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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 Origin of Werewolves
Why do we romanticize werewolves? Perhaps part of the allure comes from their ability to access primal qualities we can never known ourselves. Perhaps part of it comes from their supposed origin.

3. Some Hoodoo Spells
Hoodoo magic!

4. Folk Dances in the United States
A brief overview of the types of folk dances that exist in the United States.

5. Chimeras
Chimeras are genetic hybrids. Originally, Chimera was a Greek monster, and it was an incredibly bad omen to spot her. In addition, chimeras can be supernatural constructs. They can also be human, in the form of absorbed twins.

6. Prometheus and Coyote: The Theft of Fire
Prometheus and Coyote both defied the gods in order to steal fire for humanity. They went about the theft in different ways, so they paid different prices for their crimes.

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

8. The Curse of the Seven Children
The Curse of the Seven Children is an Italian folk-tale where a seventh daughter manages to reverse a curse laid on her siblings by her father.

9. Folklore - Ballads
Ballads are stories set to song, and they have been a part of Folklore since the Middle Ages. While ballads originated with wandering minstrels, the introduction of the printing press caused them to slowly dwindle. Some folk ballads remain today -especially in the mountains.

10. The Loa, Spirits of Voodoo
An introduction to the most central concept of Voodoo, the Loa.



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