English Folklore and Myth










  • Robin Goodfellow- English domesticated fairy. A nocturnal creature most often benign, although many suppose he leads men astray at night.
  • Hand of Glory– This is the term for the severed hand of a hanged criminal. It was used centuries ago, often in England, to aid in burglary. Users believed the presence of a Hand of Glory would freeze those in the structure and let them steal without being discovered.



Pertaining to the Mabinogion, or the earliest writings in the United Kingdom. The stories were compiled by Welsh authors around Thirteenth Century.

  • Addane of the Lake– Monster from the Mabinogi legend Peredur.


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