Paracelsus was an influential physician, astrologer and alchemist of the German Renaissance. His real name was Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim and he was born in 1493. He was was a medical pioneer of his time and credited with many notable achievements and has been called the father of toxicology. The medical movement called Paracelsianism […]
This is the story of how a poor pedlar-boy escaped the clutches of an evil family.
The them of this story is that of the Grateful Dead, that tells how the dead return to help someone who helped them have a proper burial.
This Cornish folktale tells how a greedy lawyer named Ezekiel Grosse fell victim to his own hubris,
Presented below is a retelling of a story called The Crystal Palace from, The Crystal Palace and Other Legends, by Marie H. Frary and Charles Maurice Stebbins There was once a rather quaint old lady who was named Nurse Maggie by the children who lived in a village called Zurdof along the great River Rhine. […]
The legend of the lost island told by Chief Joseph Capilano, also known as Su-á-pu-luck, speaking to Emily Pauline Johnson, also known as Tekahionwake, who was a Canadian poet and performer of Mohawk origin.
The story presented here is a retelling of a Breton folktale called The Magic Rose from Legends and Romance of Brittany by Lewis Spence (1) and tells the rather sombre tale of the transition through life of its protagonist, La Rose. In many ways it appears to be a traditional fairy tale and like many fairy tales it is not quite what it seems for there is a hidden secret.