Every country and community has their own myths and folklore. It’s one of the ways we as humans have made sense of the world throughout history. Before science made everything a little clearer, allowing us to see why things exist and happen the way they do. No matter where you go, you’ll always be able to find old folk tales warning of beasts and creatures. Whether it’s to scare kids into cleaning their teeth, or explain a natural phenomenon like lightning. You’ll also hear legends of great people and exciting, unique stories! Find the myths and legends of various countries here, or send us a message if you’d like us to research and write about a specific place or time.
The Mongol culture is one of the most unique and impressive in the world. Their people survive on the harsh frigid Eurasian Steppe and maintain
Heracles (also known as Herakles and Hercules) is the most important hero in Greek mythology. He features in many myths and plays, and various monsters
Rather than existing to scare naughty children and warn people away from all things dark and watery, like many ancient mythologies, Greek monsters mainly exist
The Amazonian warriors are one of Greek mythology’s most well-explored and long-lasting myths. These fighting women featured in stories by almost every Greek writer, and
Ερμής (er-MEES) Hermes is one of the most popular gods in Greek mythology. He was always considered to be particularly fond of humans –
Αφροδίτη (afro-THEE-tee) Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love, has been the inspiration for more works of art than any other mythological figure in
Folklore has been an integral part of Romanian culture for many centuries. Most of the country is made up of rural communities, leading to a
The ancestors of the Poles were already present in what is now Poland since the earliest Roman records of the area, in the early centuries
The Baltics were the last pagan nations in Europe to Christianize, between the 14th and 15th centuries. Because of this, mythology from the area is
Spain is made up of unique cultures and complex history spanning surprisingly diverse regions. Because of this, few Spanish myths and legends are country-wide. Rather,
The Turks had a massive impact on much of Europe. Because of their nomadic tribal lifestyle, the ancient Turks came into contact with a great
Croatian folklore is very much tied in with the Slavic tradition. This means that some myths and mythical creatures are Slavic, while others are found
After centuries of Christian and Islamic control, very little of the original Lusitanian mythology is known in Portugal. Still, what we do know is some
The Hungarian nation is not Europe-born. They come from the west of the Ural mountains in what is now Russia, and settled in modern-day
I’m Katja – I write all our mythology content. I’m a junior content strategist, but I studied literature and the ancient mythology of Greece, Rome, and Egypt in uni. It’s a hobby, but one I enjoy very much and intend to grow through this blog. This way, I get to learn while I research and write! Ideal. So if you want to learn more about a specific place, I’d love to help. Get in contact or comment on the blog, and I’ll do my best!