Top Ten folklore Articles

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Here are the top ten articles for the Folklore and Mythology Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. The Jersey Devil
The Jersey Devil is the only demon to ever be designated a state demon in the United States. This is the story of its origins.

2. The Marriage of Rhiannon
In patriarchial societies, marriages are arranged, and women are given as prizes. Surprisingly, Welsh legend refutes this tradition with the story of the Goddess Rhiannon.

3. Mauna Kea and its Snow Goddess
Snow in Hawaii? Yes.... and with mythology to match.

4. Some Hoodoo Spells
Hoodoo magic!

5. The Easter Bunny
We are surrounded by ancient folklore. In the spring season, the Easter Bunny is one such symbol that has mutated over the years into the commercial extravanganza we enjoy today.

6. The Legend of the San Nicholas Woman
Legends can be found all over the world. Here's one from California!

7. Voodoo and Santerian Pantheons
Gods and Goddesses of Voodoo and Santeria.

8. Archangel Uriel
Archangel Uriel, one of the lesser known of the famous four archangels, is the Fire of God and an Angel of Prophecy.

9. Ancient (and some current) Holidays in November
Not just Halloween, but many, many festivals have roots in mythology. ThereĀ“s practically a holiday for every day in the month when you look at ancient ritual calendars; check it out. (This piece focuses heavily on Celtic traditions, but includes many others as well).

10. Symbols in Fairytales
Part 1 of a brief synopsis of symbols in fairytales

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