The Grim Reaper is the personification of death in folklore. He is typically depicted in a black hooded cloak with a scythe. It is said that he comes for every person when that person dies. More »

A grim reaper costume can be made by purchasing black polyester and cotton sheeting, sewing materials, black eye shadow and white face paint that can then be used to make the cape and to make up the trick-or-treater's fa... More »

The image of the Grim Reaper, a figure who represents death, is usually associated with dark and somber themes. The meaning behind a Grim Reaper tattoo, however, can vary from person to person. Some people who sport this... More »

The image of the Grim Reaper, a figure who represents death, is usually associated with dark and somber themes. The meaning behind a Grim Reaper tattoo, however, can vary from person to person. Some people who sport this... More »

Trolls, supernatural beings in Norse myth and North European folklore, are imaginary, not real. These frightening monsters have transformed from the non-Christian humanoid enemies of the Scandinavians into fantasy fictio... More »

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There is no specific reference in Irish folklore to there being female leprechauns. However, the word leprechaun itself, which dates from around the turn of the 17th century, is not gender-specific. It derives from the I... More »

Elves are not real and fall into the category of mythological creatures and folklore. These creatures are related to other myths such as fairies and leprechauns. The word "elf" comes from the word "alfar," which appeared... More »