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A Mythical creature - mischievous, tiny and childlike. They are fond of dancing. In modern times interchangable with faries but historically their rivalsPixie
88.9%
A series of limestone caverns, a show cave and now a tourist attraction. Linked to a legendary witchWookey hole
77.8%
A teenager/young adult who slays a number of giants, generally though to be during the reign of King Arthur.Jack
44.4%
The castle where the legendary King Arthur was bornTintagel
44.4%
A neolithic, chambered long barrow situated on Cleeve Hill. It is one of the Costwold-Severn groupBelas Knap
11.1%
A ghost story that built up around a stretch of road in Dartmoor. Drivers tell of two hand grabbing their wheel and driving their car off the road. Hairy Hands
11.1%
A poem by William Blake, inspired by the apocryphal story that a young Jesus travelled to what is now England and visited GlastonburyAnd did those feet in ancient times
11.1%
A legendary character from the village of Mousehole, Cornwall who braved to winter storms to catch fish to feed his village. They are celebrated with a festival every December 23rdTom Bawcock
0%
A hill figure near the village of Cerne Abbas in Dorset. Some folk stories indicate that the image is an outline of the corpse of a real giant.Cerne Abbas Giant
0%
A granite cross on Dartmoor, where an Anglo-Saxon Earl of Devon in the 11th century is believed to have died there during a snowstormChilde's tomb
0%
The founder of Cornwall, a warrior and fighter of giants.Corineus
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A hollow wooden head with horns, a beard, and a hinged jaw which allowed the mouth to open and close. Part of a local variant of the charivari custom known as 'skimity riding'.Dorset Ooser
0%
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The tale associated with this place concerns a child who gets lost picking primroses and is given a gift by fairies and return safely home.Goblin Combe
0%
The last resting place of a suicide victim who is thought to have died in the late 18th century. A popular subject for local ghost storiesJay's Grave
0%
A country in Arthurian legend, said to have bordered Cornwall but sunk under the waves. Lyonesse
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A Westcountry custom practised on the last Thursday of October related to Halloween in Somerset. Children will march around with a jack o'lantern, singing a song.Punkie Night
0%
A magistrate in the early 17th century, who became Cornwall's version of Faust, having bargained his soul for power, fame and success.Jan Tregeagle
0%
The subject of the folk song of the same name, featuring Uncle Tom CobleyWidecombe
0%
A cryptid that is reported to live, in the Forest of Dean. In 1802, villagers disrupted by a mysterious giant boar, despite the species being extint in BritainBeast of Dean
0%
A male sea-spirit in Cornish folklore that inhabited mines and coastal communities as a hobgoblin during storms. Bucca
0%
The Queen of the Pixies, often depicted naked and associated with fire and water elements.Joan the Wad
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A mythical creature in Welsh, Cornish and Devon folklore. They are the equivalent of Irish leprechauns and English and Scottish brownies. Knocker
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Alternately referred to as either a cleric or wizard who regularly beats the Devil in bets and games. He is most well known around Herefordshire and Monmouthshire.Jack O'Kent
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