I’ve loved folklore since I was a small child and as I started reading larger books on my own, I also found a love for mythology and history.
As a child, I was fascinated by the stories, the creatures and the characters and I still am.
You may have noticed that by the things I write about and paint 😀
The stories are full of fantastic creatures, usually well-told, and bring you to a magical world we don’t see much of today.
To me, folklore and mythology are inseparable from history as they give us a glimpse of what people believed and still do in some places, and what their values were. Something you don’t find in historical accounts of who beat who it this and that war.
My love for history took a bit of a hit when we had to explain the sociological reasons for WWII in high school but it has returned since. I’ve never been that fascinated with the wars and kings. The regular people are much more interesting.
In the last two decades, I’ve seen the stories of folklore return and I’m happy to see it.
Mythology and folklore show up in books, tv-series and movies. It’s returned to children’s books as well.
More and more people speak of trolls, fairies, elves, and shape-shifters. People seem to enjoy these stories again. Polytheism is also on the way up, which might have something to do with it.
My favourite creatures from folklore are: trolls, wights, the nisse, elves, and dragons
What are yours?
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