In several places around the world where this folklore has survived over the years, despite frequent attempt by the church to crush it, there is a tradition of the Krampuslauf. Literal translation “Krampus Run”, this is more commonly known as the Krampus Parade. People dress up as the goat demon (and possible pagan god) Krampus, […]

The Washers at the Ford are death spirits, harbingers of doom, now often classified among the Sidhe. Their first documented appearances are in Irish sagas, most notably the tale of Cu Chulain, Champion of Ulster. These spirits of doom appear in Ireland and the Scottish Highlands. (Scottish variants are sometimes called Little Washerwomen.) Their name […]