins are now forgotten - an eternal half-life as a fireside story told as nightfall comes.
And, of course, not all legends are necessarily gruesome in nature: some are morality tales, others the remnant of local rivalries or legends spread to mock the rich and poor alike.