Who Is the Irish God of Death? A Morbid Introduction to the Morrígan, Donn, and Bilé

Irish mythology is rife with ruthless and ritual death. So is there a god and/or goddess from the Irish pantheon who is in charge of the recently deceased, à la the Grim Reaper or Charon from Greek mythology? Turns out there’s not just one Irish god of death, there are (at least) three.

What Is a Banshee? The Mythic Origins of Ireland’s Most Infamous Female Spirit

A brief biography of Irish folklore’s most frightening fay, the banshee. Learn why this vociferous, vatic vocalist haunts the households of those about to perish.

From Apple Bobbing to Trick-or-Treating: The Celtic History Behind Our Favorite Halloween Traditions

Yes, everyone knowns that Halloween originated with the Celtic festival of Samhain. But where did all our wacky Halloween rituals come from?

Dracula’s Irish Origins: Was Bram Stoker’s Vampire Actually Inspired by the Celtic Chieftain Abhartach?

We all know that Dracula was based on Vlad the Impaler, right? Turns out there’s a lot more to the story

Was ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ Really Inspired by the Dullahan, the Headless Horseman of Irish Mythology?

An in-depth history of the Dullahan and how he may (or may not) have influenced Washington Irving’s headless horseman