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Centre for English Traditional Heritage

Aims to stimulate scholarly interest in all aspects of English language and cultural tradition, including lore.

Cottingley Fairies

Tells the story of the famous Cottingley fairy photographs, and lists some unanswered questions about the hoax.

The Dragons of the British Isles

A clickable map of locations throughout the UK containing dragon legends.

England in Particular

Provides details of some of the myths and natural landscapes which bind English communities together. Includes sections on local customs, white horses, the green man, orchards, rivers and trees.

English Fairy Tales

Full text of English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs and illustrated by John D. Batten [1890].

The Folklore Society

Devoted to the study of folklore. Details of events, music, dance and traditional sayings.

Hill Figures

Dedicated to the UK's many hill figures including white horses and other geoglyphs, both ancient and modern.

Internet Sacred Text Archive - English Folklore

Texts about the folklore and legends of England and other resources about the British Isles.

National Centre for English Cultural Tradition

Centre in the University of Sheffield devoted to the study of folklore throughout the country. Includes information about under- and post-graduate modules and courses their archive, and contacts.

Superstitions and Old Wives' Tales

Offers information on British superstitions and old wives' tales.

Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy

A forum hosted by the University of Chichester where writers and scholars discuss folk narratives, fairy tales and fantasy work; includes events and conferences, news, details of projects and publications, and contacts.

Tam Lin Balladry

A guide to a Scottish Borders ballad about a young man captured by faeries, and the young woman who rescues him. Includes versions, sources and resources, artwork, and a guide to areas of Scotland associated with the tale.

Timeless Myths

Contains articles examining myths, legends, urban legends and superstitions of the British Isles.

Traditional Drama Research Group

An informal group of researchers with an interest in the history and performance of traditional drama, such as guisers and mummers. Includes an extensive library of resources, diary of performances, publications list, and contacts.

Welsh and Celtic Myths and Legends

Offers an overview of major Welsh myths.

Wiltshire White Horses

Contains information on the history and folklore surrounding all of Wiltshire's white horse chalk figures; includes chronology and FAQ.

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