Grendel. The Green Knight. Count Dracula. The nameless homogenized members of zombie hordes. These are all members of a family tree capable of tracing their origin back to an unusually precise abstract element of human nature. These are monsters whose very existence challenge preconceived notion of what it means to be human by suggesting that what it means to be monstrous is to be nothing more or less than abomination of the one inviolate code capable of ensuring the propagation of the species.
What are Marian Apparitions and why do they always seem to spike during periods of questioning of the authority of the Catholic Church?
Power is always a thing to be feared by those already in power. The witch equaled an evil to be stamped out. Little to no surprise then that the broomstick would eventually come to be associated with witchcraft.
That long title says it all. Learn more about a Hollywood screenwriter forever changed the landscape upon which the werewolf trods.
The blue moon is not only a metaphor for something that occurs rarely, but it also has a history of portending luck, though without the pleasant and easy bifurcation between that of good and bad varieties. Superstition only has that the occurrence of a blue moon is the perfect time to plant the seeds of long-term goals that will blossom in the sun of a future day.
But what is most unusual about this particular story of a life being told from beyond the grave is that Patience Worth didn’t stop with her own story; she narrated fascinating tales to Mrs. Curran; a series of historical fictions which eventually were written and published