Tag Archives: Folk creature


Black Cat; Halloween Mythical Legendary Creature/Tradition

Informant-  When I was little I firmly believed in the Halloween Black Cat creature. The Black Cat would visit the night after Halloween to collect my candy. I would know to gather all of my candy and place it at the foot of my bed. The cat would take all of the candy and replace… Continue Reading »

Tailypo Horror Story

Informant: J, a 22-year-old, Caucasian male who grew up in San Francisco, California until he turned 16. He now lives in Boise, Idaho. He spent his summers at summer camp with his friends. Background info: During summer camps, counselors and children would sit around a firepit at night and tell stories. While some of these… Continue Reading »

Menehune

Context: This legend was performed in an apartment to an audience of 3 people. Background: The informant is from Hawaii, where this is a common legend. “Menehune are mischievous little creatures who will go around and steal objects. If something goes missing in Hawaii, we’ll blame it on the Menehune. “ This legend probably is… Continue Reading »